Felicia Pasadyn Qualifies for 2020 Olympic Trials

Felicia Pasadyn posing on the pool deck after qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Trials.
Felicia Pasadyn qualified for the 2020 Olympic Trials in the 100 backstroke.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's swimming and diving incoming first-year Felicia Pasadyn qualified for the 2020 Olympic Trials on Sunday at the Lake Erie Long Course Senior Championships in Cleveland, Ohio.

Hailing from Hinckley, Ohio, Pasadyn clocked in with a first-place time of 1:02.58 in the 100-meter backstroke, outpacing the rest of the field by more than five seconds. Pasadyn is the second incoming Crimson swimmer to qualify for Trials, following in the footsteps of Adaline Rose Bullock, who secured a spot in the 100 backstroke earlier this month.

Pasadyn will make her way to Cambridge in the fall, bringing with her impressive credentials. The Brunswick High graduate was a four-time All-American and Academic All-American, and nine-time all-conference performer, who won the Ohio Division I state title in the 100 back her final two seasons, setting the school and Medina County record in the process.

Pasadyn is set join the back-to-back Ivy League champions in the fall and will be part of a roster that is scheduled to return all five of its NCAA qualifiers, six of its seven first-team all-Ivy League performers (individual/relay), and eight of its 10 all-Ivy second-team honorees (individual/relay).