USA Swimming Names Roster of 13 Juniors for World Cup Meets

USA Swimming has announced a roster of 13 18-and-under swimmers who will travel to the 2016 FINA World Cup stops in Tokyo and Hong Kong later this month.

The roster was chosen on the basis of swimmers with the highest World Rankings in “any and all events,” provided they are ranked 50th or higher in the world for women or 75th or higher in the world for men.

13 were selected out of a maximum of 16 spots on the team, with 8 women but only 5 men ultimately being selected.

Rich Murphy of the Dynamo Swim Club (no Dynamo swimmers qualified for the team) was selected as the head coach of the group, and Jeri Marshburn of Irvine Novaquatics has been named the team manager.

The group is led by four Olympic Trials finalists:

  • Michael Andrew, who placed 4th at this summer’s U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100 meter breaststroke
  • Sean Grieshop, who was 5th in the 400 IM
  • Sierra Schmidt, who finished 8th in the 800 free; and
  • Austin Katz, who was 5th in the 200 back.

Full roster is below:


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Love seeing 14 year old Regan Smith at this level. Had a great summer and has speed across so many events. Gaining this experience at the start of the quad is going to be very beneficial for her. Fun to see Coach Mike Parratto (Jenny Thompson) working his magic again with a great young talent. So much potential for Team USA with this tandem. Good luck!


Alex Walsh?!?! Or is she on the national team?


Alex wasn’t quite high enough in world rankings. Although I’m sure she was close. And she’s on the National Jr Team.


Thank you, was just curious.

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