BIG SHOT: The 17-year-old will be making his way to Adelaide in June to trial for the 2020 Olympic Games.
BIG SHOT: The 17-year-old will be making his way to Adelaide in June to trial for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Stanthorpe schoolboy glides into Olympic trials

SWIMMING: Stanthorpe swimming champion Ben Armbruster has done it again, this time qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games trials.

The 17-year-old will make his way to Adelaide in June next year, with hopes of representing his country at the biggest sporting event on the calendar.

"It's huge, only 17 and going to the Olympic trials, it's pretty cool," Armbruster said.

His impressive lap times over the year were all he needed to qualify for the upcoming trials, swimming 100 metre butterfly in 00.56.52 and 100 metre backstroke in 00.58.53. 

"At the moment I'm doing 100 metre butterfly and 100 metre backstroke, but I could be going for 50 metre freestyle as well," he said.

Training up to 11 hours a week for the last 13 years has paid off, with the young athlete set to bring his A game.

It was only last month that Armbruster was named the Toowoomba Open Sprint Champion where he broke two Milne Bay pool records, and five Toowoomba Open meet records.

The Stanthorpe State High School graduate has wrapped up his schooling this year and is sure to be keeping busy in the pool in the lead-up to next year's trials.

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