PHOENIX, Arizona, August 14.USA Swimming released the roster for the 36 men and women flying to Dubai in less than two weeks for the world junior championships. This meet has been a breeding ground for future Olympians from many countries, and we’ll no doubt see a few 2016 Olympic contenders come from this crop. On the women’s side, Becca Mann will be busy in four events, and will add more stamps to her passport after spending some time in Barcelona racing in open water events at the world championships. On the men’s side, Caeleb Dressel will be one of the top Americans in the pool. Dressel broke three national age group records in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles this summer, and could improve on those swims in Dubai. Two swimmers who took down Michael Phelps national age group records recently are also on the team. Justin Lynch will look to drop his 100 fly national age group record even further, as will Andrew Seliskar in the 200 IM. You can read the full list of the American team on swimmingworld.com.
The IPC world championships brought many more gold medals and world records, and a little bit of history for a famous American. Jessica Long, who just won an ESPY for best female athlete with a disability, won her 21st world championship gold medal last night in the 200 IM with a 2:37.11 in the SM8 grouping. She’s set for the 400 freestyle final tonight and a chance to make it 22 golds over four world championship meets. Four world records were set on Tuesday, the first by Australian Blake Cochrane with a 1:17.83 in the 100 breast for the SB7 division. Next up was Elodie Lorandi of France, who posted a world record time of 4:32.79 in the 400 free for the S10 division. Russia’s Roman Makarov won the men’s 100 fly in the S12 bracket with a world record time of 56.84, and Oleksii Fedyna of the Ukraine made it four world records last night with a 1:03.58 in the 100 breast for the SB13 division. Ian Silverman was going for the world record in the men’s 400 free for the S10 bracket, but came up a little more than a second short with a gold medal-winning time of 4:05.38.