Laramie, Wy – A former University of Wyoming swimmer has advanced to the semi-finals of the U-S Olympic swimming trials. Scott Usher swam his fastest time of the year in the 200 meter breast stroke, placing second to the American record holder, Brendan Hansen. Usher will swim again tonight for a shot at the finals. U-W swim coach Tom Johnson says that race will be a tough one. If he qualifies for the finals, Usher must place in the top two in order to make the team.