It came two days after the self-imposed deadline to announce, but on Wednesday, USA Swimming has announced the roster for the 2013 FINA World Junior Championships.
This roster was chosen from the top eligible athletes (females born 1996-1999, and males born 1995-1998), two per event, from the combination of the World Championship Trials, the U.S. Open, and the Junior National Championships.
Among the biggest names on the roster are Becca Mann, who swam at the 2013 senior World Championships in open water on the women’s side, and Caeleb Dressel, who has destroyed the men’s National Age Group Record books in the long course sprint freestyles over the last 6 weeks.
Every name on this roster is a star, though, and expect them all to make noise in the future at least on the NCAA level, if not beyond that. Among the teams putting multiple swimmers on the roster are SwimMAC Carolina with three, Dynamo in Atlanta with three, the North Texas Nadadores with two, NCAP with two, Sarasota with two, and Mission Viejo with two.
Jason Turcotte and Paul Yetter will lead the teams, which we already knew, and their staffs will be filled out with Steve Brown from Sarasota, Adam Cooper from the Flint YMCA Falcons, John Flanagan of NCAP, Kate Lundsten from the Aquajets, Mike Laitala from Longhorn Aquatics, and Pam Swander from SwimMAC Carolina.
The meet will be hosted from August 26th-31st in Dubai, UAE.
|Olivia Anderson||100m BR||Aquajets Swim Team|
|Kathleen Baker||200m IM, 100/200m BK||SwimMAC Carolina|
|Quinn Carrozza||200/400m FR||Longhorn Aquatics|
|Katherine Drabot||4x200m FR||Ozaukee Aquatics|
|Ella Eastin||200/400m IM||SOCAL Aquatics Association|
|Bethany Leap||200m BR||Sarasota YMCA Sharks|
|Becca Mann||400/800m FR, 200m FL, 400m IM||Clearwater Aquatic Team|
|Kathryn McLaughlin||50/200m FR, 100/200m FL, 4x100m FR||Mission Viejo Nadadores|
|Alexandra Meyers||4x100m FR||Schroeder YMCA Swim Team|
|Isabella Rongione||800m FR||The Fish|
|Maija Roses||100m BR||SwimMAC Carolina|
|Cierra Runge||100m FR, 4x200m FR||North Baltimore Aquatic Club|
|Mary (Mimi) Schneider||100m FR||Academy Bullets Swim Club|
|Riley Scott||200m BR||Marin Pirates|
|Clara Smiddy||100m BK||AK Sharks|
|Kylie Stewart||200m BK||Dynamo Swim Club|
|Courtney Weaver||100m FL||Flint ‘Y’ Falcons|
|Abbigail Weitzeil||50m FR||Canyons Aquatic Club|
|Gunnar Bentz||100/200m BR, 200/400m IM, 4x200m FR||Dynamo Swim Club|
|Aidan Burns||400m FR||Santa Clara Swim Club|
|Caeleb Dressel||50/100/200m FR||Bolles School Sharks|
|Connor Green||100/200m BK||Bluefish Swim Club|
|Kyle Gornay||4x100m FR||Redlands Swim Team|
|Ryan Harty||100m BK||Greenwood Memorial Swim Club|
|David Heron||800m FR||Mission Viejo Nadadores|
|Matthew Josa||100m FL||SwimMAC Carolina|
|Alexander Katz||200m BK,4x200m FR||Sarasota YMCA Sharks|
|Jay Litherland||400m IM||Dynamo Swim Club|
|Justin Lynch||100/200m FL||Terrapins Swim Team|
|Blake Pieroni||200m FR||Duneland Swim Club|
|Paul Powers||50/100m FR||Splash Aquatic Club|
|Brett Ringgold||4x100m FR||North Texas Nadadores|
|Jonathan Roberts||400/800m FR||North Texas Nadadores|
|Andrew Schuehler||200m BR||Jersey Wahoos|
|Andrew Seliskar||200m FL, 200m IM||Nation’s Capital Swim Club|
|Carsten Vissering||100m BR||Nation’s Capital Swim Club|