Byron's Halsmer Heading to U.S. Open Swim Meet - – Rockford’s News Leader

Byron's Halsmer Heading to U.S. Open Swim Meet


Recent Byron High School graduate Jackson Halsmer qualified for the U.S. Open Swim Meet in Irvine, California next week.

Halsmer qualified at a meet in Minnesota this past weekend with a time of 23.47 seconds in the 50-meter race. The qualifying time to beat was 23.49 seconds.

Now he'll get a chance to compete against some of the top swimmers in the country, including Ryan Lochte.

"It was good to get that cut and it's going to be a great experience," Halsmer said. "I definitely want to take it all in. It will be interesting to see how I stack up against some of the older guys. It's definitely going to be a learning experience overall."

Halsmer leaves for California next week and is scheduled to compete August 3rd. A few weeks after that, he'll leave to start his college career at the University of Iowa.

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