September 17, 2018
Kibler, Nordin and Pash
Honored on 2018-19 USA Swimming National Junior
67 swimmers recognized for top performances in 2018
Drew Kibler, Emma Nordin and Kelly Pash were three of 67 up-and-coming swimmers named to the 2018-19 USA Swimming National Junior Team.
“We are extremely proud to have Drew, Emma and Kelly representing our team and community on the 2018-19 National Junior Team,” said Chris Plumb, Carmel Swim Club CEO/Head Coach. “This honor reflects the hard work they have put into training over the past year and puts them one step closer to their goal of representing the U.S. at the 2024 Olympic Games.”
“This group of National Junior Team honorees, plus the 21 high schoolers who qualified for the 2018-19 National Team, is a testament to the incredible dedication and work being done at the club level around the United States,” USA Swimming National Junior Team Director Mitch Dalton said. “With two years to go until the 2020 Olympic Games, USA Swimming and its supporters can be very excited about the depth and talent with the junior ranks.”
The complete National Junior Team Roster can be found here and can be found online at usaswimming.org. National Junior Team members must be age 18 or under on Sept. 1, 2018.
2018-19 National Junior Team by the Numbers:
- 67 swimmers named to the National Junior Team (35 women; 32 men)
- 25 states represented; Texas tops the list with 10 selections
- 52 USA Swimming clubs represented, including 10 clubs with multiple honorees
Selection procedures for the 2018-19 National Junior Team are available online at usaswimming.org. Open water National Junior Team members qualified based on the results of the 2018 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships.
About USA Swimming
As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, Promote the sport, Achieve competitive success. For more information, visit www.usaswimming.org.