By USA Swimming | Monday, August 7, 2017
Many of the United States’ top up-and-coming swimmers will be in action at this week’s Speedo Junior National Championships, opening Tuesday at the Nassau County Aquatics Center in East Meadow, N.Y.
The five-day meet runs through Saturday with daily prelims at 9 a.m. ET followed by finals at 6 p.m. ET. All-session, single-day and single-session tickets are on sale now at usaswimming.org. Exclusive, live webcast coverage of each session will be streamed at usaswimming.org.
Among the standouts juniors set to compete is Dakota Luther (Austin, Texas/Austin Swim Club), who recently represented the United States in the 200-meter butterfly at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Joining Luther in the field are a number of swimmers tuning up to represent Team USA at the 2017 FINA World Junior Championships Aug. 23-28 in Indianapolis. This group includes the likes of current National Team member Eva Merrell (Newport Beach, Calif./Aquazot Swim Club) and 2015 FINA World Championships medalist Reece Whitley (Lafayette Hill, Pa./Penn Charter Aquatic Club).