Despite Canada pulling out of the 2014 North American Challenge Cup, instead choosing to replace it with its own East vs. West dual meet.
So the Cup went searching for a replacement team for this inter-national meet to join Mexico, Southern California Swimming, and Pacific Coast Swimming all-star teams. They have looked to the east and invited an all-star team from Gulf Swimming, which will take place of Gulf Swimming’s participation in an age group Zone championship meet.
The meet takes up to the fastest 80 swimmers in the 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, and 17-18 from each country/LSC. More details about this year’s meet will be upcoming, but the expected host is Veracruz, Mexico from August 7th-9th, 2014.
Gulf Swimming, which generally encompasses the greater Houston region and most of Southeast Texas, had three age group alumni on the 2013 U.S. World Championship team: Cammile Adams, Simone Manuel, and Michael McBroom. Further, this LSC that includes Texas A&M University, was able to claim breaststroker Breeja Larson among its members at the World Championships.