Talented U.S. Lineup Set for 2018 FINA World Championships (25m)

Talented U.S. Lineup Set for 2018 FINA World Championships (25m)

By USA Swimming  | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Swimming today finalized a decorated 35-swimmer lineup for the 2018 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), set for Dec. 11-16 in Hangzhou, China.

Team USA headliners include Olympic champions and current long-course backstroke world record-holders Kathleen Baker (Winston-Salem, N.C./Team Elite/Cal) and Ryan Murphy (Jacksonville, Fla./California Aquatics), as well as Olympic gold medalist and seven-time world champion Caeleb Dressel (Green Cove Springs, Fla./Bolles School Sharks/Florida) and 2012 Olympic 100-meter back champion Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill./Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics).

Baker joins Michael Andrew (Lawrence, Kan./Race Pace Club) with a team-high five individual event entries, while Dressel and Olympic medalist Leah Smith (Pittsburgh, Pa./Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics) follow with four individual entries apiece.

The full roster, which features 18 Olympians, including 13 Olympic gold medalists, is linked below.    

Serving as head coaches in Hangzhou will be Brian Smith (Athens Bulldog Swim Club) on the women’s side and Dave Salo (Trojan Swim Club) for the men.

NBC will provide live coverage from the Dec. 11-16 event daily via the Olympic Channel from 7-9 a.m. EST.

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