USA Swimming has announced its roster for the 2013 World University Games in Kanzan, Russia, and Minnesota’s Derek Toomey and Kyler Van Swol, along with 38 additional swimmers, will compete on July 10-16, while the Games run from July 6-17.
Toomey, a junior on the Gophers’ swimming roster, is a six-time All-American. He finished 31st overall in the 50 freestyle at the NCAA Championships in 2012. Fellow junior teammate Van Swol is a four-time All-American and finished 29th overall in the 100 fly at the 2012 NCAA Championships.
The Gophers are also represented on the women’s side of Team USA by former Golden Gopher Ashley Steenvoorden, who will be competing in the 800 Free at the Games.
Taking place every two years, the World University Games are an international multi-sport event organized for university athletes by the International Sports Federation (FISU). Swimmers on the 2013 World University Games Team roster were selected based upon their performance at the 2012 U.S. Open Championships. All athletes selected for the team must be at least 17 years old and less than 28 years old on January 1, 2013.