USA Swimming Sets Pan American Games Roster: Margo Geer, Nathan Adrian Highlight

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Swimming today announced a 35-member roster, highlighted by seven Olympic medalists, set to represent the United States in the pool competition at the 2019 Pan American Games on Aug. 6-10, 2019, in Lima, Peru.

Three-time Olympian and eight-time Olympic medalist Nathan Adrian (Bremerton, Wash./California Aquatics) will lead the way for Team USA and will compete in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle events in his Pan American Games debut.

Fellow Olympic gold medalists joining Adrian on the men’s roster include Gunnar Bentz (Atlanta, Ga./Dynamo Swim Club), Kevin Cordes (Naperville, Ill./Unattached), Cody Miller (Las Vegas, Nev./Sandpipers of Nevada) and Tom Shields (Huntington Beach, Calif./California Aquatics).

The women’s roster is highlighted by Olympic medalists Haley Anderson (Granite Bay, Calif./Trojan Swim Club) and Lia Neal (Brooklyn, N.Y./Team Elite), as well as Olympian Molly Hannis (Santa Rosa, Calif./Tennessee Aquatics).

Veteran Madison Kennedy (Avon, Conn./SwimMAC Carolina) is slated to compete in her third straight Pan American Games and is a two-time medalist at the event. Bentz and Meghan Small (Lineboro, Md./Tennessee Aquatics) are making return trips to the Pan American Games.

Six members of the 2015 Pan American Games roster went on to qualify for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team and eventually won medals in Rio de Janeiro – Bentz, Kelsi Dahlia, Katie Meili, Allison Schmitt, Olivia Smoliga and Amanda Weir.

The Pan American Games are the world’s third-largest international multisport Games; they are only surpassed in size and scope by the Olympic Summer Games and the Asian Games. The first Pan American Games were held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1951 and the inaugural Parapan American Games were held in Mexico City in 1999. Both the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games are held every four years for the athletes of the 41 PASO member nations, in the year preceding the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games.

All Pan American Games roster nominations are pending approval of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

*making return trip

Men’s Roster:

  • Nathan Adrian, 50/100 free
  • Nick Alexander, 200 back
  • *Gunnar Bentz, 200/400 IM
  • Daniel Carr, 100/200 back
  • Michael Chadwick, 50/100 free
  • Kevin Cordes, 100 breast
  • Nic Fink, 200 breast
  • Grant House, 200 free
  • Matthew Josa, 100 fly
  • Drew Kibler, 200 free
  • Will Licon, 200 breast, 200 IM
  • Cody Miller, 100 breast
  • Sam Pomajevich, 200 fly
  • Tom Shields, 100/200 fly
  • Charlie Swanson, 400 IM
  • True Sweetser, 800/1500 free
  • Chris Wieser, 400 free

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Women’s Roster

  • Haley Anderson, 400/800/1500 free
  • Phoebe Bacon, 100 back
  • Mariah Denigan, 800/1500 free
  • Bethany Galat, 200 breast
  • Margo Geer, 50/100 free
  • Sarah Gibson, 200 fly
  • Molly Hannis, 100 breast
  • *Madison Kennedy, 50 free
  • Annie Lazor, 200 breast
  • Helen Moffitt, 100 fly
  • Lia Neal, 100 free
  • Meaghan Raab, 200 free
  • Claire Rasmus, 200 free
  • *Meghan Small, 200 IM
  • Isabelle Stadden, 200 back
  • Kendyl Stewart, 100 fly
  • Allie Szekely, 400 IM
  • Alex Walsh, 200 back, 200 IM

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