USA Swimming Announces World Aquatics Open Water Junior Championships Roster

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

USA Swimming, the national governing body (NGB) for the sport of swimming in the United States, today announced its 12-person roster for the 2024 World Aquatics Open Water Junior Championships, which take place September 6-8 in Alghero, Italy.

“This will be a great opportunity for these young athletes to represent the U.S. and gain valuable racing experience on the international stage,” said USA Swimming National Team Open Water Director, Bryce Elser. “These athletes had stellar showings at Open Water National Championships earlier this month, and they’ll be great representatives of both their club and USA Swimming during their time in Italy.”

To view the full roster, click here.

The decorated Sandpipers of Nevada group is represented by four athletes on this year’s roster: Luke Ellis (Las Vegas, Nev./Sandpipers of Nevada), Gabriel Manteufel (Las Vegas, Nev./Sandpipers of Nevada), Sianna Savarda (Las Vegas, Nev./Sandpipers of Nevada), and Claire Weinstein (Las Vegas, Nev./Sandpipers of Nevada). Saint Petersburg Aquatics is also represented well with Cobe Hehenberger (Saint Petersburg, Fla./Saint Petersburg Aquatics) and Brinkleigh Hansen (Saint Petersburg, Fla./Saint Petersburg Aquatics).

Nine of the 12 American swimmers will be representing the U.S. for the first time in their careers. Ellis, Weinstein, and Claire Stuhlmacher (Henrico, Va./NOVA of Virginia Aquatics, Inc.) were all members of the U.S. roster at the last World Aquatics (formerly FINA) Open Water Junior Championships, which took place in Seychelles in 2022. The best finish of the trio was Weinstein’s gold medal in the 5K.

For more on the 2024 World Aquatics Open Water Junior Championships, click here. To view previous U.S. rosters at Open Water Junior Championships, click here.

About USA Swimming

As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competitions including the Olympic Games and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives. For more information, visit

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