Page Madden waves during U.S. Olympic Team Trials in June 2024.

Kinesiology Alumna Paige Madden Makes U.S. Olympic Team Again

Madden, who took home a silver medal from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, will swim three events in Paris at the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

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Photo of Page Madden at the U.S. Olympic Swim Team Trials by Jack Spitser, USA Swimming.

Team UVA: Women’s Swimming Well-Represented on US Olympic Roster

The four-time national champion University of Virginia women’s swimming program will be widely represented at the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

The U.S. Olympic Swim Team Trials concluded over the weekend in Indianapolis with five Cavaliers – including two alumni – securing their spots on Team USA for the Paris Games.

That’s the most UVA representatives from swimming at a single Olympic Games and marks the fifth consecutive Olympics that at least one Wahoo women’s swimmer has been in the field.

Current UVA student-athletes Alex Walsh (200-meter individual medley), Gretchen Walsh (50-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly and 4x100-meter freestyle relay) and Emma Weber (100-meter breaststroke) will compete in a combined five events, while recent alumni Kate Douglass (200-meter breaststroke, 100-meter freestyle and 200-meter individual medley) and Paige Madden (400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle and 4x200-meter freestyle relay) will compete in six more.

UVA’s Todd DeSorbo, who has led the Wahoos to four straight national titles and was an assistant coach at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, will be the women’s head coach in Paris.

Read more at UVA Today.

Madden Wins Silver at the 2020 Olympics

Kinesiology alumna Paige Madden helped the United States’ 4x200-meter freestyle relay team win the silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

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