The US World Championship Team Chooses Captains

Today, the World Championship team voted for their captains. The team is together in Bilbao, Spain at their training camp. They leave for Barcelona on Wednesday.

The men’s team voted veteran swimmers, Ricky Berens and Matt Grevers, as their captains. Ricky Berens is a two time Olympian. He was also a member of the 2010 Short Course World championship Team and the 2011 Long Course World Championship Team. With 3 Olympic medals and 4 World championship medals, Berens is someone the Team USA can lead them to success. Matt Grevers is a two time Olympian. He also was on the 2006 Short Course World Championships and the 2009 Long Course World Championship Team. With 6 Olympic medals and 4 world Championship medals, Grevers will be a good role model for the rookie World Championship Team members.

The women’s team voted for veterans, Dana Vollmer and Natalie Coughlin, to be their team captains. Dana Vollmer is a two time Olympian and has been on 3 World Championship Teams. Throughout her career, Vollmer has earned 4 Olympic Gold medals along with 7 World Championship Medals. She made her first World Championship Team in 2004. She adds a lot of experience to a younger women’s team. Natalie Coughlin is a 3 time Olympian. She has also been on 6 World Championship Teams. With 12 Olympic medals and 48 medals in major international competition, she has the most experience of anybody on the men’s or women’s roster.

These four athletes will lead the American squad of 42 in Barcelona.

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I cannot believe this is not mentioned:

Berens was also in the 2009 world Championships…. with errr… his behind was all bare for the world to see.

Lane Four

LOL LOL LOL I completely forgot about that!


That’s how he snagged Rebecca Soni. She was so distracted she only took 4th in the 2Breast.

Good choices for captain. None will be too busy for the job, except possibly Grevers. Nah. I’m trying to remember, he’s got 3 individual and 2 relays?


Which would be the 3 individuals ? 100 Back , 50 fly , and ??? + 2 relays ( 400 free prelims or final ?? depending on his times ; 400 free medley ) . I can’t remember which would be Grevers 3d individual ; maybe there is none . His plate is allready pretty full while Berens will be way less busy ( 800 free relay ) . At Least Berens will be fully fresh for that relay final and hope he clocks a great time .

bobo gigi

Matt Grevers also has the 50 back.


AHHHHHHHHHH yes , i forgot that race LOL .

Philip Johnson

lol, forget bad pacing, she was just preoccupied.

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