16 USA Swimming Juniors to compete at FINA World Cup Events

Sixteen swimmers recognized as top 18-and-under swimmers from across the nation will represent USA Swimming this fall at FINA World Cup events in Tokyo and Singapore.

The women’s roster includes Kathleen Baker (Winston Salem, N.C.) the runner-up finisher in the 200m back at Phillips 66 Nationals, who also competed at the Pan Pacific Championships this summer. Ella Eastin, (Irvine, Calif.) a double gold medalist and captain of the Junior Pan Pacs team also headlines the squad.

For the men, Alexander Valente (Santa Barbara, Calif.) will look to continue his winning ways after earning gold in the 100m fly and the 400m medley relay at Junior Pan Pacs. Sean Grieshop (Cedar Park, Texas) also brings his experience from Maui with a silver-medal finish in the 1500m free.

A complete roster is available here.

After competing in Tokyo on Oct. 28-29, the squad will race in Singapore on Nov. 1-2. Visit fina.org for complete World Cup information.

Tim O’Brien of Nitro Swimming and Linck Bergen of Tualatin Hills Swim Club will serve as coaches for the trip. Complete selection procedures for the roster are available here.

About USA Swimming

As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 300,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, Promote the sport, Achieve competitive success. For more information, visit www.usaswimming.org.

Swimming News courtesy of USA Swimming.

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Chia Pet
8 years ago

That is a great smile in the picture of Kathleen. It really does capture what this sport is all about.

8 years ago

Kathleen baker is able to make it to as many international meets as possible. Perks of being homeschooled

bobo gigi
8 years ago

Wow! Great roster!
Cassidy Bayer! 😎 You know she’s in my watch list for a few years now. 🙂
Miss Szekely for Psychodad. 😉
Kathleen Baker who is so fast in short course.
Lilly King who is the best US hopeful on breaststroke for the next years.
Hannah Kukurugya who had an amazing last summer. (from 2.17.35 last year to 2.09.68 this year in the 200 fly!)
Sean Grieshop, Alex Valente or Michael Taylor on the boys’ side.

Lane 0
8 years ago

Michael Taylor is a beast in SC.
Surprised no Michael Andrew.

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