While swimming will always be a young person’s sport, there are 13 athletes in the 30-and-older club competing at the U.S. Olympic trials in Omaha, Nebraska.
OMAHA, Neb. — Amanda Weir just can't bring herself to say the word “retirement.”
So, she's still at the pool, still toiling away against kids half her age — if that.
“I don’t think I’ll ever officially end it,” said the 35-year-old Weir, who is attempting to make her fifth Olympics at the U.S. swimming trials that began Sunday. "I don't think I'll ever be able to stand behind the block and say this is my last race.”
While swimming will always be a young person's sport, Weir has plenty of company in the 30-and-older club.
She and a dozen other such athletes are competing in Omaha, led by 40-year-old Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin.
“Obviously, I have a lot of memories and a …