Bainbridge's Silver swims in Beijing Saturday
August 9, 2008 · Updated 8:18 PM
Having passed one last test, Bainbridge High School graduate Emily Silver will take to the water with the women's 4x100 meter freestyle relay team at the Beijing Olympics Saturday.
Silver reclaimed her berth in the relay after performing well in a time trial Thursday, according to her father, Bob Silver's blog Bainbridge to Beijing.
The 22-year-old was named to the team in early July after a fifth-place finish at the Olympic trials in Omaha, Neb.
But shortly after her qualifying swim, Silver took an extra stroke at the end of a race, breaking two fingers on the edge of the pool.
She underwent surgery at the Stanford Medical Center and continued training with a waterproof cast. Silver and her parents arrived in Beijing earlier this week, with the U.S. Olympic swimming team.
Silver was asked to swim a time trial Thursday to ensure her hand was in racing shape.
Coaches were looking for a sub-55 second time. Cheered on by teammates, Silver swam a 54.9, according to Bob Silver.
The successful trial means Silver will suit up for the preliminary 4x100 freestyle relay Saturday, at 9:22 p.m. PST. The race will be carried on KING 5 TV.
Finals for the relay are scheduled for Sunday at 11:18 a.m.