COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The U.S. Olympic Committee’s Paralympic division announced today the 15 swimming athletes that have been nominated to represent the U.S. at the 2007 Parapan American Games, Aug.
12-19 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.
Three athletes on the roster – Kate Gibbs (Midlothian, Va.), Susan Beth Scott (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) and Michael Prout (West Springfield, Mass.) – were part of the U.S. team that competed at the 2006 International Paralympic Committee Swimming (IPC) Swimming World Championships in Durban, South Africa. The roster also features two athletes – Cody Bureau (Latrobe, Pa.) and Justin Fleming (Redmond, Wash.) – currently residing at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
“The young swimmers on this roster are on the verge of National Team Qualifying and are solidly positioned (top 8-12) in the Swimming World Rankings,” said Julie O’Neill, head coach of the U.S. Paralympics Swimming National Team. “The experience in Rio will give them much needed experience prior to Beijing.”
U.S. Parapan American Swimming Team Roster
Amanda Everlove (Wichita, Kan.)
Kate Gibbs (Midlothian, Va.)
Sarah Hunt (Bellvue, Colo.)
Casey Johnson (Cypress, Calif.)*
Beth Kolbe (Tiffin, Ohio)
Susan Beth Scott (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)
Megan Smith (Eugene, Ore.)
Miranda Uhl (Alachua, Fla.)
Carrie Willoughby (Colorado Springs, Colo.)**
Cody Bureau (Latrobe, Pa.)*
Alex Dionne (Mequon, Wisc.)
Justin Fleming (Redmond, Wash.)*
Tom Miazga (Cedarburg, Wisc.)
Michael Prout (West Springfield, Mass.)*
Joe Wise (Menlo Park, Calif.)
Head Coach – Peggy Ewald (Tiffin, Ohio)
Assistant Coach – Andrew Barranco (Baltimore, Md.)
Assistant Coach – Kiko VanZandt (Seattle, Wash.)
Team Leader – Queenie Nichols (Cleveland, N.Y.)
Team Administrator – Jamie Martin (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Sport Science Support – TBD
*Denotes 2004 Paralympian
**Denotes two-time Paralympian (2000, 2004)
For more information, contact Marvin Olberding at (719) 866-2045.