QEAST MEADOW, NY– Twenty-six SwimMAC Carolina senior athletes begin competing at the USA Swimming’s Speedo Junior National Championships today at the Nassau County Aquatic Center.
The championship is the highest level of competition in the country for swimmers 18 & under, with a focus on individual swims and team competition.
This year’s team of 13 men and 13 women is one of the largest SwimMAC teams to compete in a decade. SwimMAC will rely on the strength of its relays and team depth in pursuit of a national title.
The championship marks the final meet in which athletes may achieve world ranked swims allowing them to compete for National Junior Team positions.
“We are proud of all our Junior National Team members. They have put in a lot of work and commitment to reach this level,” said SwimMAC Head Coach Terry Fritch. “We look forward to their representing our club as a team as well as fierce individual competitors. This meet is important because it allows our athletes to compete against the best teams in the country. It requires our swimmers to reach new competitive levels throughout the entire week. Most of all, we are looking forward to having fun as a group and supporting each other as teammates.”
SwimMAC athletes on the Junior National Team include:
- Women: Erynn Black, Olwyn Bartis, Katie Corbi, Amy Dragelin, Madeline Flickinger, Lilly Higgs, Sinclair Larson, Rachel Lee, Sophie Lindner, Heidi Lowe, Julia Menkhaus, Emme Nelson and Ellie VanNote.
- Men: Chase Allison, Kyle Barone, Will Chan, Tim Connery, Avery Gambill, Scott Lyons, Teddy Perelli, Boyd Poelke, Hugh Svendson, Jack Walker, Ryan Williams, Curtis Wiltsey and Colson Zucker.