Harnish, Small, Bayer, Andrew, Grieshop Lead 14 for US World Cup Squad

Press release, courtesy USA Swimming

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Fourteen athletes recognized as top 18-and-under swimmers from across the nation will represent USA Swimming this fall at FINA World Cup events in Doha and Dubai.

Michael Brooks of York YMCA will serve as head coach for the team, with Cindy Dial of Firestone Akron Swim Team traveling as the assistant coach. Jeri Marsburn of Irvine Novaquatics will be the team manager.

The women’s roster includes National Team members Courtney Harnish (York, Pa./ York YMCA) and Meghan Small (Lineboro, Md./York YMCA), as well as four members of the National Junior Team led by Cassidy Bayer (Alexandria, Va./Nation’s Capital Swim Club). Harnish and Small were medalists for Team USA at the 2015 Pan American Games.

For the men, Michael Andrew (Lawrence, Kan./Indie Swimming) and Sean Grieshop (Cedar Park, Texas/Nitro Swimming) will look to build on their success at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships, where they combined for eight medals in Singapore. All eight men on the roster are members of the USA Swimming National Junior Team.

A complete roster is available here.

After competing in Doha on Nov. 2-3, the squad will race in Singapore on Nov. 6-7. Visit fina.org for complete World Cup information

Serving as a valuable resources to the athletes on the roster, Felicia Lee (Wayne, N.J./Stanford Swimming) and David Plummer (Oklahoma City, Okla./New York Athletic Club) are the National Team representatives on the trip.

Complete selection procedures for the roster are available here.

Women’s Roster
Cassidy Bayer NCAP
Marta Ciesla Pine Crest Swimming
Erin Earley Hopkins Mariner Swim Team
Courtney Harnish York YMCA
Meghan Small York YMCA
Erin Voss Greater Holyoke YMCA Vikings
Men’s Roster
Michael Andrew Indie Swimming
Sean Greishop Nitro
Matthew Hirschberger NCAP
Logan Houck Sandpipers of Nevada
Bryce Mefford Sierra Marlins
Joey Reilman Firestone Akron Swim Team
Carsten Vissering NCAP
Chris Yeager Nitro
Head Coach Michael Brooks York YMCA
Assistant Coach Cindy Dial Firestone Akron Swim Team
Manager Jeri Marshburn Irvine Novaquatics
National Team Rep Felicia Lee
National Team Rep David Plummer

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Considering how horrendous some of the times have been from the male side for the World Cup this year (55.96 for bronze in the 100 back, 15:28 win for the 1500m ) Andrew can probably make quite a few podium places if he can swim about his best times like he usually does….


It would be great to see MA swim some more PB’s in LCM. 100 free 49.?, 100 Breast 1:00 low and 100 fly 52 low. All of those times would keep him on an improvement trajectory for the semi’s and possibly better at OT’s. Who knows what he can do from there.

Sophia Navarre

Totally unrelated to the article, but just had some quick questions about high school swimming. First of all, on average, how many yards do high school swimmers, who got on to a collegiate level, swim per day? And how often should they do dry land? Also, is it more important to focus on technique or building muscle in high school? Thanks!

bobo gigi

Very good squad.
Interesting to see Ciesla who wasn’t at last world junior championships.

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