Three members of the Baylor Swim Club and the Baylor School varsity swim team have been selected as National Swim Coaches Association All-Stars and will represent the United States in a dual meet against and All-Star team from Japan the weekend of Sept. 21-23. Baylor juniors Luke Kaliszak and Sam McHugh, as well as sophomore Joey Carbone were selected based on their performance at the 2012 NCSA Junior National Swimming Championship last March. The meet wil take place in Huntington Beach, Ca.
Carbone qualified based on his performance in the 200 meter butterfly, Kaliszak based on the 100 meter backstroke, and McHugh based on the 100 meter backstroke and 200 meter backstroke. McHugh was a participant at the 2012 USAA Olympic Trials this past summer in Omaha, Nebraska. All three boys are eligible to swim more events and relays at the competition.
Last September, current Baylor senior Kristen Vredeveld represented the USA on the NCSA All-Star team that traveled to compete in Osaka, Japan. Kristen won six medals, 3 gold, 2 sliver, and 1 bronze.
“We are excited about these three boys getting a chance to experience international competition at such a young age” said Baylor School and Baylor Swim Club Head Coach Dan Flack. ”This is a great opportunity for them to learn from this level of competition and in turn, bring that knowledge back to share with our Baylor swimming community.”