The FINA World Championships, held in Gwangju, South Korea, from July 12-28, saw current and former Pac-12 swimmers and divers produce elite performances across competitions. Several league teams were represented by countries across the globe, coming away with the winning hardware to show for it.
Swedish senior co-captain Louise Hansson, a 100-meter butterfly finalist at the 2019 FINA World Championships that wrapped Sunday, joined two-time Hungarian winner Katinka Hosszu and four other Trojans as qualifiers for the 2020 Olympics with their performances at the international competition in Gwangju, South Korea.
Senior co-captain Billy Monjay and junior Matthew McDermott earned first team honors to lead six Trojans named to the Pac-12 Men's Swimming and Diving All-Academic teams that were announced Tuesday (April 9).
Senior Patrick Mulcare completed his Trojan career with his fourth scoring swim in the 200y back while freshman Victor Johansson made his scoring debut in the 1650y free on the final night of the 2019 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas, on Saturday (March 30).
Senior Carsten Vissering, for the second day in a row, led USC's efforts with powerful breaststroke performances, breaking USC's school record in the 100y breast for the eighth time while also leading Troy into the A final of the 200y medley relay on Friday (March 29) at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas.
Senior Carsten Vissering posted a blistering 49.91 breaststroke leg to lead the USC men's swimming and diving team's sixth-place 400y medley relay and also anchored the Trojans' scoring 200y free relay on Thursday (March 28) at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas.