Bill Rose Named Head Coach for U.S. Junior Team for Asian World Cups Tour

Bill Rose, the head coach of the Mission Viejo Nadadores, has been named the head coach for the 19 swimmers aged 18-and-under that USA Swimming is sending to the FINA World Cup events in Tokyo and Beijing on November 9th-10th and 13th-14th, respectively.

This roster will include one of Mission Viejo’s swimmers, Katie McLaughlin, who was also on the Junior World Championships roster. Rose is best known for his work with open water and distance swimmers, but McLaughlin is as much evidence as is needed that he can absolutely develop sprinters as well.

USA Swimming chose the top-ranked junior swimmers, who made themselves available, based on their World Rankings. The women’s squad had to be faster than top 50 in the world, and the men’s squad faster than top 75 in the world.

This list is loaded with not only stars of the U.S. Junior World Championship roster, but a lot of the names that we’ve seen being snapped up by college programs in recruiting this fall. Among those uncommitted still on this roster is the Dynamo Swim Club’s Gunnar Bentz.

Kathleen Baker Winston-Salem, NC SwimMAC Carolina
Quinn Carrozza Austin, Texas Longhorn Aquatics
Ella Eastin Irvine, Calif. SOCAL Aquatics Association
Kaitlin Harty Gardner, Mass. Greenwood Memorial Swim Club
Becca Mann Homer Glen, Ill. Clearwater Aquatic Team
Kathryn McLaughlin Dana Point, Calif. Mission Viejo Nadadores
Kylie Stewart Atlanta, Ga. Dynamo Swim Club
Danielle Valley Lakewood Ranch, Fla. Sarasota YMCA Sharks
Hannah Weiss Mercer Island, Wash. King Aquatic Club
Brooke Zeiger Cumberland, R.I. Bluefish Swim Club
Gunnar Bentz Atlanta, Ga. Dynamo Swim Club
Connor Green Milton, Mass. Bluefish Swim Club
Francis Haas Richmond, Va. NOVA of Virginia Aquatics
Alexander Katz Sarasota, Fla. Sarasota YMCA Sharks
Jay Litherland Alpharetta, Ga. Dynamo Swim Club
Curtis Ogren Menlo Park, Calif. Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics
Corey Okubo Irvine, Calif. Aquazot  Swim Club
Paul Powers Clermont, Ga. Splash Aquatic Club
Justin Wright Fresno, Calif. Fresno Dolphins Swim Team

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Lane Four

Well deserved! Very well deserved! Bill is a great coach and great man.


Same coaches being picked time and time again. Get some new blood coaching for these teams


What would be your suggestion Lame?


leading on the international stage is not the same as coaching at home. Strong leadership from young blooded vets like Coach Rose is a necessity.


Actually, this is false. Jason Turcotte was the head coach for this trip for the past two years. I cannot remember the last time Coach Rose led a Jr Team trip.


Coach Rose
*** Young At Heart = TRUE
*** International Experience = TRUE
*** Been On The Ground In Beijing = TRUE
*** One Of Our Best Coaches = TRUE

Coach Turcotte
*** Young At Heart = TRUE
*** International Jr Team Experience = TRUE
*** One Of Our Best New Blood Coaches = TRUE

Excellent choices!

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