US team unveiled for swimming Worlds

A 25-strong contingent of Paralympians and new talent will compete at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Great Britain. 01 Apr 2015
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Jessica Long competes in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke - SB7 Heat on London Games 2012

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By US Paralympics

“The team has a great mix of veteran athletes, as well as some real up and comers, which will undoubtedly result in some outstanding performances in Glasgow.”

US Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, announced on Monday (30 March) the 25 athletes who will represent the US at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships, from 13-19 July, in Glasgow, Great Britain.

The World Championships will bring together around 650 swimmers from 50 countries to compete at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre. The event will be the largest international competition before the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

“We are excited about the US team that will be competing at Worlds,” said Queenie Nichols, High Performance Director for US Paralympics swimming. “The team has a great mix of veteran athletes, as well as some real up and comers, which will undoubtedly result in some outstanding performances in Glasgow.”

The roster features nine female and seven male Paralympians with swimmers competing at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games and London 2012 Paralympic Games. Three-time Paralympian Jessica Long leads a talented group with 17 Paralympic medals, including 12 gold, and will be defending three world titles in Glasgow. On the men’s side, Roy Perkins collected six medals in his two Paralympic Games, as well as four medals at the Worlds in 2013, to build a strong foundation for the team.

In addition to Paralympic representation, the US returns a core group of 16 athletes from the 2013 World Championships team. Ten female and six male returning swimmers competed at the event in Montreal, Canada, where the US finished fifth in the medal count with 33 total medals - 11 gold, 13 silver and 9 bronze.

Full roster

*Denotes US Paralympian


Hannah Aspden, S9/SB8/SM9

Brickelle Bro*, S8/SB7/SM8

McKenzie Coan*, S8/SB7/SM8

Cailin Currie, S13/SB13/SM13

Alyssa Gialamas*, S5/SB4/SM5

Lindsay Grogan, S9/SB8/SM9

Cortney Jordan*, S7/SB7/SM7

Michelle Konkoly, S9/SB8/SM9

Jessica Long*, S8/SB7/SM8

Letticia Martinez*, S11/SB11/SM11

Rebecca Meyers*, S13/SB13/SM13

Noga Nir-Kistler*, S6/SB5/SM6

Martha Ruether, S13/SB13/SM13

Elizabeth Smith, S9/SB9/SM9

Colleen Young *, S13/SB13/SM13


Cody Bureau*, S9/SB9/SM9

Michael DeMarco*, S3/SB2/SM3

Tharon Drake, S11/SB11/SM11

Ryan Duemler, S8/SB7/SM8

Tucker Dupree*, S12/SB12/SM12

Rudy Garcia-Tolson*, S8/SB7/SM7

Robert Griswold, S8/SB7/SM8

Dalton Herendeen*, S10/SB8/SM10

Roy Perkins*, S5/SB4/SM5

Brad Snyder*, S11/SB11/SM11

The 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships represent one of the major qualification opportunities for Rio 2016, and will take place in the same pool that hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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