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Whitaker named USA Captain at World University Games

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Chesterton High 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 college graduate.

The Nambu 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 July 6

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.

The World 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.


Posted 6/2/2015





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