COLORADO SPRINGS, CO- On Tuesday, September 13th, Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School athlete Trey Freeman was named to the 2016-2017 National Junior Team. Sixty-five 18 & Under athletes were named to the team by USA Swimming. Freeman earned his space on the team with his top five performance in both the 200 and 400 meter freestyle events. As part of the USA Junior Pan Pacs team, Freeman claimed the silver medal in the 400 meter freestyle at the end of August. National Junior Team members must be age 18 or under on Sept. 1, 2016.
Trey Freeman joins former Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School athletes Arden Pitman (2011), Sam McHugh (2014), Kristen Vredeveld (2013), & Spencer Rowe (2011) as members who have earned this prestigious honor!
“This is a great honor for Trey”, said Baylor School / Swim Club Director of Competitive Swimming Dan Flack. “Trey was very focused on this opportunity this entire season. I have been fortunate enough to coach the National Junior Camp in 2013 and the USA World Junior Team in 2011, and I made it clear to him that if he really went for it he could make the team and he would love it. Trey put in the work and did it. A huge off-shoot of this, was his work raised the work ethic of the entire group. Baylor Swim Club has proven year in and year out the ability to develop boys and girls from the local to international level over a wide range of competitive events over the last decade."
New selection procedures for the National Junior Team were unveiled earlier this year and can be found online at usaswimming.org. The complete roster for the 2016-17 USA Swimming National Junior Team can be found online here.
Swimming's Rising Stars Named to 2016-17 National Junior Team