Japan International Meet on Tap for Tuesday

CHIBA, Japan, August 19. THE final major meet of the summer will begin Tuesday in the Pacific Rim when the Japan International Swim Meet gets under way. The competition is scheduled to run through Friday and a number of international stars are expected to be in attendance, along with a solid American squad.

Australia is sending a loaded roster to the event, one that includes world-record holder Grant Hackett. The two-time defending world champion in the 1500 freestyle is gearing up for the Beijing Olympics, where he'll try to make it a trifecta in the metric mile. Hackett is expected to be joined by Libby Lenton, the freestyle ace who won the 50 and 100 freestyles and the 100 butterfly at the World Champs.

For the United States, it will be represented by a mixture of young and veteran standouts. While the female squad will turn to the likes of Tara Kirk and Rebecca Soni, the men's team should be highlighted by Randall Bal and Nick Brunelli. Also in attendance will be Rachel Komisarz and David Cromwell. The U.S. squad includes:

Alyssa Anderson Granite Bay, Calif./Sierra Marlins 400 free
Caitlin Andrew San Antonio, Texas/Sun Devil Aquatics 100 fly
Presley Bard Napa, Calif./Indiana University Club Paradise 100, 200 back
Mary Beck Austin, Texas/Longhorn Aquatics 200 back
Emily Brunemann Crescent Springs, Ky./Club Wolverine 800 free
Ashley Chandler Chandler, Ariz./Cal Aquatics 400 free
Annie Chandler San Antonio, Texas/Tucson Ford Dealers 100 breast
Jennifer Connolly Lafayette, Ind./Boilermaker Aquatics 100 back
Emile Ewing Madisonville, Ky./Auburn Aquatics 200 back
Jessica Hardy Long Beach, Calif./Trojan Swim Club 100 breast
Kristen Heiss Casper, Wyo./Aggie Swim Club 200 back
Lara Jackson El Paso, Texas/Tucson Ford Dealers 50 free
Ashley Jones Joliet, Ill./Indiana University Club Paradise 200 back
Dana Kirk Bremerton, Wash./Stanford Swimming 100 fly
Tara Kirk Bremerton, Wash./Stanford Swimming 100 breast
Rachel Komisarz Louisville, Ky./Lakeside Swimming 100 fly
Felicia Lee Towson, Md./North Baltimore Aquatics 100 fly
Shayna Longacre Barto, Pa./Rutgers Swimming 100 breast
Abigail MacGregor Louisville, Ky./Triton Swimming 200 breast
Christine Magnuson Tinley Park, Ill./Tennessee Aquatics 100 fly
Hayley McGregory Houston, Texas/Longhorn Aquatics 100, 200 back
Julianne McLane Concord, Calif./Terrapins Swim Team 200 back
Emily Neal Plano, Texas/Aggie Swim Club 200 back
Kaitlin O'Brien Caldwell, N.J./Big Cat Aquatics 200 breast
Lindsay Payne Cleveland, Ohio/Trojan Swim Club 100 breast
Katharine Riefenstahl Blue Bell, Pa./Germantown Academy 100, 200 back
Melanie Roberts Raleigh, N.C./Raleigh Swim Association 100 breast
Allison Schmitt Canton, Mich./Club Wolverine 400 free
Jessica Schmitt San Diego, Calif./North Coast Aquatics 200 breast
Kristen Shickora Tamaqua, Pa./Atlantis Aquatic Club 100 back
Rebecca Soni Plainsboro, N.J./Trojan Swim Club 100, 200 breast
Kim Vandenberg Moraga, Calif./Team Bruin 200 fly
Leila Vaziri Coral Springs, Fla./Coral Springs Swim Club 100 back
Catherine Whestone Haven Beach, N.J./Rutgers Swimming 100 fly

Randall Bal Fair Oaks, Calif./Unattached 100 back
Nick Brunelli Mansfield, Mass./Sun Devil Aquatics 50 free, 100 free
Christopher Burckle Louisville, Ky./Lakeside Swim Team 200 breast, 400 IM
John Criste Trabuco Canyon, Calif./Mission Viejo Nadadores 200 breast
David Cromwell Missoula, Mont./Longhorn Aquatics 100, 200 back
Mark Dylla Littleton, Colo./Aces Swim Club 200 fly
Benedict Hesen Jeffersonville, Ind./Indiana University Club Paradise 100 back
Logan Madson Bend, Ore./Auburn Aquatics 200 fly
Sean Mahoney Rio Vista, Calif./Terrapins Swim Team 200 breast
Adam Mania Madison, Wis./Schroeder YMCA 100 back
Caleb McDermott Canyon Lake, Texas/Longhorn Aquatics 200 IM
Tyler McGill Champaign, Ill./Auburn Aquatics 200 fly
Dustin McLarty DeLand, Fla./Daytona Beach Swimming 400 IM
Brennan Morris Lewisburg, Pa./North Baltimore Aquatics 400 IM
CJ Nuess Medical Lake, Wash./Pine Crest School 400 IM
Todd Patrick Chesterfield, Mo./Indiana University Club Paradise 200 IM
Jonathan Roberts Raleigh, N.C./Minnesota Aquatics 100 breast
David Russell Wellesley, Mass./Bluefish Swim Club 100, 200 back
Patrick Schirk Pottstown, Pa./Big Cat Aquatics 100 back
Gil Stovall Memphis, Tenn./Athens Bulldog Swim Club 100, 200 fly
Matthew Thompson Dallas, Texas/Dallas Mustangs 200 back
Rexford Tullius Port Orange, Fla./Daytona Beach Swimming 200 back
James Wike Sterling, Ill./Auburn Aquatics 100 back
Paul Zaich Irvine, Calif./Stanford Swimming 200 breast

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