Zach Harting on His Addition to US Roster for World Short Course Championships: ‘Reporting for Duty’

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Olympian Zach Harting has been added to the U.S. roster for the upcoming 2022 Fina World Short Course Championships in Melbourne.

Harting tweeted the announcement in his typical humorous social media presence.

The conversation… More or less.

: “Zach can you come to Australia for Short Course World’s?” Me: “Sure, when do we leave?” USA Swimming: “We fly out in 8 days… ” Me: 😳 🫡 “Reporting for duty.”

Zach Harting will join Jake Magahey and Trenton Julian as newer additions to the U.S. roster.

The 2022 FINA World Championships (25m) will take s place Dec. 13-18 at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre in Melbourne, Australia .

The roster features 16 Olympians , including  Zach Harting, Ryan Murphy (Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida/California Aquatics), Torri Huske (Arlington, Virginia/Stanford University), Andrew (Encinitas, California/MA Swim Academy) , Hali Flickinger (York, Pennsylvania/Sun Devil Swimming), Nic Fink (Morristown, New Jersey/Metro Atlantic Aquatic Club) and Rhyan White (Herriman, Utah/University of Alabama/WFFM), Kate Douglass and Leah Smith, among others.

Multiple reigning short course world champions will be representing the U.S. again, including Fink, White and Shaine Casas (McAllen, Texas/Longhorn Aquatics). Last year’s U.S. roster led the medal table with nine gold, nine silver and 12 bronze for 30 total medals.

Making their senior – level debuts in a FINA international competition will be David Curtiss (Yardley, Pennsylvania/NC State University), David Johnston (Dallas, Texas/University of Texas), Jake Foster (Cincinnati, Ohio/University of Texas/Mason Manta Rays), Erin Gemmell (Potomac, Maryland/Nation’s Capital Swim Club) and Jillian Cox (Cedar Park, Texas/University of Texas).

This year’s team will be led by head coach Braden Holloway (NC State) and assist ant coaches Bruce Gemmell (Nation’s Capital Swim Club), Whitney Hite ( University of Florida ), Ashley Jahn ( University of Tennessee ) and Eddie Reese (Longhorn Aquatics).

For more on the 2022 FINA World Championships (25m), visit 

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