(Video Interview) Grace Ariola Embracing Team USA Veteran Role for World Juniors

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Grace Ariola will swim on her third Team USA junior team later this month at the World Junior Championships in Indianapolis, and she will take on a busy schedule, with the 50s and 100s of free and back, plus relays.

First, though, Ariola came to Junior Nationals to swim a short program of events, and she explained in an interview with Swimming World why she wanted to come, even though she was not fully rested.

Ariola also discussed what she’s expecting for World Juniors, including how her role on the team has changed and how she plans to deal with her busy schedule and the ups and downs of a six-day meet. She also shed insight on whether she’s a better freestyler or backstroker.

Watch more video interviews from Junior Nationals by clicking here.

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Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is the host of Swimming World TV and a staff writer. A contributor to Swimming World since 2009, he has covered NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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