Team USA Set to Open FINA World Championships on Tuesday

Team USA Set to Open FINA World Championships on Tuesday

 | Monday, December 5, 2016

With 10 members of the 2016 United States Olympic Swimming Team leading the way, Team USA is set to open the FINA World Championships (25m) on Tuesday at Windsor, Canada’s WFCU Centre. 

Among the 10 Olympians slated to compete at the six-day, short-course meters meet are four individual medalists from the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games:

• Lilly King (Evansville, Ind./Indiana University) – Gold, 100m Breast
• Cody Miller (Las Vegas, Nev./Badger Swim Club) – Bronze, 100m Breast
• Josh Prenot (Santa Maria, Calif./California Aquatics) – Silver, 200m Breast
• Leah Smith (Pittsburgh, Pa./Cavalier Swimming) – Bronze, 400m Free

The complete 35-member roster for the United States is available at usaswimming.org

Miller was one of five co-captains selected by the team. He is joined by fellow 2016 Olympian Tom Shields (Huntington Beach, Calif./California Aquatics) on the men’s side, while Madison Kennedy (Avon, Conn./SwimMAC Carolina) and 2016 Olympians Amanda Weir (Lawrenceville, Ga./Swim Atlanta) and Kelsi Worrell (Westhampton, N.J./University of Louisville) were named women’s co-captains. 

Shields and Weir are fresh off victories at last weekend’s USA Swimming AT&T Winter National Championships in Atlanta, where Shields set an American record of 43.84 in the 100-yard butterfly. 

In the United States, NBC Sports will have nightly television coverage throughout the FINA World Championships (25m) (all times Eastern):

Day  Time  Network  Delay or Live 
Tuesday  9 p.m. - 11 p.m.  Universal HD  Same Day Delay 
Wednesday  9 p.m. - 11 p.m.  Universal HD  Same Day Delay 
Thursday  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  NBCSN  LIVE 
Friday  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  NBCSN  LIVE 
Saturday  9:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.  NBCSN  Same Day Delay 
Sunday  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  NBCSN  LIVE 

In addition, NBC Sports will offer live streaming of daily prelims (9:30 a.m. ET) and finals (6:30 p.m.). 

A complete schedule of events and results are available online. 

Team USA Fast Facts:

Average Age: Men: 21.3; Women: 21.7; Combined: 21.5
Youngest Swimmers: Men: Michael Andrew, 17; Women: Marta Ciesla, 18
Oldest Swimmers: Men: Tom Shields, 25; Women: Amanda Weir, 30 
Olympians: 10 (Amanda Weir is the only swimmer with multiple Olympic appearances – 2004, 2012, 2016)
Olympic Medalists: 8 (with 14 combined medals, including 7 gold)
Most FINA World Championships (25m) Appearances: 4 – Tom Shields, Amanda Weir
Competed at 2014 FINA World Championships (25m): 6 – Madisyn Cox, Katie Drabot, Madison Kennedy, Cody Miller, Tom Shields, Amanda Weir


 

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