Benko, Krayzelburg Named As Olympic Swimming Captains

July 26, 2004

USC gold medallist alums and Olympic veterans Lindsay Benko and Lenny Krazyelburg were among four people elected as captains of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Swimming team.

Benko joins Jenny Thompson as captains for the women's team while Krayzelburg and Tom Malchow will captain the men's team.

It is the second consecutive time Benko was elected captain of the women's Olympic team.

Benko will swim the 200m free and the 4x200m free relay while Krayzelburg will swim the 100m back and attempt to defend his 2000 gold medal in the event.

Overall, nine current, former and incoming Trojans - plus women's head coach Mark Schubert - are on the U.S. men's and women's swimming teams.