Sep 4, 2013
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – University of Pittsburgh freshman Scott Simmer has been selected as a member of the 2013-2014 USA Swimming National Junior Team.
Hailing from Los Angeles, Calif., Simmer represents one of the nation’s top 18-and-under swimmers. Just over 100 other swimmers will be alongside Simmer representing the USA National Junior Team.
The team consists of athletes who have the six fastest times, in Olympic events only, from the combined results of all USA Swimming or FINA [Federation Internationale De Natation] sanctioned meets from Jan. 1, 2013 to Sept. 2, 2013. Simmer made the roster for the Open Water 10K.
“We knew Scott was going to be a great distance swimmer when we started recruiting him last year,” Panthers head coach Chuck Knoles said. “His summer competitive season was extremely successful and we are proud that he is not only a Panther, but also has been named as a member of the USA Swimming National Junior Team.”
The Panthers opens the year with a meet at St. Bonaventure on October 19th. They return home November 9th for their inaugural ACC meet as they host Notre Dame and Virginia Tech.
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