USA Swimming Announces 2011-2012 Junior National Team Roster

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 8

September 06th, 2011 National

 On the heels of the release of the 2011-2012 USA Swimming National Team roster, USA Swimming has also announced their 2011-2012 Junior National Team roster. The selection criteria for this roster is very similar to that of the Senior National Team, with a few exceptions. This roster was chosen strictly on the basis of the 2011 Conoco Phillips National Championships meet in Palo Alto, California, and was chosen on the basis of the top 6 finishers in each individual event (prelims and all three finals included, relay leadoffs and time trials excluded).

For the full Junior National Team roster, in PDF, click here.

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don
11 years ago

Mostly unfortunate for the kid but at 16 he has plenty of time. Do coaches not read qualifying requirements anymore?

PREDICTA57
11 years ago

The team will go without the fastest qualifying individual in the 200m fly who attended Juniors instead of Seniors. This is unfortunate for the US team as well as for the individual himself.

don
11 years ago

swimfan07

That was a FINA rule. They set the age up date.I guess other countries don’t consider 18 year old guys “juniors”. I personally think it should be 15 for girls and 17 for guys.

Joe
11 years ago

I don’t think it is all about going to World Youth Championships when naming the National Jr team. It is good to track the young talent and there are other perks for them too!

swimfan07
11 years ago

Agree that the Junior Team selection process is a bit curious. There are a large number of incoming college male freshman on this list…..Nolan, Younquist, Stubblefield, Darmody, Cosgarea, Stephens, Pescke, Cordes, Elliott and more. Yet, the Junior team trips/training have age dates that exclude 18 year olds. Several of these these guys were on the 2010-2011 Junior Team, qualifed for the 2011 Peru Meet but were blocked from attending (Nolan, Younquist, Elliot, Cosgarea) because they were born before 1/1/93. Seems like the same can happen with the 2011-2012 squad. Why do they select a team allowing 18 year olds and then have a meet age criteria that blocks them? Does not make sense.

bobo gigi
11 years ago

Ok, but when I see that Kathleen Ledecky isn’t in this list, I think there’s a problem. I know she wasn’t in the national championships but she’s the star of junior national championships with very impressive times for a 14 year old swimmer. Her coach knew the selection criteria but you can’t blame a swimmer to not participate at a meet a week before the championships where she wants to perform at her peak form. The selection criteria must change. Excuse me for my english if i make some language’s faults but I make some efforts.

tom
11 years ago

boys 100 backstroke….

55.0, 55.2, 55.3, 55.2

…nice.

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Braden Keith

Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder/co-owner of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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