American Crop Never Short on Young Talent

Simone Manuel, one among a good crop of US juniors

Long known for producing rising stars, the United States is once again flush with some up-and-comers who might eventually make an impact in international competition. Keep an eye on this bunch, including Simone Manuel, a sprinter who could bolster a weak point for the American women.

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Long known for producing rising stars, the United States is once again flush with some up-and-comers who might eventually make an impact in international competition. Keep an eye on this bunch, including Simone Manuel, a sprinter who could bolster a weak point for the American women.

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SwimSam

These five are well deserving of your feature. Many, many more young Americans climbing the ladder. The last 12 months have been incredible to watch. Would love to see similar write ups on the other federations as well.

Bill Bell

Watch out for USC froshwomen Kendyl Stewart (sprint backstroke-butterfly) and teammate Chelsea Chenault + Chenault’s former Carondolet High teammate Jasmine Tosky, who’ll be a Trojan in the fall, AND Ally Howe, a very promising backstroker.

On boys’ side there’s breaststroker Steve Stumph, who set national prep record in 100; Kyle Gornay of Redlands, fastest prep 100 flyer all-time in California; and Andrew Seliskar of Nation’s Capital, who’s 15-16 NAG record-holder in 100-200 yard breaststrokes and the 2200 IM.

All these kids will be upper-class collegians by Rio and could well represent Uncle Sam there.

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