Jessica Long, Brad Snyder Headline 2013 U.S. Paralympic National Team

  1 Braden Keith | January 20th, 2013 | Featured, News, Paralympic & IPC Swimming

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U.S. Paralympics has named the 2013 National “A” and “B” Teams for Paralympic swimming, and in the post-Paralympic year it is headlined by some huge names, including World Record holders Jessica LongVictoria ArlenMallory WeggemannBrad Snyder, and Justin Zook.

The criteria for being named to this year’s “A” team was being a medalist at last year’s Paralympic Games; making the “B” team required qualifying for the Paralympic Team and finishing in the top 8 (and within 3% of the winning swimmer’s time). Athletes can be added to these rosters throughout the year by hitting the National Team “A” or “B” standards, or by winning a medal at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships.

Making these teams can be a huge financial boon for athletes; though surely not enough to support them fully, Paralympics/World Championship medalists receive a monthly stipend of $800; those athletes who meet the National A Team Standard receive a $500 monthly stipend; and B Team members receive a $300 monthly stipend. In addition, National Team athletes can receive up to $1,750 in travel stipends to attend certain select elite-level meets, insurance, and housing/food support for training at the National Training Center.

Further money can be earned by setting a Paralympic World Record in a Paralympic event ($500) and a World Record at this year’s World Championships ($1,000).

More about this year’s Athlete and Sport Program is available here.
Read more about 2013 Long Course Championships qualifying procedures here.

2013 National A Team

Women

NameHometownClass
Victoria ArlenExeter, N.H.S6/SB5/SM6
Kelley BechererSheboygan, Wis.S13/SB13/SM13
Cortney JordanHenderson, Nev.S7/SB7/SM7
Jessica LongBaltimore, Md.S8/SB7/SM8
Rebecca MeyersTimonium, Md,S13/SB13/SM13
Noga Nir-KistlerAllentown, Pa.S6/SB5/SM6
Susan Beth ScottCape Girardeau, Mo.S10/SB9/SM10
Elizabeth StoneGrand Rapids, Mich.S9/SB8/SM9
Mallory WeggemannEagan, Minn.S7/SB6/SM7

Men

NameHometownClass
Tucker DupreeRaleigh, N.C.S12/SB12/SM12
Rudy Garcia-TolsonRiverside, Calif.S8/SB7/SM7
Lantz LambackAugusta, Ga.S7/SB7/SM7
Roy PerkinsDel Mar, Calif.S5/SB4/SM5
Ian SilvermanBaltimore, Md.S10/SB9/SM10
Brad SnyderSt. Petersburg, Fla.S11/SB11/SM11
Justin ZookFt. Lauderdale, Fla.S10/SB9/SM10

2013 National B Team

Women

NameHometownClass
Anna EamesGolden Valley, Minn.S10/SB9/SM10
Anna JohannesAlexandria, Va.S9/SB8/SM9
Colleen YoungSt. Louis, Mo.S13/SB13/SM13

Men

NameHometownClass
Cody BureauLatrobe, Pa.S9/SB9/SM9
Joe WiseMenlo Park, Calif.S10/SB9/SM10

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  1. Larry says:
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    It’s a shame our Para Olympic Athletes aren’t supported like Great Britain’s!

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