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Corrin Van Lanen chases Olympic dream

Posted: 12:09 PM, Jun 30, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-01 13:56:00-04
Since Corrin Van Lanen was 6 years old, chances are, you could find her in the water.  Her first Olympic memories were of watching Michael Phelps in 2008 win a record 8 gold medals and now she's getting closer to chasing her Olympic dream.
 
Her name can be seen over and over and over when looking at the records on the wall at the Pulaski Community Pool. At a young age, she realized her grace and power in the pool were going to take her places. "I kind of realized, this is kind of my niche, this is what I can do, this is what I'm good at." Corrin told us.
 
This February, the Ohio University freshman qualified for the Olympic Trials with a speedy swim of 26.04 seconds.  Despite all her other successes, this one means the most so far. "It was breathtaking.  I know for sure, the first thing I did was look into the stands to see my mother and father have tears in their eyes."
 
Corrin is one of close to 1,800 men's and women's swimmers competing at the U.S. Olympic swim trials this week. Her goal is to advance to the semi's so that she can get a second swim.