After multiple fast swims in 2020, USA Swimming has added 15 new swimmers to the 2020-2021 U.S. National Junior Team roster. The pool team now sits at 87 members strong as athletes look ahead to the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming.
A trio of female freestyle swimmers earned spots on the team following their new qualifying times. Lindsay Flynn
(Mecklenburg Swim Association) qualified in the 50-meter freestyle with a 25.37 performance, while Rebekah Hamilton
(Huntsville Swim Association) went 55.13 in the 100m freestyle and Erin Gemmell
(Nation’s Capital Swim Club) went 1:59.85 to qualify in the 200m freestyle.
On the men’s roster, 12 new faces were added across 10 events. In the freestyle, the U.S. National Junior Team welcomes the likes of Matt Brownstead
(University of Virginia) in the 50m and 100m events, Sam Hoover
(North Carolina Aquatic Club) in the 100m and the tandem of Lukas Miller
(Elevation Aquatics) and Michael Cotter
(TAC Titans) rounding out the stroke in the 200m.
The men’s backstroke core added three new swimmers: Jack Aikins
(Swim Atlanta) in the 100m, while Keaton Jones
(Swim Neptune) and Braeden Haughey
(TAC Titans) made the team in the 200m.
In the 100m breaststroke, Hayden Zheng
(Aquajets Swim Team) and Maxwell Reich
(Phoenix Swimming) earned selections, while Reich also met the qualifying time in the 200m event.
Earning spots in the butterfly are Arsenio Bustos
(Woodbridge Aquatic Club) and Landon Gentry
(Nation’s Capital Swim Club), both of whom qualified in the 100m butterfly at the 2020 Toyota U.S. Open.
Rounding out the group of male swimmer additions are Hoover and Michael Moore
(Marlins of Raleigh), who qualify in the 200m and 400m individual medley, respectively.
The U.S. National Junior Team aims to strengthen the future performance of the United States Olympic Swimming Team. Alumni of the U.S. National Junior Team include Simone Manuel, Ryan Murphy and more.
For additional information on the U.S. National Junior Team, visit www.usaswimming.org/meet-the-team/national-jr-team