Originally published June. 1
For Naomi Ruele representing her home country of Botswana in the Olympics is a dream come true. The redshirt freshman at Florida International is “the fastest swimmer out of Botswana” according to her coach, Randy Horner.
That speed has paid off after Ruele swam a 26.07 in the 50m free at the NCAA championships, earning her a spot on the Botswanan Olympic swim team.
Ruele credits her team and coaches in helping her achieve the goal of qualifying to swim in the Olympics. Horner believes the sky is the limit when it comes to what Naomi can accomplish as a swimmer, adding that the training she is receiving at FIU has helped her to grow as a swimmer.