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    Swimming: US National Teams

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    Team USA Roster Set for Short Course Worlds

    Eighteen Olympians, including individual gold medalists Tyler Clary (Riverside, Calif.), Natalie Coughlin (Vallejo, Calif.), Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill.) and Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.), will lead the Team USA roster for the 2014 FINA Swimming World Championships (25m) – set for Dec. 3-7 in Doha, Qatar – USA Swimming announced today.

    The 12th FINA Swimming World Championships (25m) will be contested over five days at the Hamad Aquatic Center in Doha. Forty-six events (34 individual and 12 relays) are slated for the competition program, and a total of 138 medals will be up for grabs. Complete event information can be found at FINA.org.

    https://usaswimming.org/ViewNewsArti...6394&mid=14491

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    Roster: http://usaswimming.org/_Rainbow/Docu...e%20Worlds.pdf

    Including Kathleen Baker (50/100/200 BK), Natalie Coughlin (400 FR-R), Madison Kennedy (50 FR), Caitlin Leverenz (100/200 IM), Tom Shields (50/100/200 FL)

    Also Katie Hoff (200 FR), Amy Bilquist (50/100 BK), Abbey Weitzeil (50/100 FR)

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    Why Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky And Others Are Not On USA’s Short Course Worlds Roster

    http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com...worlds-roster/


    USA Swimming Announces Roster for 2014 Short Course World Championships

    http://swimswam.com/usa-swimming-ann...championships/

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    Golden Bears Nominees for 2014 Golden Goggle Award

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    VOTE for your fave Bear here!

    http://usaswimming.org/DesktopDefaul...ainbow&Lang=en

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    2014 Golden Goggle Award Nominees

    http://usaswimming.org/DesktopDefaul...ainbow&Lang=en


    Breakout Performer of the Year
    This award is given to the athlete whose performance(s) stand out in relation to other years, with special emphasis given to the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships.

    Katie McLaughlin - After excelling on the junior scene in recent years, Katie McLaughlin made the most of her first senior-level international competition this summer at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships. In Australia, the 17-year-old won bronze in the 200m fly in 2:07.08 and also added the seventh-fastest swim in the 100m fly in the prelims. At the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships, McLaughlin earned a spot on the Pan Pacs roster with a runner-up finish in the 200m fly and also placed fourth in the 100m fly.

    Ryan Murphy - The youngest member of the Team USA men’s roster at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, 19-year-old Ryan Murphy continued his rise among the U.S. backstroke ranks with a bronze medal in the 100m back in 53.27 and a fourth-place finish in the 200m back at Pan Pacs. To punch his ticket to Australia, Murphy was second in the 100m and 200m back at Phillips 66 Nationals behind Olympic gold medalists Matt Grevers and Tyler Clary, respectively. Earlier in the year, Murphy notched an impressive debut at the NCAA Championships where he won the 100y and 200y back national titles for Cal.

    Cierra Runge - After winning four relay medals at the 2013 FINA World Junior Championships, 18-year-old Cierra Runge made the jump to senior-level standout this season. In addition to a silver-medal performance in the 400m free at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships in 4:04.55, she also added top-five finishes in the 800m free and 1500m free in Australia. At the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships, Runge earned runner-up finishes to world record-holder Katie Ledecky in the 400m and 800m free to earn her spot on the Pan Pacs roster, her first for a major international meet.

    Maya DiRado

    Kendyl Stewart

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    Perseverance Award
    This award is given to the athlete who came back from adversity, retirement, sickness, injury, etc., to have an outstanding performance(s) in 2013, with special emphasis on the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships.

    Missy Franklin - Accustomed to immense success at the international level, Olympic gold medalist and world record-holder Missy Franklin was thrown a curve ball on the eve of the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships when she suffered a bout of back spasms just two days before the start of the meet. With the support of the Team USA medical staff, Franklin courageously swam her full program at Pan Pacs, including a tough 200m free and 100m back double on the opening day of competition. Despite being less than 100 percent, Franklin claimed four medals in Australia – gold in the 4x200m free relay, silver in the 4x100m medley and free relays and bronze in the 100m back. In the process, she won the admiration of her teammates and the swimming community with the toughness she displayed.

    Tom Shields - After narrowly missing out on qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Games and 2013 FINA World Championships, Tom Shields made the leap to a primetime long-course performer in 2014. Late in 2013, he put himself in position to succeed this summer by excelling at a number of short-course FINA World Cup events around the globe, winning seven medals and setting short-course American records in both butterfly events. At this year’s Phillips 66 National Championships, the hard work paid off. Shields won his first career national titles, topping the podium in the 100m and 200m fly, and punching his ticket to Australia in the process.

    Michael Phelps

    Kevin Cordes

    Open Water Gold Medalists: Haley Anderson & Andrew Gemmell

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    Coach of the Year
    This award is given to the coach whose athlete(s) performed at the highest level throughout the year, with special emphasis on the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships.

    Dave Durden - Dave Durden and his California Aquatics staff enjoyed a banner year in 2014, placing six men on the Team USA roster for the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships. In Australia, Durden-coached swimmers combined to win seven medals. Nathan Adrian claimed silver in the 100m free, bronze in the 50m free, gold in the 4x100m medley relay and silver in the 4x100m free relay. Anthony Ervin won silver in the 50m free and 4x100m free relay, and Ryan Murphy broke through on the international stage with bronze in the 100m back. Prior to Pan Pacs at Phillips 66 Nationals, Durden led Tom Shields to a sweep of the national titles in the 100m and 200m butterfly events. In addition, his Cal Bears won the NCAA Championships team title in March.

    David Marsh

    Bruce Gemmell

    Bob Bowman

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    Relay Performance of the Year
    This award is given to the best team relay performance, male or female. The performance considered must be a finals performance, with special emphasis on the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships.

    Women’s 4x200m Free Relay, 2014 Pan Pacific Championships - In just her second career international relay, Katie Ledecky anchored the Americans to gold in the 4x200m free relay at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships. Shannon Vreeland (1:57.89), Missy Franklin (1:56.12) and Leah Smith (1:58.03) kept Team USA within striking distance of the host Australians, and Ledecky entered the pool for the anchor leg just 1.2 seconds off the pace. She quickly made up the difference over the first 100 meters, and continued to pull away from Australia’s Melanie Schlanger over the final 100 to give Team USA the win in 7:46.40, good for a meet record. Ledecky’s 1:54.36 split was more than a second faster than any other swimmer in the event.

    Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay, 2014 Pan Pacific Championships - The men’s 4x100m medley relay of Matt Grevers, Kevin Cordes, Michael Phelps and Nathan Adrian won gold at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships with a meet-record time of 3:29.94, which was more than two seconds clear of runner-up Japan. After Grevers (53.10) led things off, Cordes (58.64) put Team USA in front for good on the breaststroke leg. Phelps pushed the lead to nearly two seconds with a 50.60 butterfly split, and Adrian closed it out with a 47.60 split on the freestyle anchor.

    Men’s 4x200m Free Relay, 2014 Pan Pacific Championships

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    Female Athlete of the Year
    This award is given to the female swimmer with the greatest single individual race of the year, with special emphasis on the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships.

    Missy Franklin - Missy Franklin may not have claimed as many gold medals as she is accustomed to on the international stage in 2014, but she won the admiration of her teammates and the swimming community with the toughness she displayed at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships. Despite suffering a bout of back spasms two days before the start of competition, Franklin swam a full program in Australia and walked away with four medals – gold in the 4x200m free relay, silver in the 4x100m medley and free relays and bronze in the 100m back. Earlier in August at the Phillips 66 National Championships, Franklin repeated as national champion in the 100m free, 100m back and 200m back and was second in the 200m free. In her NCAA Championships debut, Franklin recorded a trio of top-three finishes, including a win and American record in the 200y free.

    Katie Ledecky

    Elizabeth Beisel

    Maya DiRado

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    2016 Olympic Trials Qualifiers & 2014 Global Times Overview

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    2016 Olympic Trials Qualifiers (as of 9/20/2014)

    http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDe...ainbow&Lang=en




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    USA Swimming Stats 7 Oct
    Based on 2014 results Katie Ledecky would be the only U.S. women to win an individual Olympic medal(s) on the women's side in 2016.#worktodo
    Australia with a strong lead on the women's side of international results. Could win at least 11 medals in 2016.




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    Golden Goggles: Coach of the Year, Public Vote & Swimswam's Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by UrsusArctosCalifornicus View Post

    VOTE for your fave Bear here!


    http://usaswimming.org/DesktopDefaul...ainbow&Lang=en


    Coach of the Year
    This award is given to the coach whose athlete(s) performed at the highest level throughout the year, with special emphasis on the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships.

    Dave Durden - Dave Durden and his California Aquatics staff enjoyed a banner year in 2014, placing six men on the Team USA roster for the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships. In Australia, Durden-coached swimmers combined to win seven medals. Nathan Adrian claimed silver in the 100m free, bronze in the 50m free, gold in the 4x100m medley relay and silver in the 4x100m free relay. Anthony Ervin won silver in the 50m free and 4x100m free relay, and Ryan Murphy broke through on the international stage with bronze in the 100m back. Prior to Pan Pacs at Phillips 66 Nationals, Durden led Tom Shields to a sweep of the national titles in the 100m and 200m butterfly events. In addition, his Cal Bears won the NCAA Championships team title in March.
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    USA Swimming 20 Oct
    #GoldenGoggles at a Glance: Coach of the Year! Read up on the nominees & cast your vote: https://usaswimming.org/ViewNewsArti...6430&mid=14491


    Ryan Kao 20 Oct
    @usaswimming VOTE FOR THE FIRST DUDE

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    Phelps Surges Back Into Lead in Fan-Voting For Golden Goggles Awards

    http://swimswam.com/phelps-surges-ba...oggles-awards/


    Voting results as of approximately noon Eastern Time on Monday, October 20th

    Breakout Performer of the Year

    Katie McLaughlin - 45% / 3752 Votes
    Ryan Murphy - 20% / 1649
    Cierra Runge - 15% / 1271
    Kendyl Stewart - 10% / 806
    Maya DiRado - 10% / 804

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    Perseverance Award

    Michael Phelps - 46% / 4576 Votes
    Missy Franklin - 22% / 2176
    Open Water Gold Medalists: Haley Anderson & Andrew Gemmell - 14% / 1429
    Tom Shields - 12% / 1140
    Kevin Cordes - 6% / 590

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    Coach of the Year

    Bob Bowman - 35% / 2441 Votes
    Bruce Gemmell - 27% / 1895
    David Marsh - 20% / 1372
    Dave Durden - 17% / 1183

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    Relay Performance of the Year

    Women’s 4x200m Free Relay, 2014 Pan Pacific Championships - 51% / 3382 Votes
    Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay, 2014 Pan Pacific Championships - 27% / 1789
    Men’s 4x200m Free Relay, 2014 Pan Pacific Championships - 22% / 1466

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    Female Athlete of the Year

    Katie Ledecky - 59% / 4270 Votes
    Missy Franklin - 27% / 1973
    Elizabeth Beisel - 9% / 650
    Maya DiRado - 5% / 370

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    Categories for which voting results have not been summarized here (no Cal Bears representation):

    Female Race of the Year

    Male Race of the Year

    Male Athlete of the Year

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    The Official SwimSwam Ballot for the 2014 Golden Goggles Awards

    http://swimswam.com/official-swimswa...oggles-awards/

    Perseverance Award : Missy Franklin

    Coach of the Year : Dave Durden


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    Kathleen Baker ‏@KathleenBaker2 1h1 hour ago
    So excited to leave for World Cup in Tokyo and Singapore tomorrow

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    USA Swimming Juniors @ 2014 World Cup in Tokyo & Singapore

    Quote Originally Posted by icecream12345 View Post
    Kathleen Baker ‏@KathleenBaker2 1h1 hour ago
    So excited to leave for World Cup in Tokyo and Singapore tomorrow

    Don't forget that photo of Kathleen's nails from her tweet - v. important... haha



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    16 USA Swimming Juniors to compete at FINA World Cup Events

    http://swimswam.com/16-usa-swimming-...ld-cup-events/



    USA 18-and-under World Cup Roster


    http://usaswimming.org/_Rainbow/Docu...orld%20Cup.pdf

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    Nora McCullagh 24 Oct
    S/O to @KathleenBaker2 who decided to leave me again to go to this one swim meet on the other side of the world... Nbd #urcool

    Ella Eastin 24 Oct
    Peace out America ����✌️ #offtoasia



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    Kathleen Baker 25 Oct
    Welcome to Tokyo? @Hann_kuk @CassidyBayer



    Ella Eastin 25 Oct
    "When I sleep I have to have my feet out. It keeps me fresh" - Kathleen baker


    Ella Eastin 25 Oct
    Made some new friends �� teamUSAtakestokyo




    Kim Williams 25 Oct
    Tokyo ���� ��




    Katie Drabot 25 Oct
    World Cup 2014 #Tokyo




    Ella Eastin 26 Oct @ Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center
    CannonBALLIN in Tokyo �� ����



    Katie McLaughlin 26 Oct @ Ella Eastin and Kathleen Baker
    Shoutout to my 2 besties who are in China and Japan rn ready to swim!! Kick some butt ❤️ �� #GoUSA #maureen ���� ❤️ ��



    Kathleen Baker: @katie_mcl87 "missing Shirley �� #LaverneandShirley"

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    FINA World Cup in Tokyo Welcomes U.S. Junior National Team (Heat Sheets Release)



    https://www.scribd.com/doc/244602720...yo-Heat-Sheets

    http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com...heets-release/

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    Kathleen Baker 27 Oct @ World Cup: Tokyo ����
    New start, New place �� ����
    Loving the new backstroke wedge

    Evan Heldman : "Ehh, 7/10"
    Elle Tucker : "����^^^"
    Nora Mccullagh : "Ur body looks like a rainbow ��"
    Nora Mccullagh : "Wow 10 likes in 13 min.... #lame"
    Rachel Baker : "104 like in 8 minutes who are you"
    jessica merritt : "119 in 9 I quit"
    Alyssa Marsh : "240 in 25"
    Katie Meili : "How do you get 446 likes?"
    Felicia Lee : @katemeili "it's all her real friends"
    Emma Reaney : ^^^ @feliciaflee @katemeili "���� Kathleen on that Insta famous level"
    Stephanie Nelson : "dat guy be creepin"
    curtis ogren : "theyre using backstroke ledges??"
    Kate Singletary : "This is amazing �� Go Kathy!!! ������"
    Ken Takahashi : "Good luck Kathleen! #GoBears"


    (btw, 815 likes as of 9 pm PT, 29 Oct...not too shabby, eh!)

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    Kathleen Baker 29 Oct Onward to Singapore ��
    Best mentor around @ebeisel34 #onfleek #af #corruption

    Melanie Klaren : Love you guys ❤️
    Emma Reaney : Yes that last hashtag
    Maija Roses : ^ hahaha agreed @chloreaney
    Felicia Lee : **2nd best mentor around.......
    Elizabeth Beisel : Flee are you jealous of my corruption skills? #doubletrouble #backstrokebabes #onfleek

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    USA Swimming Juniors @ 2014 World Cup in Tokyo & Singapore

    Quote Originally Posted by BearDevil View Post
    Another bonus of adding Amy is that it builds a bridge to the next generation of US national swimmers. Kathleen, Katie, and that chick who foolishly went to the farm bonded as teammates on the junior national team. Kathleen and Katie were on the senior national team while Amy was on the junior national team this Summer. Other than Beccca Mann, the next generation of US stars were Amy's teammates: Katie Drabot, Stanzi Mosely, Allie Szekely, Sierra Schmidt, and Madison Homovich. Might as well get them into the pipeline now.
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    Japanese, British Sprint Records Fall, Katie Drabot Cracks American Top-10 at Tokyo World Cup

    http://swimswam.com/japanese-british...kyo-world-cup/




    Women’s 200 Back – Final

    The three North American finalists occupied the 5th-7th place positions, led by the youngest Kathleen Baker in 2:05.69. Elizabeth Beisel was 6th in 2:05.77 and Canadian HIlary Caldwell was 7th in 2:06.14.


    Results: http://omegatiming.com/Competition?i...FFFFFFFF&day=1

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    Blog: 18 & Under World Cup Trip

    https://twitter.com/USASwimming/list...-team-2014-15/

    (had left out Alex Valente & Corey Okubo's blogs, which you can read at the above link)

    October 27: Kathleen Baker

    Today was our second full day in Tokyo. I think everyone had problems adjusting to the time the second night. I was up at 4 a.m. and couldn't fall back asleep. We first went to breakfast, and the food is pretty good! All the Americans flock to the tater tots. We also had a group morning practice, where we could split up and do our own thing. All the backstrokers are trying the new wedge. It has five different settings and the wedge really makes a difference! Then we came back to the hotel and a group went to the Ferris wheel and the other people just stayed and talked at lunch for a couple hours. After that we all went to rest before we went to swim again in the afternoon. At practice at night we split into groups with some of the National Team mentors. Caitlin Leverenz was my group mentor and she came up with our workout and we had a lot of fun! It's awesome to have so many people here to help us. All of the girls have been taking a bunch of pictures. I'm pretty sure we take pictures every time we go to the pool. Also two of the boys have GoPros and we have been using them a lot and getting awesome pictures underwater. Lastly we had dinner and a team meeting to end out our day. Groups of us hung out in the hall or in our rooms before we went to bed. Everyone was asleep pretty early because tomorrow we race! I am so grateful for the opportunity to be here and thankful for support back home!



    October 26: Ella Eastin

    It's been two days for Team USA, and we finally arrived and are settled in Tokyo!!! After more than 12 hours of flying, we got to Japan and went through customs at the airport and had an hour bus ride back to the APA hotel Tokyo. When we got to the hotel, it was around 6 p.m. Tokyo time and we were EXHAUSTED. Everyone went to bed super early. Kathleen Baker and I fell asleep at 7:30 p.m. and didn't wake up until 7:30 the next morning! We thought getting adjusted wasn't too difficult and were glad not to be too jet lagged. When we woke up on Sunday morning we had our first breakfast together with some of the other countries at the meet. We headed to the pool and the team got to see the venue for the first time (for those who did not come on the trip last year). It was awesome and got everyone immediately got excited for the meet to start. After a light practice, we had some team time at the hotel following lunch. We walked around the area outside the hotel and went to some little market shops, and even found a park with boys playing catch. We talked to them and even took some pictures. They looked really excited to be able to interact with a bunch of Americans. After hanging out and resting in the hotel, we got ready to go back to the pool again. Everyone is excited that a lot of the National Team members are traveling with us so we can get to know them and learn from all their expertise. After our second practices and dinner, the girls and guys got ready to experience the Japanese cultural tradition of relaxing/washing in the bathhouse. With a spa and many other amenities it was a great relaxing way to wrap up our day. It has been a lot of fun getting closer to our teammates and experiencing a different culture these past two days and we are all getting very excited to compete.

    Thanks so much to my family and home club SoCal Aquatics for helping me get to this point. The experiences I have here are invaluable and I am so grateful for this opportunity.

    Go USA!!!!! – Ella


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    Le Clos Breaks South African Record; Felicia Lee Moves to #2 All-Time in US on Day 1 in Singapore

    http://swimswam.com/le-clos-breaks-s...y-1-singapore/


    Women’s 200 Free – Finals

    While many of the times slipped from Tokyo, the young American junior squad at this meet, relatively fresh in competition, remained strong. In between McKeon and Hosszu here was Katie Drabot in a new lifetime best of 1:54.23 (2nd). That jumped her ahead of Shannon Vreeland on the all-time list of Americans into 8th place. Her next target would be Lindsay Mintenko, who held the American Record in the event from 1987 all the way until 2010. Drabot will get that shot at the World Short Course Championships, where last week she learned that she would earn an individual swim in the 200 free. Two other American juniors in this final finished 7th (Erin Voss - 2:00.76) and 8th (Erin Earley – 2:04.06).


    Women’s 100 Fly – FINALS

    Felicia Lee (3rd) was one of four Americans in this final. Kathleen Baker was 5th in 58.58, Cassidy Bayer was 6th in 58.85, and Hannah Kukurugya was 8th in 1:00.05.


    Women’s 200 Backstroke – FINALS

    Team USA had 5 of the 8 finalists in the race, including the other two medalists. Kathleen Baker took 2nd in 2:04.25, and Elizabeth Beisel was 3rd in 2:05.00.
    Erin Voss had a very good swim with a 2:05.25 for 4th, followed by Canada’s Hilary Caldwell (2:05.58) for 5th. The times began to wane after that, but the A-final finished out with Allie Szekely (2:06.30), Lizzie Simmonds (2:07.53), and Erin Earley (2:09.80).


    Mixed 200 Medley Relay

    The Russian relay of Sergei Fesikov, Maria Astashkina, Aleksandr Krasnykh, and Elizaveta Bazarova combined for a 1:43.26. USA’s Corey Okubo (26.08), Lilly King (30.82), Alex Valente (23.98) and Katie Drabot (25.15) took second in 1:46.03.


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    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 10-22-2015 at 10:36 AM.

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    With Eastin and Kim Williams there too, it's pretty clear that Cassidy Bayer and Hannah Kukurugya will be added to the names already mentioned as the bulk of Cal and LSJU targets for the next several recruiting classes.

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    potential recruits on the Jr World Cup team

    Quote Originally Posted by UrsusArctosCalifornicus View Post
    Definitely budding studs from the next gen to keep an eye out on, I really like your comprehensive list! Sierra's on-the-blocks dancing routine would sure add some color & fun to future meets heh.

    Not that conversant with their short course metrics, but I'd also consider the likes of Meghan Small, Cassidy Bayer, Courtney Harnish & Isabella Rongione who all appear to have considerable potential. Not to neglect Emily Eastin, Courtney Mykkanen, and Alyssa Marsh either as had been brought up by BearDevil - esp if we want to pile on some serious backstroking depth
    Quote Originally Posted by BearDevil View Post
    With Eastin and Kim Williams there too, it's pretty clear that Cassidy Bayer and Hannah Kukurugya will be added to the names already mentioned as the bulk of Cal and LSJU targets for the next several recruiting classes.

    Cassidy for sure...
    http://www.collegeswimming.com/swimmer/273831/

    Hannah also added to the Cal swim fans radar for 2017
    http://www.collegeswimming.com/swimmer/243872/

    And of course Allie's already on our watch list:
    http://www.collegeswimming.com/swimmer/291741/


    Looks like those sneaky furds are already hard at work recruiting lol

    Hannah Kukurugya 1 Nov @ Singapore City, Singapore
    Explore the Universe �� ��

    Cassidy Bayer : I guess your cute
    Allie Szekely : ^you're
    Kim Williams : ^Stanford material right there ��
    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 11-01-2014 at 07:01 AM.

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    USA Swimming 30 Oct
    Members of the 18&U World Cup Team at Tokyo's famed Shibuya Crossing. Next stop, Singapore!



    Felicia Lee 30 Oct @ Elizabeth Beisel ⚓, Kathleen Baker, and Kim Williams
    Thanks Tokyo for the GT's!! We love Japan!! Now off to Singapore. #SWC2014



    Kathleen Baker 30 Oct
    ✌️����



    Kathleen Baker 30 Oct
    Getting into our room in Singapore at 1:30am deserves room service

    Rachel Baker : I actually miss @KathleenBaker2's hourly phone calls... She can't annoy me from Asia #nowifi #nofun


    Ella Eastin 31 Oct - Costume Contest Wieners
    What do you call a hot dog with nothing inside of it?? A hollow-weenie!!! #HAPPYHALLOWEENIE #celebratinginsingapore #hotdogsorlegs #twohawtdogs

    Kathleen Baker : Love us
    Ella Eastin : ❤️❤️❤️���� @kathleenbaker2


    Kathleen Baker 31 Oct - hot dogs or legs??
    Happy Hallowennie from Singapore! ����



    Ella Eastin 31 Oct
    The fault in our dogs ���� #happyhalloweenie
    Kathleen Baker



    Katie Drabot 31 Oct
    It happens... #happyhalloweenie
    Kathleen Baker



    Allie Szekely 31 Oct happy Halloween ��
    Costumes on fleek �� ��



    Caitlin Leverenz 31 Oct
    Happy Halloween from #TeamUSA. Ready to race in Singapore tomorrow morning!



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    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 10-22-2015 at 10:39 AM.

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    Rosters out for 2015 Worlds/Pam Ams/WUG

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    USA Swimming Names 2015 Rosters for Three Major International Competitions
    10/30/2014


    USA Swimming today announced Olympian-laden United States rosters for a trio of major international competitions in 2015 – the FINA World Championships, Pan American Games and World University Games.

    “The momentum generated in 2015 will be key for USA Swimming as we build toward the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio,” said USA Swimming National Team Director Frank Busch. “We’ve assembled three exciting teams for next summer, and I look forward to seeing how we stack up on the international stage.”

    Team USA will send a 47-member squad to the pool competition at the 2015 FINA World Championships, set for Aug. 2-9, 2015, in Kazan, Russia. Among the group are 20 Olympians, including 14 gold medalists.

    Leading the way for the U.S. will be Olympic gold medalists and world record-holders Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.) and Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.), who were the stars of the 2013 FINA World Championships. In Barcelona, Franklin won a record six gold medals, and Ledecky added four gold medals and set her first two world records.

    Headlining the American men in Kazan will be Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.), who has amassed 23 career FINA World Championships medals and paced the U.S. men at 2013 Worlds with three gold medals. Other individual Olympic gold medalists on the Team USA roster include Nathan Adrian (Bremerton, Wash.), Tyler Clary (Riverside, Calif.), Anthony Ervin (Valencia, Calif.) and Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill.).

    Also named were the 36 pool athletes nominated to represent the U.S. at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto from July 14-18, 2015. Pending approval by the United States Olympic Committee, the roster includes a star-studded group featuring more than 20 National Team members, 10 Olympians and six Olympic gold medalists. A complete 2015 Pan American Games roster is available online.

    Highlighting the group is Natalie Coughlin (Vallejo, Calif.), a three-time Olympian and 12-time Olympic medalist. She will be joined in Toronto by fellow U.S. Olympic gold medalists Cullen Jones (Irvington, N.J.), Matt McLean (Sterling, Va.), Allison Schmitt (Canton, Mich.) and Nick Thoman (Cincinnati, Ohio).

    Headlining the 46 swimmers named to Team USA for the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea, will be 2012 Olympians Rachel Bootsma (Eden Prairie, Minn.), Lia Neal (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Shannon Vreeland (Overland Park, Kan.). They lead a contingent of 30 USA Swimming National Team members. A complete 2015 World University Games roster is available online.

    Featuring swimmers ages 17-23 who are current college students or recent graduates, the World University Games has been a springboard to international success for numerous swimmers, including Clary, Grevers, Jones and fellow Olympic gold medalists Rebecca Soni and Dana Vollmer. The 2015 World University Games swimming competition is slated for July 4-11, 2015.

    Complete selection procedures for each team are outlined at usaswimming.org. The open water swimmers slated to compete at each competition will be named in 2015

    https://usaswimming.org/ViewNewsArti...6452&mid=14491


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    USA Swimming Finalizes Rosters for 2015 World Championships

    http://swimswam.com/usa-swimming-fin...championships/

    USA Swimming has announced their full roster of 47 swimmers to compete in the pool at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships from August 2nd-9th in Kazan, Russia.

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    2015 FINA World Championships Roster

    http://cdn.swimswam.com/wp-content/u...mpionships.pdf

    Kathleen Baker 100 BK Winston-Salem, N.C. SwimMAC Carolina
    Rachel Bootsma 50 BK Eden Prairie, Minn. California Aquatics/Aquajets
    Missy Franklin 100/200 FR;100/200 BK Centennial, Colo. California Aquatics/Colorado Stars
    Katie McLaughlin 200 FL Dana Point, Calif. Mission Viejo Nadadores
    Cierra Runge 400 FR; 800 FR-R Cochranville, Pa. North Baltimore Aquatic Club
    Abbey Weitzeil 400 FR-R Saugus, Calif. Canyons Aquatic Club

    Nathan Adrian 50/100 FR Bremerton, Wash. California Aquatics
    Anthony Ervin 50 FR; 400 FR-R Valencia, Calif. California Aquatics
    Ryan Murphy 200 BK Jacksonville, Fla. California Aquatics
    Tom Shields 100/200 FL Huntington Beach, Calif. California Aquatics



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    Team USA Swimmers Named for 2015 World University Games

    http://swimswam.com/team-usa-named-w...versity-games/


    2012 U.S. Olympian Rachel Bootsma will represent her country in Gwangju, South Korea in July, 2015 at the World University Games.

    USA Swimming has announced its 2015 World University Games team of 47, highlighted by 2012 Olympians Rachel Bootsma (Cal), Lia Neal (Stanford), and Shannon Vreeland (Georgia). Also on the team for the men is a loaded lineup that includes Jack Conger (Texas), Matt Ellis (Texas), Matthew Josa (D2 – Queens), Caeleb Dressel (Florida), Jacob Pebley and Josh Prenot (Cal), and Andrew Seliskar. There are four Texas Longhorns and four current or future Cal Bears on the men’s team alone: representing the top two teams at last year’s NCAA Championship meet.

    The World University Games will take place next summer in Gwangju, Korea from July 4-11. Athletes must be enrolled in a recognized degree program to be eligible for the team. Seniors who graduate this spring are also eligible, and there’s no requirement for athletes to be affiliated with the NCAA to participate.

    Athletes qualified based off of their finishes at last summer’s U.S. Nationals. Swimmers on the U.S. team for the World Championships in Kazan are ineligible for this team (except for relay-only swimmers and non-Olympic event-only swimmers), so the World University Games team gives the next tier of swimmers a chance to compete internationally.

    Team USA finished second in the medal table at the last World University Games in 2013, as host Russia crushed the field with 17 golds. Americans brought home 6 golds and 24 total medals.

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    2015 World University Games Roster

    http://usaswimming.org/_Rainbow/Docu...ty%20Games.pdf

    Rachel Bootsma 100 BK Eden Prairie, Minn. California Aquatics/Aquajets
    Melanie Klaren 200 BK Laguna Niguel, Calif. California Aquatics
    Celina Li 200 IM Pleasanton, Calif. Pleasanton Seahawks
    Elizabeth Pelton 100 BK Baltimore, Md. California Aquatics
    Abbey Weitzeil 50/100 FR Saugus, Calif. Canyons Aquatic Club

    Connor Green 200 BK Milton, Mass. Bluefish Swim Club
    Jacob Pebley 100/200 BK Corvallis, Ore. California Aquatics @Jacob_Pebley
    Josh Prenot 200 BR; 200/400 IM Santa Maria, Calif. California Aquatics
    Andrew Seliskar 200 FL McLean, Va. Nation’s Capital Swim Club
    Seth Stubblefield 50/100 FR Plano, Texas California Aquatics



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    USA Swimming Team for Pan American Games announced

    http://swimswam.com/usa-swimming-tea...mes-announced/

    USA Swimming has named its official Pan American Games team for next summer’s meet, and it will be led by American veterans and Olympic medalists Natalie Coughlin, Allison Schmitt, and Cullen Jones.

    While a subordinate meet to the World Championships team, this is still a very important meet in the pre-Olympic year as it’s an opportunity for young hopefuls to get their first big taste of senior international competition, and it’s also a chance for veterans who came up short of the World Championship team to have a focus and test meet prior to the final dash to Rio.

    In addition to the three mentioned above, some of the better-known names on the team will include Andrew Gemmell, Jimmy Feigen, Nick Thoman, Darian Townsend, Olivia Smoliga, Amanda Weir, Caitlin Leverenz, Madison Kennedy, and Katie Meili.

    In total, this roster almost rivals that of the 2015 World Championship team in terms of name recognition and experience, which shows just how deep and difficult it’s become to make a U.S. international team.

    Pan Ams begin on June 11th in Toronto, Canada. Athletes earned their spots on this team based on finishes from last summer’s U.S. Nationals. Swimmers on the World Champs or World University Games teams are not eligible for this squad, giving USA Swimming a chance to send three different national teams to major meets next summer.

    At the last Pan American Games in 2011, the U.S. brought home 18 golds and 46 total medals, both the highest totals of any squad. Those Games were held in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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    2015 Pan American Games Roster

    http://usaswimming.org/_Rainbow/Docu...Am%20Games.pdf

    Natalie Coughlin 50/100 FR Vallejo, Calif. California Aquatics
    Madison Kennedy 50 FR Avon, Conn. SwimMAC Carolina
    Caitlin Leverenz 200/400 IM Tucson, Ariz. California Aquatics

    Janardan Burns 400/1500 FR Aliso Viejo, Calif. Mission Viejo Nadadores/California



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    USA 18 & Under Top 100: 100 back SCM - Missy #2, Kathleen #3, Natalie #5

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    USA Swimming Stats 30 Oct

    There were several great swims from the US Junior National team at the Tokyo World Cup. @KathleenBaker2 swam well:



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    GIRLS & BOYS ALL-TIME TOP 100 LIST

    http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDe...ainbow&Lang=en


    Girls LCM 17 - 18 (as of 10/8/2014) : http://www.usaswimming.org/_Rainbow/...s_1718_lcm.pdf

    Girls SCY 17 - 18 (as of 11/1/2014) : http://www.usaswimming.org/_Rainbow/...s_1718_scy.pdf


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    Cal, Pac-12 claim majority of U.S.’s World University Games Team!

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    Interactive Graphs: Cal, Pac-12 claim majority of U.S.’s World University Games Team

    http://swimswam.com/interactive-grap...ty-games-team/


    Seth Stubblefield is one of 9 Cal Bears on the U.S. roster. Check out our interactive breakdowns here. Archive Photo via Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com

    Earlier today, USA Swimming announced its representatives for next summer’s World University Games in Gwangju, Korea. We took the opportunity to analyze the roster, breaking it up by individual schools and putting together some cool visual looks at the breakdown.

    The California Golden Bears were the runaway leaders in placing swimmers on the World University Games team, with 9 representatives heading to South Korea next summer. That includes four women and five men. We’ve got the full breakdowns below, but if you’re more of a text-oriented type, here are the team leaders:

    Cal 9 (4 women, 5 men)
    • Texas 5 (1 woman, 4 men)
    • Stanford 4 (3 women, 1 man)
    • Georgia 4 (3 women, 1 man)

    The combined dominance of Cal and Stanford meant that the Pac-12 conference also led the way in terms of overall selections with 17. That’s nearly double the next-highest conferences, the Big Ten and SEC (both of which had 9 swimmers on the squad).

    These numbers do include swimmers of varying NCAA statuses. Incoming freshmen as of next summer’s meet are eligible to compete, and we included them with the program to which they’ve given a verbal commitment. Only one World University Games athlete is yet uncommitted, and that’s California sprint freestyler Abbey Weitzeil.

    There are several college graduates on the roster as well – swimmers who graduated last spring were eligible to make the team this summer. That accounts for 6 of the 46 athletes on the team.

    Below are a set of interactive graphs to break down the roster further. Each of the three tabs at the top represents a different breakdown.

    https://public.tableausoftware.com/p...teamconference

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    Cal Women's Swimming & Diving 30 Oct
    Thursday was a big day for the Golden Bears with 8 women named to U.S. teams for the 2015 World Championships, Pan American Games and World University Games.



    8 Cal Women Named to U.S. National Teams

    Eight Golden Bears have been chosen to represent the United States in international competition next summer with spots on the 2015 World Championships, 2015 Pan American Games and 2015 World University Games teams, USA Swimming announced Thursday.

    Three current members of the California women’s swimming program will be heading to Kazan, Russia, next Aug. 2-9 for the World Championships. Sophomore Missy Franklin, the four-time Olympic gold medalist who captured a record six gold medals at the 2013 World meet, is slated to compete in four individual events – 100- and 200-meter backstroke and 100- and 200-meter freestyle – and could be added to any of three relay squads. Franklin won both backstrokes and the 200 free, in addition to gold in the 400 and 800 free relay and 400 medley relay, in 2013. She was also fourth in the 100 free.

    In addition, junior Rachel Bootsma, who won Olympic gold as a member of the U.S. 400 medley relay in 2012, will race in the 50 back after capturing the U.S. title at the Phillips 66 National Championships this past summer, and freshman Cierra Runge qualified in the 400 free and for the 800 free relay.

    The Pan American Games will be held July 14-18, 2015, in Toronto and will feature Cal alumnae Natalie Coughlin and Caitlin Leverenz. Coughlin, a 12-time Olympic medalist who was inducted into the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame earlier this month, will be in the 50 and 100 free, while Caitlin Leverenz, a 2012 Olympic bronze medalist in the 200 individual medley, will swim the 200 and 400 IM.

    Finally, the U.S. World University Games roster will include current Bears Bootsma, senior Melanie Klaren, sophomore Celina Li and junior Elizabeth Pelton. Bootsma and Pelton will race in the 100 back, with Klaren in the 200 back and Li in the 200 IM.

    “Having eight swimmers on these teams says a lot and is something that we are really proud of,” Cal head coach Teri McKeever said. “They’re going to get the experience of traveling and meeting people, as well as face the challenges and opportunities that present themselves at these international meets. This is a big summer leading into Rio for the 2016 Olympics. To have people swimming in different competitions and in different events will be very valuable.”

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  14. #14

    2015 Nat. Coaches: Dave=M Head & Teri=W Asst (World Champs). Yuri=M Asst (WUGs)

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    USA Swimming Names 2015 International Coaching Staffs for Major Events
    11/17/2014


    USA Swimming today announced its pool coaching staffs for three major international competitions in 2015 – the FINA World Championships, Pan American Games and World University Games.

    “The commitments from a mix of veteran coaches and rising stars on these three staffs position our National Team well for both short- and long-term success,” said USA Swimming National Team Director Frank Busch. “Next summer, our swimmers will be in great hands as they look to excel against top international competition heading into an Olympic year in 2016.”

    Headlining the selections are the head coaches for Team USA at the 2015 FINA World Championships set for Aug. 2-9, 2015, in Kazan, Russia. The women’s head coach at the 2013 FINA World Championships, Dave Salo of the University of Southern California and Trojan Swim Club will assume the same role next summer. Dave Durden of the University of California, Berkeley and California Aquatics will serve as the men’s head coach after leading the Golden Bears to three NCAA titles in the last four years.

    The U.S. head coaches for the 2015 Pan American Games are Jason Turcotte of Dynamo Swim Club, who will guide the men, and Matt Kredich of the University of Tennessee and Tennessee Aquatics, who will mentor the women. The pool competition in Toronto is set for July 14-18, 2015. Turcotte was the co-recipient of the 2014 USA Swimming Development Coach of the Year Award, while Kredich is a six-time collegiate conference coach of the year honoree.

    Leading the way for Team USA at the 2015 World University Games will be women’s head coach Ray Looze of Indiana University and men’s head coach Mike Bottom of the University of Michigan and Club Wolverine. Looze will serve as the women’s head coach for Team USA for next month’s FINA Short Course World Championships, and Bottom also served as men’s head coach for the 2013 World University Games. The 2015 World University Games swimming competition is slated for July 4-11, 2015, in Gwangju, South Korea.

    The complete coaching staffs for each event are as follows:

    2015 FINA World Championships Coaching Staff
    Women’s Head Coach: Dave Salo (USC/Trojan Swim Club)
    Women’s Assistant Coaches: Bruce Gemmell (Nation’s Capital Swim Club), Greg Meehan (Stanford/Stanford Swimming), Teri McKeever (Cal/California Aquatics)
    Men’s Head Coach: Dave Durden (Cal/California Aquatics)
    Men’s Assistant Coaches: Rick DeMont (Arizona/Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics), Whitney Hite (Wisconsin/Wisconsin Aquatics); David Marsh (SwimMAC Carolina)

    2015 World University Games Coaching Staff
    Women’s Head Coach: Ray Looze (Indiana)
    Women’s Assistant Coaches: Steve Bultman (Texas A&M), Augie Busch (Virginia/Cavalier Swimming), Harvey Humphries (Georgia/Athens Bulldog Swim Club)
    Men’s Head Coach: Mike Bottom (Michigan/Club Wolverine)
    Men’s Assistant Coaches: John Flanagan (Nation’s Capital Swim Club), Kris Kubik (Texas), Yuri Suguiyama (Cal/California Aquatics)
    Full rosters for each team are available at usaswimming.org.

    2015 Pan American Games Coaching Staff
    Women’s Head Coach: Jason Turcotte (Dynamo Swim Club)
    Women’s Assistant Coaches: Arthur Albiero (Louisville), Michael Brooks (York YMCA), Erik Posegay (North Baltimore Aquatic Club)
    Men’s Head Coach: Matt Kredich (Tennessee/Tennessee Aquatics)
    Men’s Assistant Coaches: Bob Groseth (SwimMAC Carolina), Ted Knapp (Stanford/Stanford Swimming), Greg Rhodenbaugh (Missouri)

    https://usaswimming.org/ViewNewsArti...6488&mid=14491

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    3 Cal Coaches Selected to Team USA Staffs


    Cal coaches will hold prominent positions on Team USA staffs next summer.

    BERKELEY – Golden Bear swimmers have been making themselves known on the international stage for many years, and Monday the people behind those accomplishments were recognized by USA Swimming when three of Cal’s coaches were named to national team staffs.

    Men’s swimming & diving coach David Durden has been tabbed as head coach of the U.S. men’s team for the 2015 FINA World Championships that will be contested in Kazan, Russia, next Aug. 2-9. Also making the trip to Worlds will be women’s swimming & diving coach Teri McKeever, the 2012 Olympic head coach who will be an assistant for the U.S. women’s squad.

    In addition, men’s assistant coach Yuri Suguiyama has been named an assistant for the American team at the World University Games set for July 4-11 in Gwangju, South Korea.

    “Anytime you have been named a head coach of a USA National Team it is because of the accomplishments of the entirety of the staff, and the accomplishments of individual athletes who have helped you get to that position,” Durden said. “It is because of the hard work of so many people that I get to be recognized as the head coach.”

    Earlier this fall, nearly two dozen Cal swimmers were named to U.S. teams that will swim in major international meets in 2015:

    Golden Bear Men
    World Championships (4) – sophomore Ryan Murphy and alumni Nathan Adrian, Anthony Ervin and Tom Shields
    World University Games (5) – sophomore Janardan Burns, freshman Connor Green, junior Jacob Pebley, junior Josh Prenot and senior Seth Stubblefield

    Golden Bear Women
    World Championships (6) – junior Rachel Bootsma, sophomore Missy Franklin and freshman Cierra Runge, plus recent signees Kathleen Baker, Katie McLaughlin and Abbey Weitzeil
    Pan American Games (2) – alumnae Natalie Coughlin and Caitlin Leverenz
    World University Games (5) – junior Rachel Bootsma, senior Melanie Klaren, sophomore Celina Li, junior Elizabeth Pelton and incoming freshman Abbey Weitzeil


    http://www.calbears.com/ViewArticle....B_OEM_ID=30100

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  15. #15

    2014 Short Course Worlds happening in less than a fortnight's time!

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    Amy Bilquist - 21 Nov
    Can't wait to see @AbbeyWeitzeil in a week �� miss ya!

    Abbey Weitzeil : @amybilquist ah! Can't wait! Miss u! ��
    Abbey Weitzeil : I look so awkwardly stiff in this picture ��
    Amy Bilquist : same!! We'll have to take better ones ��
    Abbey Weitzeil favorited this ��
    Kathleen Baker favorited this ��
    Maxime Rooney favorited this ��


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    Presumably the above conversation's with regards to training/staging camp for this event:
    http://usaswimming.org/_Rainbow/Docu...e%20Worlds.pdf

    If that's the case, Kathleen will also be competing, alongside Natalie, Caitlin, Madison Kennedy, Katie Drabot & Tom Shields!

    Quote Originally Posted by UrsusArctosCalifornicus View Post
    Team USA Roster Set for Short Course Worlds

    Eighteen Olympians, including individual gold medalists Tyler Clary (Riverside, Calif.), Natalie Coughlin (Vallejo, Calif.), Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill.) and Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.), will lead the Team USA roster for the 2014 FINA Swimming World Championships (25m) – set for Dec. 3-7 in Doha, Qatar – USA Swimming announced today.

    The 12th FINA Swimming World Championships (25m) will be contested over five days at the Hamad Aquatic Center in Doha. Forty-six events (34 individual and 12 relays) are slated for the competition program, and a total of 138 medals will be up for grabs. Complete event information can be found at FINA.org.

    https://usaswimming.org/ViewNewsArti...6394&mid=14491

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