Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - BYU Swimming and Diving Feature Article - BYU Swimming and Diving Feature Article: "This past summer, Gregor was privileged to compete at the Olympic Trials for the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing.

“I have never been to a more intense swim meet in my life,” said Gregor. “The energy in the building was incredible and the production was just amazing. No one ever makes a production for swimming, but they had light shows and fireworks—usually they just give us a pool and say, ‘Go!’”

He explained that it wasn’t uncomfortable for him to walk around with the likes of Michael Phelps, Jason Lezak and other big swimmers. He said he had raced all of those guys before and trained with the majority of them.

However, Olympic Trials weren’t all that he was hoping they would be. Even though Greiner had a great experience, he had a disappointing swim.

“I didn’t improve at all,” Greiner said. “I didn’t come anywhere close to where I wanted to be. I haven’t reached my potential and I want to see where that is.”

Greiner has the goal of making it to the Olympic Summer Games in 2012 and will continue to train after his senior year of swimming at BYU."


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