Wheeling swimmer Mia Sunseri qualifies for Olympic Trials

Wheeling Park High School

WHEELING, W.VA. (WTRF)- Wheeling Park senior, Mia (MEE-A) Sunseri has made big strides this year as a swimmer. During the U.S. Open in Richmond a few weeks ago, Sunseri placed fourth in the 200 breastroke, allowing her to qualify for the Olympic Trials this summer in Omaha, Nebraska.  

“Overall, I’m just really excited for the experience. USA swimming puts on a whole production and it’s unlike any swim meet I’ve ever been to, or probably will ever be to. I’m just really excited for the experience,” said Sunseri.  

She’s very passionate about the sport of swimming.

” She’s always caring, she’s always there for me and she’s one of my biggest role models. I really look up to her,” said Ava Sunseri, Mia’s sister. 

Accomplishing her goals is something that Mia always aims to do. She has spent her high school career focused on one particular university.  

Mia will be furthering her swim career as an athlete at Pitt University. She is following in her father’s footsteps who also swam for the D1 Panthers but the family has even deeper ties to Pitt.  

“My great uncle was also an All-American football player there, My cousin Tina Sunseri was also a quarterback there so my family has a tradition of going to Pitt and I honestly couldn’t be more excited to join Pitt’s team.  

Mia has advice for those seeking success.  

“Work hard for the goal that you want to get. Without hard work, you’re not going to get to where you want to be.” 

The trials will take place in Omaha Nebraska from June 13th through the 20th. Sunseri says she is overjoyed for this opportunity. 

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