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Stadden, Weitzeil Chosen For World Short-Course Team

Oct 28, 2021
Isabelle Stadden will join Abbey Weitzeil at the FINA Short-Course World Championships.

Cal sophomore Isabelle Stadden and alum Abbey Weitzeil have been chosen to represent Team USA at the FINA Short-Course World Championship in December, USA Swimming announced on Thursday.
Stadden will swim the 200-meter backstroke, while Weitzeil is slated to compete in the 50-meter free, 100-meter free and 100-meter individual medley.
The championships, which are contested in a 25-meter pool rather than a 50-meter pool used at the Olympics and other international competitions, are scheduled for Dec. 16-21 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Stadden is coming off a freshman season in which she placed in the top 5 at the NCAA Championships in both the 100-yard back (5th) and 200-yard back (3rd) and captured the Pac-12 200 back title. She later finished fifth in the 100-meter back and fourth in the 200-meter back at the U.S. Olympic Trials in June.
Weitzeil, who suited up for the Golden Bears from 2017-20, is one of 15 swimmers on the U.S. team that swam at the Tokyo Olympics over the summer. She came home with a silver medal in the 400-meter medley relay and a bronze medal in the 400-meter free relay, in addition to taking eighth place in both the 50-meter free and 100-meter free.