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UGA swimmers named to national team

Twelve swimmers with connections to the UGA program have been named to the 2014-2015 National Team, according to USA Swimming.

The National Team is made up of the top six athletes from the combined results of the Phillips 66 National Championships and the Pan Pacific Games. Open water National Team members qualified with a top-six finish in the 10-kilometer race at the 2014 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships.

Current UGA swimmers Gunnar Bentz (400-meter individual medley), Nicolas Fink (100-meter breaststroke, 200-meter breaststroke), Chase Kalisz (200-meter butterfly, 200-meter individual medley, 400-meter individual medley) and Jay Litherlan (400-meter individual medley) made the squad, as did Hali Flickinger (200-meter butterfly, 400-meter individual medley), Maddie Locus (50-meter freestyle),
Olivia Smoliga (100-meter backstroke) and Courtney Weaver (200-meter butterfly).

Former UGA swimmers Andrew Gemmell (1,500-meter freestyle, open water 10-kilometer), Melanie Margalis (200-meter breaststroke, 200-meter individual medley, 400-meter individual medley), Allison Schmitt (200-meter freestyle) and Shannon Vreeland (100-meter freestyle, 200-meter freestyle) also met the criteria.