School grad (2010) Kyle Whitaker has been named a captain for the USA Menís
Swimming National Team that will compete beginning today at the World
University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.
A 2015 graduate of
the University of Michigan, Whitaker will join Seth Stubblefield as captain.
Team members, ages
17-23, were chosen based on their performance at the 2014 Phillips 66 USA
Swimming National Championships last August and must be officially
registered as proceeding toward a University-level degree or be a 2014-2015
University International Aquatics Center will host the pool competition with
prelim sessions in the pool beginning at 8:30 a.m. locally (6:30 p.m. CST
the previous day), with finals set for 7 p.m. locally (5 a.m. CST).
Whitaker will be
competing individually in the 200 IM and 200 Butterfly and may be on the 800
Free Relay. The 200 IM prelims will be held on July 5 with the 200 Fly on
ESPN3, ESPNU and
the Longhorn Network will air coverage from July 3-9. A one-hour swimming
and diving recap show will air on ESPNU on July 16.
University Games feature 21 different sports and thousands of
student-athletes from more than 170 countries. The event was created to
celebrate university students and their commitment to education and sport.