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Waco's Will Grant Named to USA Swimming's National Junior Team

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

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, CA.

"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 online at National Junior Team members must be age 18 or under on Sept. 1, 2018.

2018-19 National JuniorTeam 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 Open water National Junior Team members qualified based on the results of the 2018 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships.