April 8, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Sophomore Dylan Bosch (Johannesburg, South Africa/Crawford College, Sandton), junior Richard Funk (Edmonton, Alberta/Strathcona), sophomore Anders Nielsen (Farum, Denmark) and incoming freshman Evan White (Oakville, Ontario/Iroquois Ridge) were named to their respective national teams for international competitions to be held later this summer based on their performances at various competitions over the weekend.
Funk and White (Canada) qualified for the 2014 Commonwealth Games (held July 23-Aug. 3 in Glasgow, Scotland) and the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships (held Aug. 21-24 in Gold Coast, Australia). At the 2014 Canadian Swimming Trials (held April 2-5 in Victoria, British Columbia), Funk swept the breaststroke, winning the 50-meter breaststroke (27.82), 100-meter breaststroke (1:01.43) and 200-meter breaststroke (2:12.97). White, who will be a freshman this fall, won the 200-meter IM (1:59.84, a meet record), tied for second in the 200-meter breaststroke (2:15.40), third in the 100-meter butterfly (53.51) and seventh in the 100-meter freestyle (50.83).
Joining them in Glasgow this summer will be Bosch (South Africa), who took second in the 200-meter butterfly (1:56.92) behind Olympian and world champion Chad le Clos at the 2014 South African National Championships on Monday (April 7) in Durban. Bosch, who won the NCAA title in the 200-yard butterfly on March 29 in Austin, Texas, can also qualify in the 200-meter freestyle (Tuesday, April 8) and the 200-meter IM (Friday, April 11), should he meet the respective qualifying standards.
Nielsen (Denmark) qualified for the 2014 European Swimming Championships, held Aug. 13-24 in Berlin, Germany, where he will swim the 200-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle and on the 4x200-meter freestyle relay. He swam at the Canadian Swimming Trials last week, posting qualifying times of 1:48.89 in the 200-meter freestyle (fastest in the finals) and 3:51.78 in the 400-meter freestyle (third-fastest time in finals).
Contact: Brad Rudner