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USA Swimming Selects Support Staff for Olympic Games Tokyo

USA Swimming Selects Support Staff for Olympic Games Tokyo

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – With the summer fast approaching, USA Swimming today announced the support staff for the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. 

Dr. Jim Lynch and Dr. Tad Kremen have been selected as the team physicians. This will be the second consecutive Games in this role for Dr. Lynch, who also served in a similar role for Team USA at a variety of major competitions, including the 2015 and 2019 FINA World Championships and the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships. Dr. Kremen, who currently serves as a team physician for the UCLA Bruins NCAA Division I athletics team and as the Assistant Orthopedic Physician for the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers, will be making his first Olympic Games appearance. He also recently served in the role at the 2019 FINA World Championships, as well as both the 2016 and 2018 Short Course World Championships. Former National Team swimmer Dr. Matt Lowe will be the team chiropractor.

Rounding out the medical staff is physical therapist Brian Cunningham, physician’s assistant Andy Eberheart and massage therapists Amy Murry and Cyrus Poitier.

Alex Dawson, the Director of Operations, Swimming and Diving at Texas A&M University, will serve as team manager. He worked in the same role at the 2019 FINA World Championships and was the Assistant Manager at Worlds in 2017. 

“Having a strong team behind the team is vital in the success of our athletes at international events.” USA Swimming National Team Managing Director Lindsay Mintenko said. “The carefully developed trust and confidence in our support team, built in the years leading up to the Olympic Games, allows our coaches and athletes to focus on the task at hand and succeeding at the highest level. I am confident they will all help prepare our athletes to reach their potential in Tokyo.” 

2020 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Support Staff

Brian Cunningham  Physical Therapist 
Alex Dawson  Team Manager 
Andy Eberheart  Physician's Assistant 
Dr. Tad Kremen  Team Physician 
Dr. Matt Lowe  Chiropractor 
Dr. Jim Lynch  Team Physician 
Amy Murry  Massage Therapist 

The support staff nominations are pending the approval of the United States Olympic Committee.

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