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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tom

boys 100 backstroke….

55.0, 55.2, 55.3, 55.2

…nice.

bobo gigi

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.

swimfan07

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.

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Braden Keith

Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder 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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