Will Grant Named to USA Swimming's National Junior Team


IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 13, 2018

Team Contact: Tony George (anthonygeorgetx@gmail.com or 254.313.8250)


Will Grant Honored on 2018-19 USA Swimming National Junior Team
67 swimmers recognized for top performances in 2018


[Waco, TX] – Waco HEAT swimmer, Will Grant was one of 67 up-and-coming swimmers named today to the 2018-19 USA Swimming National Junior Team.


“We are extremely proud to have Will representing the HEAT team and our community on the 2018-19 National Junior Team,” said Melanie Bhateley, Waco HEAT board member. “This honor reflects the hard work he’s put into training over the past years and puts him one step closer to achieving his goals. He inspires our other swimmers daily and pushes everyone in the water to better themselves.”


This summer Grant took home gold in an outstanding performance in the Men’s 100 M Backstroke at the 2018 Speedo Junior Championships in Irvine, California.


“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.




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