Sept. 7, 2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Eight current and former members of the University of Michigan men's and women's swimming and diving teams were named to the USA Swimming 2011-12 National Team on Tuesday (Sept. 6). Swimmers include current Wolverines Dan Madwed (Stamford, Conn./Towson), Sean Ryan (Hixson, Tenn./McCallie School), and Ryan Feeley (Rye, N.Y./Rye), and former athletes Chris Brady (2007-10), Emily Brunemann (2006-07, 2009-10), Tyler Clary (2008-10), Charlie Houchin (2007-10), Matt Patton (2006-09), Davis Tarwater (2003-06), and Peter Vanderkaay (2003-06). Also on the team is former U-M men's volunteer assistant coach Michael Phelps, who coached at Michigan from 2004-08.
Swimmers were selected for the USA Swimming National Team based on their times in Olympic events from the combined results of the 2011 FINA World Championships, the 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships, and the 2011 World University Games. Swimmers with the top six times in each event make the national team; however, relay leadoffs and time trials are not included. Open water swimmers were selected from the top six finishers at the 2011 USA Swimming 10K Open Water National Championship and World Championship Trials.
Phelps leads all U-M representatives with four events (100m butterfly, 200m butterfly, 200m freestyle, and 200-meter IM). Brunemann, Feeley and Ryan each qualified in the Open Water 10k, with Ryan also swimming in the 1,500-meter freestyle. Vanderkaay (200m freestyle, 400m freestyles, 1,500m freestyle) and Clary (200m butterfly, 400m individual medley, 200m backstroke) will swim in three events each. Houchin and Patton will each swim the 400m freestyle, while the remaining three will compete in the butterfly: Brady (100m), Madwed (200m) and Tarwater (100m, 200m).
Current and Former U-M Swimmers on 2011-12 USA Swimming National Team
* All events in long-course meters
|NAME||YEARS at U-M||EVENT(S)|
|Chris Brady||2007-10||100m Butterfly|
|Emily Brunemann||2006-07, 2009-10||Open Water 10k|
|Tyler Clary||2008-10||200m Butterfly, 200m Backstroke, 400m IM|
|Ryan Feeley||2009-Present||Open Water 10k|
|Charlie Houchin||2007-10||400m Freestyle|
|Dan Madwed||2008-Present||200m Butterfly|
|Matt Patton||2006-09||400m Freestyle|
|Sean Ryan||2010-Present||Open Water 10k, 1,500m Freestyle|
|Davis Tarwater||2003-06||100m Butterfly, 200m Butterfly|
|Peter Vanderkaay||2003-06||200m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 1,500m Freestyle|
USA Swimming Announces 2011-12 National Team (USASwimming.org)
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