Regan Smith Among 10 American Teens Headed to Asian World Cup Stops

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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Ten of USA Swimming’s rising stars will compete this fall at FINA World Cup events in Tokyo and Singapore.

Five members of the 2017-18 National Team highlight the roster: Andrew Abruzzo(Plymouth Meeting, Pa./Plymouth Whitemarsh Aquatics), Michael Andrew (Lawrence, Kan./Race Pace Club), Dakota Luther (Austin, Texas/Austin Swim Club), Regan Smith(Lakeville, Minn./Riptide Swimming) and Alex Walsh (Nashville, Tenn./Nashville Aquatic Club).

The full roster is as follows:

  • Andrew Abruzzo (Plymouth Whitemarsh Aquatics)
  • Michael Andrew (Race Pace Club)
  • Carson Foster (Mason Manta Rays)
  • Trey Freeman (Baylor Swim Club)
  • Lindsay Looney (Metroplex Aquatics)
  • Dakota Luther (Austin Swim Club)
  • Daniel Roy (King Aquatic Club)
  • Regan Smith (Riptide Swimming)
  • Alex Walsh (Nashville Aquatic Club)
  • Matthew Willenbring (Austin Swim Club)


  • Head Coach Doug Wharam (Nashville Aquatic Club)
  • Manager Jeri Marshburn (Irvine Novaquatics)
  • Team Physician Jim Johnson

In addition, Olympic medalists Lia Neal (Brooklyn, N.Y./Stanford Swimming) and Tom Shields (Huntington Beach, Calif./California Aquatics) will serve as National Team reps on the trip.

After competing in Tokyo on Nov. 14-15, the squad will race in Singapore on Nov. 18-19. Visit for complete World Cup information.

Complete selection procedures for the roster are available here.

Press release courtesy of USA Swimming.



  1. Maureen Leta Ducret

    Wow, what an amazing experience for these kids. Congrats Alex!!!

  2. Michele Dantas

    Yay!! Good luck and have fun Alex!

  3. Kristen Mullen

    Congratulations, what an incredible experience!

  4. Anna Waters

    Wowee. Congrats Alex 👍

  5. Kathleen Brandner Robinson

    Wow! What a great experience. I hope she has time to sightsee! Both are amazing cities.

  6. Inna Koucka

    Best of Luck Guy’s!!!!

  7. Kim Wise

    So awesome!! Go Alex! 💪

Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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