Greenshields and Tapp qualify for Worlds

July 14, 2009

TUCSON - University of Arizona swimmers Joel Greenshields and Jake Tapp were named to the Canadian National Team roster to compete at the FINA World Championships July 17 - August 2. The duo earned the nod after competing in trial events last week in Montreal.


Greenshields, the Cats relay anchor, will swim in the 50m and 100m freestyle events. He'll also most likely be on the 4 x 100 free relay team for Canada.


Tapp, a runner-up in the 200y backstroke at NCAA's in March, will compete in the 100m backstroke after swimming a second place time of 54.82.


Also on the American side, Lacey Nymeyer was officially added to the U.S. National team roster to swim on the 800 free relay team. Nymeyer will join current Wildcat Alyssa Anderson on the relay team.


With these latest additions, Arizona will now have 13 current or former swimmers competing in Rome.


Current and former Wildcats in the FINA World Championships


Alyssa Anderson                                  USA

Josh Arreguin                                       Mexico

Jean Basson                                         South Africa

Simon Burnett                                       Great Britain

Lyndon Ferns                                       South Africa

Joel Greenshields                                  Canada

Nicolas Nilo                                         Brazil

Lacey Nymeyer                                    USA

Roland Schoeman                                 South Africa

Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or                        Israel

Albert Subirats                                     Venezuela

Jake Tapp                                            Canada

Darian Townsend                                 South Africa


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