USA Swimming Names National Junior Team Roster of 83 Athletes

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Jake Foster made the national junior team in three events. Photo Courtesy: Connor Trimble

USA Swimming today announced the names of 83 youth swimmers who will represent the 2019-2020 U.S. National Junior Team. The team increases in size by 16 swimmers from last year’s National Junior Team and is made up of 46 women and 37 men.

“Looking at this roster, there is a lot to be excited about,” USA Swimming National Junior Team Director Mitch Dalton said. “In addition to the 19 of our 18-and-under athletes who qualified for the National Team, the talent on this year’s National Junior Team shows that club coaches and athletes are gearing up for an exciting Olympic year. I look forward to seeing what this group can accomplish in Omaha and beyond.”

The 2019-2020 National Junior Team selection comes on the heels of Team USA’s performance at the 2019 FINA World Junior Championships, which was one of the most successful international trips in team history. The team’s 37 medals are the second-most medals at a long course worlds competition, while the 18 gold medals are the most ever by a single team at a world junior championships competition. This year’s National Junior Team will feature 29 athletes who competed in Budapest, 19 of whom contributed to the impressive medal count.

Three athletes qualify for the National Junior Team in four events: Mariah Denigan (Walton, Ky./Northern Kentucky Clippers), Mikey Calvillo (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Area Swim Team) and Jake Magahey (Dacula, Ga./Swim Atlanta). Fourteen athletes in total make the roster in three or more events.

Women’s Roster

  1. Ellie Andrews, Dublin Community Swim Team, 100 breast
  2. Abby Arens, Marlins of Raleigh, 200 breast
  3. Julissa Arzave, South Bay Aquatics, Open Water
  4. Emma Atkinson,  Germantown Academy, 200, 800 free, 200 back
  5. Anna Auld, East Coast Aquatic Club, Open Water
  6. Elise Bauer, Central Florida Marlins, 1500 free
  7. Lucy Bell, Fort Collins Area Swim Team, 100, 200 fly
  8. Olivia Bray, Virginia Gators, 100, 200 fly
  9. Caitlin Brooks, Gator Swim Club, 100, 200 back
  10. Grace Cooper, Delta Aquatics, 50, 100 free
  11. Alexandra Crisera, Beach Cities Swimming, 100 back
  12. Katie Crom, Mission Viejo Nadadores, 200 fly
  13. Micayla Cronk, Blue Dolfins, 100 free
  14. Annabel Crush, Lakeside Swim Team, 100 back
  15. Claire Curzan, TAC Titans, 100, 200 back, 100 fly
  16. Gillian Davey, Central Iowa Aquatics, 200 breast
  17. Mariah Denigan, Northern Kentucky Clippers, 800, 1500 free, 400 IM, Open Water
  18. Madelyn Donohoe, The Fish, 800, 1500 free
  19. Kate Douglass, Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club, 50 free, 100 fly, 200 IM
  20. Isabel Gormley, Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics, 400 IM
  21. Katie Grimes, Sandpipers of Nevada, 800 free
  22. Zoie Hartman, Crow Canyon Sharks, 100 breast, 200 IM
  23. Leah Hayes, Fox Valley Park District Riptides, 200 IM
  24. Tess Howley, Long Island Aquatic Club, 200 fly
  25. Isabel Ivey, Cal Aquatics, 100 free, 100 back
  26. Lydia Jacoby, Seward Tsunami Swim Club, 100 breast
  27. Sophia Karras, Long Island Aquatic Club, 1500 free
  28. Anna Keating, Machine Aquatics, 200 breast
  29. Justina Kozan, BREA Aquatics, 200 free, 200 fly, 200 IM
  30. Lindsay Looney, Metroplex Aquatics, 200 fly
  31. Natalie Mannion, Commonwealth Current, 200 back
  32. Paige McKenna, Nation’s Capital Swim Club, 800, 1500 free
  33. Olivia McMurray, Swim Florida, 800, 1500 free
  34. Claire Nguyen, Nation’s Capital Swim Club, Open Water
  35. Kelly Pash, Carmel Swim Club, 100, 200 fly, 200 IM
  36. Hayley Pike, Northwest Arkansas Aquatics, Open Water
  37. Grace Sheble, Nova of Virginia, 200 fly, 200, 400 IM
  38. Kaitlynn Sims, Magnolia Aquatic Club, 800, 1500 free
  39. Summer Smith, Bluefish Swim Club, 400 IM
  40. Rachel Stege, Fox Valley Swim Team, 400, 800, 1500 free
  41. Ashley Strouse, Scottsdale Aquatic Club, 200 free
  42. Amy Tang, Unattached, 100 free
  43. Chase Travis, Nation’s Capital Swim Club, Open Water
  44. Claire Tuggle, Clovis Swim Club, 200, 400, 800 free
  45. Rye Ulett, Dynamo Swim Club, 100, 200 back
  46. Emily Weiss, Indiana Swimming, 100, 200 breast

Men’s Roster

  1. Jack Alexy, Somerset Hills YMCA, 100 free
  2. Hunter Armstrong, Canton City Schools, 50 free
  3. Dylan Becker, Sandpipers of Nevada, 1500 free
  4. Liam Bell, US Aquatics Club, 100 breast
  5. Brendan Burns, Upper Main Line YMCA, 200 fly
  6. Mikey Calvillo, Indiana Swimming, 400, 800, 1500 free, 400 IM
  7. Jackson Carlile, Fishers Area Swimming Tigers, Open Water
  8. Adam Chaney, Mason Manta Rays, 50, 100 free
  9. Tim Connery, Swim MAC Carolina, 200 IM
  10. Ross Dant, Hickory Foundation YMCA, 400, 800, 1500 free
  11. Wyatt Davis, Carmel Swim Club, 200 free, 100, 200 back
  12. Matt Fallon, Somerset Valley YMCA, 200 breast
  13. Matthew Fenlon, Badger Swim Club, 200 fly
  14. Jake Foster, Mason Manta Rays, 200 breast, 200, 400 IM
  15. Tim Gallagher, Poulsbo Piranha Swim Team, 200 back
  16. Will Gallant, West Hartford Aquatic Team, 800 free
  17. Will Grant, Heart of Texas Aquatics Team, 100, 200 back
  18. Brennan Gravley, Sandpipers of Nevada, 800, 1500 free
  19. Sawyer Grimes, Sandpipers of Nevada, Open Water
  20. Ian Grum, Dynamo Swim Club, 200 back
  21. Joseph Gutierrez, Sandpipers of Nevada, Open Water
  22. Ethan Heasley, Hillsboro Swim Team, 400 IM
  23. Julian Hill, Gator Swim Club, 200 free
  24. Kevin Houseman, Bainbridge Island Swim Club, 100 breast
  25. Ethan Hu, Peak Swimming, 100 fly
  26. Peter Larson, Edina Swim Club, 200 back
  27. Destin Lasco, Salvation Army Kroc Aquatics, 100 free
  28. Kenneth Lloyd, North Carolina Aquatic Club, Open Water
  29. Jason Louser, Long Island Aquatic Club, 400 IM
  30. Jake Magahey, Swim Atlanta, 100, 200, 400, 800 free
  31. Blake Manoff, Unattached, 100 fly
  32. James Plage, Aquabears, 800, 1500 free
  33. AJ Pouch, Team Rebel Aquatics, 200 breast
  34. Ivan Puskovitch, Episcopal Academy Aquatic Club, 1500 free, Open Water
  35. Dare Rose, Scarlet Aquatics, 200, 400 free
  36. Peter Thompson, Billings Aquatic Club, Open Water
  37. Kevin Vargas, La Mirada Armada, 400 IM

The 83 selections come from 26 states across the nation. California is the highest-represented state with eight selections, while Florida and Nevada follow with seven and six athletes, respectively.

Seventy-one clubs are represented on this year’s National Junior Team, led by Sandpipers of Nevada’s five representatives. Nation’s Capital Swim Club and Long Island Aquatic Club are the next-highest represented clubs with three swimmers each.

Selection procedures for the 2019-2020 U.S. National Junior Team are available at usaswimming.org. Open Water National Junior Team roster spots are based off the top-six men and top-six women from the 2019 USA Swimming 10K National Championships. Top finishers must also meet the general criteria for the qualification to the National Junior Team.

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