Kentucky Sends 12 Swimmers, Two Divers to USA Nationals

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky swimming and diving teams will be sending 14 athletes to the Lone Star state this weekend as 12 swimmers and two divers will be taking part in the 2015 Phillips 66 National USA Swimming Championships on Aug. 6-10 at the Northside Swim Center in San Antonio, Texas.


The premiere annual event on the USA Swimming calendar, the 2015 Phillips 66 National Championships features some of the nation’s top swimmers. The event serves as the USA National Team selection for several international events, including the 2015 Pan Pacific Championships, 2016 World Championships and the 2016 World University Games.


In addition to live streaming on throughout the week, the meet’s finals will be aired live on NBC beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Aug. 9 running to 2:30 p.m. ET before also airing on Sunday, Aug. 16 from 1 p.m. ET to 3 p.m. ET on NBC as well with Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines on the call. The coverage of the Phillips 66 Nationals will run congruently with the 16th FINA World Championships.


Kentucky will be sending 12 swimmers to Texas, comprised of George Greenhalgh, Scott Crosthwaite, Andrew Aviotti, Kyle Higgins, Isaac Jones, Bridgette Alexander, Danielle Galyer, Kendra Crew, Kendal Casey, Annie Davies, Christina Bechtel and Abby Myers.


Rebecca Hamperian and Levi Lindsey of the UK diving team will be competing on the 12th and 13th of August in the USA Diving Championships. Hamperian will compete on the 1-meter championship on the 12th and 3-meter title on the 13th. Lindsey will compete in the same events, but on opposite days.


UK Swimming Events by Individual

Bridgette Alexander: 100m backstroke, 200m backstroke

Andrew Aviotti: 1500m freestyle

Christina Bechtel: 100m butterfly, 200m freestyle, 50m free style, 200m butterfly

Kendal Casey: 400m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 800m freestyle

Kendra Crew: 100m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke

Scott Crosthwaite: 400m freestyle, 200m freestyle

Annie Davies: 200m breaststroke

Danielle Galyer: 200m IM, 100m backstroke, 400m IM, 200m backstroke

George Greenhalgh: 100m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke

Kyle Higgins: 200m butterfly, 100m butterfly

Isaac Jones: 400m freestyle

Abby Myers: 100m butterfly, 200m butterfly


UK Diving Events by Individual

Rebecca Hamperian: 1-meter, 3-meter

Levi Lindsey: 1-meter, 3-meter


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