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Sims, Curzan, Douglass, and Roy Added To 2020-2021 US Nationwide Group

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USA Swimming has announced the addition of 4 members to their 2020-2021 nationwide staff. These Four swimmers are Bella Sims, Claire Curzan, Kate Douglass, Daniel Roy. Notably, 2 of the latest additions to the staff, Sims (15), and Curzan (16), are nonetheless juniors. The addition of those Four swims comes because of their efficiency of their respective occasions all through 2020. They’re being added to the nationwide staff roster for the next lengthy course occasions:

Sims, Curzan, and Douglass every earned their spot on the staff with swims on the 2020 Toyota U.S. Open in November. There, Sims received the occasion with an 8:27.01 to beat out a powerful discipline of Ally McHugh (8:29.36), Erica Sullivan (8:31.38), and Ashley Twitchell (8:33.58), amongst others. The swim for Sims took greater than Eight seconds off her entry time on the meet of 8:35.96.

Curzan and Douglass every earned their spot as they completed 1st and third, respectively on the U.S. Open. Curzan swam a 56.61 for the victory, taking practically a second off her seed time of 57.57, whereas Douglass hit a 57.43 for third, reducing her PB from a 58.48. Each Curzan and Douglas had been members of the 2019-2020 US junior nationwide staff, Curzan for the 100/200 backstroke and 100 butterfly, and Douglass for the 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly, and 200 IM.

Stanford junior Daniel Roy earned his spot on the nationwide staff with a 2:08.89 lengthy course 200 breaststroke on the 2020 Stanford Invite in November. That is Roy’s second nationwide staff choice, having made the staff in the course of the 2018-2019 season.

One other change to the nationwide staff standing got here within the type of Torri Huske and Gretchen Walsh‘s up to date statuses.

Walsh was already a member of the 2020-2021 staff earned a time replace within the 50 freestyle together with her 24.65 swim on the Toyota U.S. Open. Huske however bought a time replace within the 100 butterfly with a 57.36 at that very same meet. Huske was additionally added to the nationwide staff roster in each the 100 freestyle (54.04) and 200 IM (2:11.18).

USA Swimming altered its selection criteria this year because of the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 Pandemic which featured protocols for the addition of nationwide teamers in two phases. In August, they added Molly Hannis and Sam Stewart to the staff by way of part 1 for his or her performances early within the yr. At the moment, the nationwide governing physique mentioned {that a} additional replace to the staff would come on January 4, 2021.

Sims, Curzan, Douglass, and Roy have now been added because of the next part 2 protocols:

  • Qualifying performances from August 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 will probably be added to the roster on January 4, 2021
  • Any athlete who equals or betters the slowest qualifying time in every occasion on the unique 2019-2020 Nationwide Group roster from August 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 will probably be added to the 2020-2021 roster in that occasion
  • This consists of athletes not at present on the 2019-2020 Nationwide Group and athletes who’re on the 2019-2020 Nationwide Group in different occasions
  • For an athlete to be added to the 2020-2021 roster his/her qualifying time(s) have to be within the database on usaswimming.org by 12/31/2020

Entry the complete choice standards, together with the up to date ladies’s and males’s 2020-2021 nationwide groups under.

Members of the staff have entry to an a variety of benefits reminiscent of medical health insurance, meet reimbursement, month-to-month stipends, and the power to make use of nationwide coaching facilities.