USA Swimming Announces National Junior Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo, September 29. FORTY swimmers from across the country have been selected to the 2004 National Junior Team by USA Swimming, the National Governing body for the sport of swimming.

All 40 athletes will be invited to a three-day camp in Colorado Springs, Colo., to be held October 2-5, 2003. The team will stay and train at the Olympic Training Center and will be educated about nutrition, scientific advancements in the sport, doping control, media training and also will swim and work out in the Olympic training facilities.

The team is made up of the fastest swimmers in each Olympic event except the 50m free. Selected boys must be 17 years old and under, while girls must be 15 and under. Swimmers who have previously been named to the National Junior Team, or those who have represented the U.S. at a higher-level competition are not eligible.

The National Junior Team program began in 1989 with the first team selected competing in 1990. Since its inception, the Junior Team has boasted at least one future Olympian in each class before the 2000 games. Notable former Junior Team members include 2000 Olympians Anthony Ervin, Josh Davis, Nate Dusing, Lindsay Benko, Misty Hyman and world record-holders Ian Crocker and Natalie Coughlin among others.

Name, Age, Event, Team, Coach
Margot Brooks 15 800 Free Lake Erie SD Jerry Holtrey

Kelsey Ditto 14 400 Free, 800 FR Circle C Randy Reese

Kate Dwelley 14 200 Fly, 200 IM, 400 IM Terrapins Ray Mitchell

Skye Elbert 15 100 Back AZ Desert Fox Bob Gillett

Whitney Hall 15 100 Breast, 200 BR Lakeside AC Matt Rowe

Blake Hayter 15 400 Free North Coast Jeff Pease

Katie Hoff 14 200 IM, 400 IM Typhoon Diane Cayce

Katy Houston 15 100 Breast, 200 IM Reno Dave Hoover

Jennifer Illescas 15 100 Free, 200 Free Asphalt Green Brian Brown

Colleen Law 15 100 Free Curl-Burke Rick Curl

Melissa Marik 15 100 Back Naperville Eric Lazzari

Ava Ohlgren 15 100 Free Bulldog AC Bradley Brockway

Sarah Peterson 15 100 Free Nashville John Morse

Amanda Sims 14 100 Fly Santa Rosa Dan Greaves

Julia Smit 15 200 IM, 400 IM Three Village Barry Roffer

Tricia Weaner 14 100 Back, 200 Back West Shore YMCA Michael Gobrecht

Kate Ziegler 15 1500 Free The Fish Ray Benecki

Name, Age, Event, Team, Coach
Chris Ash 17 100 Breast Akron Firestone Cindy Virdo

Daniel Beal 17 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 200 Free Santa Barbara Ira Klein

Ricky Berens 15 100 Fly, 200 Fly Mecklenburg Dave Gibson

Matt Biel 16 1500 Free Terrapins Ray Mitchell

Andrew Callahan 16 200 Breast Dynamo Alex Braunfeld

Peter Carothers 17 100 Fly Cincinnati Marlins Chris Wolford

Rory Connell 17 200 Free, 200 IM Team Delaware Jamie Skinner

Mujahid El-Amin 16 100 Fly City of Atlanta Tommy Jackson

Christopher Ewald 17 400 Free, 800 Free Dynamo Alex Braunfeld

Billy Jamerson 17 100 Breast Southern Cresent Jamey Myers

Michael Klueh 16 400 Free, 800 Free, 1500 Free, 200 Fly Carmel Donny Brush

John Kevin Koehler 17 1500 Free Dayton Raiders Kevin Weldon

Scott Lathrope 17 200 Back Orinda Aquatics Ron Heidary

Matthew Lowe 17 100 Breast Minot YMCA Kathy Aspaas

Caleb McDermott 17 100 Back, 200 Back Circle C Randy Reese

Christopher Nuess 17 200 IM, 400 IM Spokane Area Todd Marsh

Geoffrey Rathgeber 17 200 IM Sonoco ST Tim Quill

Jon Roberts 15 100 Breast Greater Rochester Racing Rick Aronberg

Daniel Rohleder 16 100 Fly Circle C Randy Reese

Matthew Scanlan 16 200 Back Bakersfield Derek Guffey

Chris Seitz 16 200 Back N Ky Clippers Andy Rose

Gil Stovall 17 100 Fly, 200 Fly Memphis Tiger David Smith

Garrett Wagner 17 100 Free, 200 Free Sierra Marlins Jeff Pearson

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