Tyler Clary, Ryan Lochte & A Resurgent Allison Schmitt Head USA Super Series Squad

Tyler Clary (USA) by Patrick B. Kraemer

Olympic champions Tyler Clary, Ryan Lochte and the return to international waters of Allison Schmitt highlight the 24-strong USA team for the 2015 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series in Perth, Western Australia, from January 30-31

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Olympic champions Tyler Clary, Ryan Lochte and the return to international waters of Allison Schmitt highlight the 24-strong USA team for the 2015 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series in Perth, Western Australia, from January 30-31

Comments

petriasfan

Looks as though 6 names are missing. Only 18 of the 24 names have been mentioned in the above team listing.

petriasfan

7 missing and 17 listed.

Viva la Bang

Very observant, Hey remember me its gheko from the old USA Swim forums!

Verram

Looks like pan pacs round 2.. With a touch of duel in the pool

Viva la Bang

Wonder who the 7 missing are? Ledecky, Coughlin????

petriasfan

Back in mid December, The West Australian published an article titled “Lochte locked in for Perth” and provided the swimmers set to compete in the super swim series. The following swimmers were listed in the West Australian article but weren’t published in the most recent squad: Cody Miller, Margo Geer, Josh Schneider, Eugene Godsoe.
We’re still missing 3 swimmers. Hmmm…?
[Have edited out first sentence in this because it appears to be directed at someone who has not left a comment here, so a touch confusing… ED]

Dave

Lots of veteran swimmers. Some of the younger blood needs to start seeing international experience.

beachmouse

Unless you’re talking home-schooled juniors like Becca Mann, there is often a preference for youth international teams to try to travel during school holidays rather than when class is in session. Junior Pan Pacs get the USA participation that is does because 1) Hawaii and 2) it’s summer vacation time for the Americans. USAS tries to get a juniors squad to do a few World Cup stops, but again runs into the not wanting to miss school issue limiting participation. A senior domestic Grand Prix meet that involves either driving to the meet or only a short haul air flight tends to be a lot more school year-friendly and still offers a good level of competition.

aswimfan

Hi Gheko *waves*

I remember you and DanTM
I have been active from the days of cnnsi swimming forums

Can’t even remember what username I used. Probably my name, Ian or something
Yes, Ian is my name and the namesake of my favorite swimmer

aswimfan

Ah.. I’ve just remembered what my handle for cnnsi or USA swimming forums :

“Swimswim”

Juvenile, I know..

Viva la Bang

The good old days! lol

petriasfan

Viva la Bang aka Gheko, I had mentioned earlier that I remember you – hey! However it got deleted from my post by admin. Weren’t you on the Jade Edminstone site?

aswimfan

Ahh… The Jade Edminstone’s sub 30 forum

Craig Lord

petriasfan, as I explained, it go deleted because it made no sense… you’ve now clarified the possible link of two names as one person.

beachmouse

I think I was selkie on Jade’s forum and the USA swimming forum. Always nice to run into familiar faces again.

One guy I’d love to see post over here is Larry Weisenthal, who said some really insightful things on the old rec.sport.swimming group, but I suspect he’s too busy being a cutting edge cancer doctor these days to have the time.

Dave

That’s a good point, beachmouse. If nothing else, this aging (though powerful) crew demonstrates that making a living as a professional swimmer is at least somewhat possible in the US these days.

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