USA Team for 2019 World Junior Swimming Championships Elects 5 Captains

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 14

August 18th, 2019 News

USA Swimming has named 5 swimmers as team captains for the 2019 World Junior Swimming Championships. Gretchen WalshCarson FosterLillie NordmannLuca 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.

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Foster swam at the 2017 Jr. Worlds in Indy.


Yeah he split 1.48 on 4×200 at 15yrs old

Jalen Stimes

And did 1:57.8 in the 200 Back


And got a silver medal there in 200 back!


The future of USA swimming is bright, good luck!


After seeing this pic of Urlando, he looks more like a kid who goes 1:53.8 scy! Probably a lot more room to grow 👀

Jalen Stimes

LCM, not SCY



Jalen Stimes

Sorry, I didn’t fully read your statement.

Knows nothing

Actually a 200 SCY fly of 1:53.8 is fairly fast for a kid of Luca’s size/shape.

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