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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Bobthebuilderrocks
4 years ago

Where’s KING HOFFER?!

bobo gigi
Reply to  Bobthebuilderrocks
4 years ago

King?

emg1986
Reply to  bobo gigi
4 years ago

Squire Hoffer.

CROOKED HILLARY
Reply to  emg1986
4 years ago

Serf

Swimnerd
Reply to  Bobthebuilderrocks
4 years ago

Parlor Trick Hoffer

Jake
4 years ago

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!

Hswimmer
4 years ago

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

Jake
Reply to  Hswimmer
4 years ago

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

Hswimmer
Reply to  Jake
4 years ago

Thank you, was just curious.

barrett
4 years ago

The requirements to make this team were tough-the females had to be top 50 in the world and the men had to be top 75. There was a possible 8 women and 8 men that could make this team. The reason the men only has 5 swimmers is because invited athletes have to be in the world rankings of the selection criteria. This team is super exclusive to make-without a doubt one of the toughest junior teams to make .

bobo gigi
4 years ago

Great American junior roster. Many of them have the potential to make the US olympic team in 2020. Many of them have shined at last junior pan pacs which is generally a great indicator for future great international careers. I have particularly an eye on Zoe Bartel, Regan Smith, Anya Goeders, Sean Grieshop and Andrew Abruzzo. Hopefully these teens will be well rested to shine and make a lot of finals. They have the talent to do it. Anyway that will be a huge experience for that group and especially those without any international experience.

Alex Simmonds
4 years ago

Actually there are still some names missing like finke, michael taylor, sweetser and in women like bayer, becca mann also ivey but still a good team. I guess some of them can’t be there.

Swimnerd
4 years ago

You would think Michael Taylor would have made the team, any clarification on why he didn’t qualify or just didn’t feel like doing the circuit?

Bow
Reply to  Swimnerd
4 years ago

Michael Taylor did qualify and so did a few others. They opted not to go on the trip.

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