Swimmer Travis Pollen Off to Great Start at Para Nationals

SAN ANTONIO-Swarthmore swimmer Travis Pollen ’12 opened up the US Paralympic Nationals in San Antonio by qualifying for finals in three events, all with personal best times.  Pollen, who is an above-knee amputee, is competing in the S9 class in the meet.  In preliminaries this morning he placed 5th in the 100 meter backstroke (1:15.12), 3rd in the 200 IM (2:44.6), and is the top overall seed in his class in the 50 freestyle (28.47).  He will swim in finals later today.

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