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