Sept. 3, 2014
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Junior Jordan Wilimovsky (Malibu, Calif./Malibu) will represent the United States in multiple events, both in open water swimming and -- for the first time in his career -- in the pool as a member of the 2014-15 USA Swimming National Team, the organization announced Tuesday.
Wilimovsky, a 2013-14 USA National Team member in the Open Water 10K, will add the 1,500 free to his Stars and Stripes repertoire this season. He qualified in that event courtesy of a third-place finish at the Phillips 66 National Championships.
"Jordan came to Northwestern as a relative unknown and now is positioning himself as one of the premier distance swimmers in the country," said Jarod Schroeder, NU head men's swimming and diving coach. "Jordan is proving that he can challenge not only for an NCAA championship in the mile, but for a berth on Team USA for Rio 2016."
Wilimovsky also remains a part of the USA National Team Open Water 10K team for the second-straight year after finishing second at the 2014 10K Open Water National Championships. In 2013, Wilimovsky was 14th in the FINA World Championships 25K race, his first attempt at that distance.
In addition to Wilimovsky, 2007 Northwestern graduate Matt Grevers -- a six-time Olympic medalist and the world's current premier backstroker -- remains on Team USA in the 100 back and 100 free.
The school record holder in the mile, Wilimovsky finished fourth at the NCAA Championships last year to earn All-America status. Northwestern begins its 2014-15 schedule October 16 at Eastern Michigan.
For the complete 2014-15 USA Swimming National Team roster, link to USASwimming.org.
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