Redmond native Heather Harper will compete next Tuesday, June 26, in the Olympic swimming team trials in Omaha, Neb.
Harper, a rising sophomore at Boise State University, will swim the 100-meter breaststroke—the event in which she earned two 4A state titles while swimming for .
Harper appears in a video interview on the Boise State sports information website to talk about qualifying for the Olympic trials and her feelings going into the event.
“I’m just really excited," she says in the video. "I feel like my training’s been (going) really, really well this year.”
Harper also said she is looking forward to competing with athletes who have served as role models during her swimming career.
“I’m really excited just to swim in the same pool as them and have fun with my teammates,” she said. (Click here to watch the entire interview.)
Prelims begin next Tuesday at 8 a.m. Pacific Time. You can watch a live webcast of the day's events at usaswimming.org. The final races will also air on NBC at 8 p.m. Pacific Time.