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TWO MANTA RAY SWIMMERS & COACH NAMED TO USA NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM

Top 18-and-Under Swimmers Named to 2017-18 National Junior Team |  Two Mason Manta Rays Swimmers & coach named to National Junior Team

Thursday, September 7, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Swimming today named the 67 members of the 2017-18 USA Swimming National Junior Team, honoring many of the nation’s top rising swimming stars for their performances in 2017.  Two Manta Ray swimmers earned National Junior Team status: Jake Foster & Carson Foster.  This is the first time either have been named to the National Junior Team.

“This year’s National Junior Team roster displays the incredible young talent we have within the ranks of USA Swimming,” said Mitch Dalton, USA Swimming National Junior Team Director. “Combined with the 14 athletes who made the National Team as high schoolers, the National Junior Team honorees are a credit to the amazing work being done by our tremendous club coaches and the programs that place an emphasis on competitive excellence.”

The complete National Junior Team  women’s roster and  men’s roster can be found online at usaswimming.org. National Junior Team members must be age 18 or under on Sept. 1, 2017.

Two Manta Ray swimmers earned National Junior Team status: Jake Foster & Carson Foster

2017-18 National Junior Team by the Numbers:

  • 67 swimmers named to the National Junior Team (33 women; 34 men)
  • 24 states represented; Texas tops the list with 12 selections
  • 50-plus USA Swimming clubs represented, including eight clubs with multiple honorees

Many of the roster selections played a key role in Team USA winning a meet-best 32 medals at the 2017 FINA World Junior Championships, presented by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., in Indianapolis last month.

Coaches who are named to the National Junior Team Coaches list will be invited to attend the National Team Coaches Seminar in Colorado Springs & will be invited to participate in the USA Swimming Coach Enrichment Program.