A local swimmer is heading to Indianapolis for Olympic swim trials

Posted at 2:12 PM, Jun 12, 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado Springs high school student is bringing a new meaning to the title of Olympic City

Madi Mintenko, an incoming senior at Pine Creek High School, has received an invitation to participate in the Olympic swim trials in Indianapolis.

The Olympic swim team recognized her incredible talent after she won two state titles back-to-back.

Mintenko ranks 10th in the 400-meter Free event, and 12th in the 200-meter Free event.

Mintenko takes with her the incredible opportunity to qualify for one of the relay teams headed to Paris this summer.

Two other swimmers who grew up in Colorado Springs will also compete in the Olympic trials to try to earn their spots on the U.S. team. Quintin McCarty, a 2022 Discovery Canyon High School graduate and currently on the North Carolina State swim team, will compete in the 100 freestyle and 50 freestyle. McCarty is ranked 9th in the country for the 50 freestyle. Caroline Bricker, a 2023 Cheyenne Mountain High School graduate and Stanford women's team swimmer, will compete in the 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly, and 200 individual medley. Bricker is ranked 9th in the country in the 200 butterfly and 13th in the country in the 200 individual medley.

We wish all of them the best of luck and know they will represent the city of Colorado Springs with immense pride. We sincerely hope Mintenko doesn't have any high school summer reading projects this year!

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