USA WUG Open Water Rosters, Coaching Changes, Non-Olympic Events Announced

South Carolina Head Coach McGee Moody has been named to the 2013 U.S. World University Games roster, replacing North Carolina’s Rich DeSelm.

Moody is the coach of Michael Flach, who will swim the 200 fly at this summer’s World University Games (barring qualification for the World Championships.)

Also named today were the roster for the open water team for the World University Games. The women’s roster will be Emily Brunemann and Ashley Twichell, and the men’s lineup will feature Ryan Feeley and Joey Pedraza. Of the four, only Feeley swam in the NCAA last year, and none of the four have any eligibility left.

The coaching staff for the open water team at the World University Games will be Josh White, an assistant at the University of Michigan and coach of both Brunemann and Feeley, while Jack Roach will be the Team Leader.

USA Swimming has also named the entrants for the non-Olympic events at the World University Games. Keep in mind that this is all pending changes on the basis of who qualifies for the World Championships.

Those will be as follows:
50 fly – Kelsey Floyd, Jasmine Tosky
50 breast – Laura Sogar, Emily McClellan
50 back – Kendyl Stewart, Cindy Tran
1500 free – Stephanie Peacock, Ashley Steenvoorden

50 fly – Jack Conger, Kyler van Swol
50 breast – Kevin Cordes, Mike Alexandrov
50 back – Jacob Pebley, Eugene Godsoe
800 free – Michael McBroom, Sean Ryan

The most current pool roster is available below:

Rachael Acker 400 Free Relay Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics/Cal
Catherine Breed 100/400 Free, 800 free relay Pleasanton Seahawks/Cal
Chelsea Chenault 200 Free Terrapins Swim Team
Kelsey Floyd 50/100/200 fly Tennessee
Meghan Hawthorne 400 IM Rattler Swim Club/USC
Sarah Henry 200/400 IM, 800 Free Relay Aggie Swim Club/Texas A&M
Liv Jensen 50 Free, 400 Free Relay California Aquatics/Cal
Andrea Kropp 200 Breast Rattler Swim Club/USC
Melanie Margalis 200 IM Saint Petersburg Aquatics/Georgia
Emily McClellan 50/100 Breast J-Hawk Aquatic Club/UW-Milwaukee
Stephanie Peacock 400/800 Free Swim Florida/North Carolina
Megan Romano 50/100/200 free, 100 back Athens Bulldog Swim Club/Georgia
Laura Sogar 50/100/200 Breast Bluefish Swimming/Texas
Ashley Steenvoorden 800 Free Minnesota
Kendyl Stewart 50/200 Back North Coast Aquatic Club/USC
Jasmine Tosky 50/100/200 Fly Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics/USC
Cindy Tran 50/100 Back Golden West Swim Club/Cal
Ellen Williamson 200 Back University of Virginia
Michael Alexandrov 50/100 Breast Trojan Swim Club/Northwestern
Matt Barber 200 Free Arizona
Jack Conger 50/100 Fly Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club
Kevin Cordes 50/100/200 Breast Arizona
Michael Flach 200 Fly South Carolina
Eugene Godsoe 50/100 Back Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics
Adam Hinshaw 200/400 IM, 800 Free Relay Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics/Cal
Bernard Johnson 200 Breast Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics/Stanford
Tom Luchsinger 200 Fly Three Village Swim Club/North Carolina
Michael McBroom 400/800/1500 Free The Woodlands Swim Team/Texas
Jacob Pebley 50/100/200 Back Corvallis Aquatics/Cal
Tyler Reed 100 Free Southern Kentucky Swim Club/Kentucky
Jacob Ritter 400 Free Relay Texas
Sean Ryan 800/1500 Free Michigan
Adam Small 50 Free Arizona
Austin Surhoff 800 Free Relay NBAC/Texas
Derek Toomey 50 Free, 400 Free Relay Minnesota
Kyler Van Swol 50/100 Fly Minnesota
Michael Weiss 400 IM Wisconsin
Kyle Whitaker 200 IM Michigan
Alex Wold 800 Free Relay Santa Clara Swim Club (Minnesota)
Michael Wynalda 100 Free, 200 Free, 400 Free Relay Michigan

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9 years ago

Because of Visa issues for Russia, they will not fill slots for swimmers who make the World Champs team from the WUG’s roster.

Reply to  Coach
9 years ago

Well that sucks. Do you have a link to this information somewhere? I know that some people were hoping that people already named to the WUG roster would make the WC team and that they would then select a person to fill that empty WUG spot.

9 years ago

If some of these swimmers make the world championship team, is the world university spot filled by somebody else or what? I could see Cordes, Sogar, Romano, Alexandrov making world champs. And Sean Ryan is on this roster. Is he doing WUGs pool and World Champs Open Water. Perhaps he won’t even go to World Trials?

Reply to  Swammer
9 years ago

yes, Sean is doing Worlds OW and WUGS pool.

9 years ago

How can athletes who have not competed in a year and have no eligibility left represent at the World UNIVERSITY Games?

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