Patrick Sammon has been selected for USA Swimming's 2021 National Junior Team International Competition Team.

Darin Mai

Patrick Sammon has been selected to the 2021 National Junior Team International Competition team.  Patrick is slated to swim in the 200 free and the 4 x 100 freestyle relay.

USA Swimming named a squad of 22 girls and 21 boys to the National Junior Team.  The team will represent the U.S. at the third and fourth legs of the 2021 FINA Swimming World Cup this fall.

The team was chosen based on the swimmer’s individual performances at Wave I & Wave II of the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska this past June.  First priority was given to the #1 time swum in each event at Trials, other than the 100 and 200 free.  In those events, priority was given to the top 4 swimmers.  Of the 43 selected , 18 posted a top 16-performance at Wave II of Trials.

“In light of the cancellation of the World Junior Championships in 2021, we chose to move forward with an international opportunity for our young U.S. swimmers to provide them with valuable training and racing experiences which we feel are critical to success on the international stage,” USA Swimming Managing Director of the National Team Lindsay Mintenko said. “Our junior athletes are an important conduit to our Olympic Team and, as an organization, we have been focused on pursuing and developing additional competitive racing opportunities for these 18&Under swimmers.”

The U.S. team will compete at the 2021 FINA World Cup’s leg 3 in Berlin, Germany on October 1-3 in Berlin and leg 4 in Budapest, Hungary on October 7-9.