Jessica Long, who co-led the medal count for Team USA at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, is one of the athletes named to the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Swim Team for the Paralympic Games in London.
2012 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Team nominated for London
BISMARCK, N.D. – Today U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, announced the athlete nominations for the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Team. The roster includes 34 athletes (20 female, 14 male) who will compete in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, August 29 – September 9, pending approval from the USOC.
There are 19 U.S. Paralympians on the roster, as well as nine of the 11 members of the Paralympic Resident Swimming Program at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., which includes seven-time Paralympic gold medalist Jessica Long (Baltimore, Md.) and two-time Paralympic gold medalist Rudy Garcia-Tolson (Bloomington, Calif.). The team also includes many athletes who will make their Games debuts, including active duty sailor, Lt. Brad Snyder (St. Petersburg, Fla.).
At the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, the U.S. swim team finished first in the official medal count with a total of 17 gold, 22 silver and 13 bronze medals (44 medals).
2012 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Team Roster
*Denotes U.S. Paralympian
Name Hometown Classification
Arlen, Victoria Exeter, N.H. S6/SB5/SM6
*Becherer, Kelley Sheboygan, Wis. S13/SB13/SM13
Bro, Brickelle Castle Rock, Colo. S8/SB7/SM8
*Bruder, Aimee Birmingham, Ala. S4/SB3/SM4
Childs, Jaide Gainesville, Fla. S5/SB5/SM5
Coan, McKenzie Clarkesville, Ga. S8/SB7/SM8
*Eames, Anna Golden Valley, Minn. S10/SB9/SM10
*Everlove, Amanda Wichita, Ks. S8/SB8/SM8
Gialamas, Alyssa Naperville, Ill. S5/SB4/SM5
Johannes, Anna Alexandria, Va. S9/SB8/SM9
*Jordan, Cortney Henderson, Nev. S7/SB7/SM7
*Long, Jessica Baltimore, Md. S8/SB7/SM8
Martinez, Letticia Las Cruces, N.M. S11/SB11/SM11
Meyers, Rebecca Timonium, Md. S13/SB13/SM13
*Nir-Kistler, Noga Allentown, Pa. S6/SB5/SM6
Rodriguez, Ileana Miami, Fla. S6/SB5/SM6
*Scott, Susan Beth Cape Girardeau, Mo. S10/SB9/SM10
*Stone, Elizabeth Grand Rapids, Mich. S9/SB8/SM9
Weggemann, Mallory Eagan, Minn. S7/SB6/SM7
Young, Colleen St. Louis, Mo. S13/SB13/SM13
Austin, Evan Terre Haute, Ind. S8/SB7/SM8
*Bureau, Cody Latrobe, Pa. S9/SB9/SM9
*DeMarco, Michael San Diego, Calif. S3/SB2/SM3
*Dupree, Tucker Raleigh, N.C. S12/SB12/SM12
*Garcia-Tolson, Rudy Riverside, Calif. S8/SB7/SM7
Herendeen, Dalton South Bend, Ind. S10/SB8/SM10
*Lamback, Lantz Augusta, Ga. S7/SB7/SM7
*Lovejoy, Curtis Atlanta, Ga. S2/SB1/SM2
*Perkins, Roy Del Mar, Calif. S5/SB5/SM5
*Prout, Michael West Springfield, Mass. S9/SB9/SM9
Silverman, Ian Baltimore, Md. S10/SB9/SM10
Snyder, Lt. Brad St. Petersburg, Fla. S11/SB11/SM11
*Wise, Joseph Menlo Park, Calif. S10/SB9/SM10
*Zook, Justin Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. S9/SB8/SM9
Boyt, Reilly Ft. Collins, Colo. S6/SB6/SM6
Uhl, Miranda Alachua, Fla. S6/SB6/SM6
Castillo, Rafael Miami, Fla. S6/SB5/SM6
Drake, Tharon Hobbs, N.M. S11/SB11/SM11
Final competition results from trials can be found online at http://www.bismarckaquatics.com/hytek/results/evtindex.htm.
For more information please contact Beth Bourgeois, U.S. Paralympics, at 719-305-5639 or firstname.lastname@example.org.