USA Swimming’s Speedo Junior Nationals Opens Next Week in Irvine
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Nearly 1,100 of America’s top up-and-coming swimmers will participate next week at USA Swimming’s 2014 Speedo Junior National Championships, beginning Wednesday, July 30, at the William Woollett, Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine, California.
The five-day meet, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 3, will consist of daily prelims at 9 a.m. PDT, followed by finals at 6 p.m. Complete meet information, including a detailed schedule of events, can be found online at usaswimming.org.
Among the standout swimmers expected to compete in Irvine are a number of USA Swimming National Junior Team members, including 2013 FINA World Junior Championships gold medalists Ella Eastin (Irvine, Calif.), Caeleb Dressel (Green Cove Springs, Fla.), Katie McLaughlin (Dana Point, Calif.) and Andrew Seliskar (McLean, Va.) and Kylie Stewart (Atlanta, Ga.).
In addition, Team USA 2014 Youth Olympic Team members Courtney Mykkanen (Tustin, Calif.), Patrick Conaton (Larchmont, N.Y.), Patrick Mulcare (Tigard, Ore.), and Justin Wright (Fresno, Calif.) are expected to compete in preparation for next month’s Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.
Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased online at novaquatics.org/tickets. Additionally, a live stream of the entire meet will be made available online at usaswimming.org.
All competitors at Speedo Junior Nationals must be age 18 or under on the first day of the competition, and each participant met qualifying standards to earn a spot in the meet.
About USA Swimming
As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, Promote the sport, Achieve competitive success. For more information, visit www.usaswimming.org.