Eva Fabian Named to 2011-2012 USA Swimming National Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, September 7. USA Swimming today announced the swimmers named to the 2011-2012 USA Swimming National Team. The roster features a total of 109 swimmers, including 2011 World Championships gold medalists Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.), Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.), Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.) and Elizabeth Beisel (Saunderstown, R.I.).

Olympic and world champion Lochte made the National Team in five events (100m back/200m back/200m IM/400m IM /200m free), the most events of any swimmer named to the roster this year. Phelps qualified in four events (200m free/100m fly/200m fly/200m IM) as did World Championship gold medalists Franklin (100m free/100m back/200m back/200m IM) and Beisel (200m IM/400m IM/400m free/200m back). Two-time Olympian Brendan Hansen (Havertown, Pa.) also returns to the National Team roster for the first time since the 2008 Olympic Games.

The 2011-2012 Open Water National Team features American open water standouts such as Alex Meyer (Ithaca, N.Y.), Eva Fabian (Keene, N.H.), Sean Ryan (Chattanooga, Tenn.) and Christine Jennings (Longmont, Colo.).