USA Swimming Olympic Roster 2016: Meet the Team for Rio

Melanie Margalis


Event: Women's 200m IM


Margalis, 24, has come a long way to this point. At the 2012 Olympic trials, she finished 26th in the 200m breastroke. At the 2014 Pan Pacs, she came in 12th in the 400m IM and ninth in 200m IM. At last year's World Championships, she finished seventh in the 200m IM. That steady improved continued into trials this week, as she lunged ahead of Caitlin Leverenz to finish second in the 200m IM and qualify for Rio. She swam at the University of Georgia. (Getty)