USA Swimming has named 5 swimmers as team captains for the 2019 World Junior Swimming Championships. Gretchen Walsh, Carson Foster, Lillie Nordmann, Luca Urlando, and Maxine Parker were voted by their peers to lead the Americans into competition in Budapest this week, where the championships will take place from August 20th-25th.
Carson Foster is the only swimmer of the 5 have competed at the World Junior Swimming Championships before. He raced to a silver medal in the 200 back and another in the 800 free relay at the 2017 World Junior Swimming Championships. All 5 have represented the USA internationally in the past as part of different junior teams, including the 2018 Junior Pan Pacs.
Both Walsh and Nordmann have older sisters that competed at the 2017 edition of this meet in 2017. There, the USA won 30 total medals, nearly twice as many as anyone else in the field, including 11 gold, 12 silver, and 7 bronze medals.
4 of the 5 captains are entering their senior years of high school, with the exception being Walsh, who is entering her junior year of high school.