Schuehler to Represent U.S. at FINA Junior World Championships
Aug 27, 2013
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Incoming freshman Andy Schuehler (Collingswood, N.J.) is prepared to swim in the 200m breaststroke event at the FINA Junior World Championships in Dubai, UAE on Thursday, Aug. 29.
Prelims for the 200m breaststroke are scheduled to begin at 1:00 a.m. ET with the start time of the final slated for 10:00 a.m. ET.
Schuehler will be one-of-two males in the 200-meter breaststroke event representing the U.S. The Collingswood native qualified for the championships by placing second at the U.S. Junior Nationals with a time of 2:14.03. Both he and the first place finisher Joseph Bentz broke the previous event record for the competition.
To qualify for the event, the swimmers had to be born in 1995 or later and post one of the top two times in the country at either the U.S. National Championships, the U.S. Open or the U.S. Junior Nationals. Schuehler nearly qualified for the 100m backstroke by placing third in the event at the U.S. Junior Nationals.
The FINA Junior World Championships is a six day competition that begins on Monday, Aug. 25 and wraps up on Saturday, Aug. 31.