Kansas City, Missouri 2021-07-28 06:00:13 –
Kansas City, Missouri — Two sisters from the Kansas City region who participated in the Olympic Swimming Trial said the event was a “stunning” experience.
“It was a lot,” said Avery Karl, 15,. “It was overwhelming, but meeting everyone else like you was also a great experience. It was just amazing.”
However, despite being tried, Karl’s sister Avery and 18-year-old Abbey did not dive into sports from an early age.
“For the first few years, I thought,’I don’t want to do this,'” said Abbey Karl. “I discussed with my parents in almost every practice. I didn’t like it. I didn’t want to do it. And something just clicked on it ever since. I loved you. ”
Abby Karl stuck to the sport, but Avery Karl left for a few years trying other sports before returning to the pool. The two said the race really drew them into the water.
And it was their competitiveness that spotlighted the athletes at the Olympic Trial in Omaha, Nebraska. Abby Karl swam a 100-meter backstroke, and Avery Karl swam a 50-meter freestyle in her first Olympic trial.
Prior to the trial, the athletes told KSHB 41 that their schedule consisted of time in the pool and weight room several times a week. Being together during the fierce days helped them get over it.
“It’s great that she’s there as a support system,” Abbey Karl said.
“It was really good to be there and just know what I was experiencing and what she was experiencing. We were based on the day of the race and we were I had a very good understanding of what he wanted to eat and when he wanted to sleep, and something like that. ”
The two weren’t eligible to move on to the next wave, but both are eager to return to the Olympic trials.
“It was a lot of fun,” said Avery Carl. “I wanted to race again when I was done”
In August, Abbey Karl heads to the University of Louisville for a swim. Avery Karl continues to swim with the club team in her second year at Blue Valley North High School.
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