March 25, 2019
AAAA swimmer Carli Cronk, of San Anontio, has been named to the 2019 USA Deaf Swimming team that will participate in the 2019 World Deaf Swimming Championships to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Aug 25-31. This premier event is one of the highest level of worldwide competition for deaf athletes.
Over 30 countries will be represented at this world championship meet. Team USA athletes range in age from 13 to 22 and come from ten different states across the U.S. All athletes must have a hearing loss of at least 55 dB in the better ear plus meet minimum time cuts in order to be eligible to participate in international deaf competition.
The team will be led by Brad Robbins, Head Coach, and Chris Daly, Assistant Coach. A total of 9 women and 6 men will compete for Team USA .
Team USA is managed by USA Deaf Swimming, the nonprofit swimming organization that oversees and supports deaf swimming within the United States. The goal of USA Deaf Swimming is to promote competitive swimming amongst deaf athletes and increase the number of deaf athletes competing at all levels in the sport of swimming.