Stanford swimmers named to USA's World University Games


Freshmen Jack Levant and Daniel Roy will represent the United States in next summer's World University Games, USA Swimming announced Thursday.

This past summer, the 6-foot-4 LeVant set a world junior record in the preliminaries of the 200-meter freestyle (1:46.39) in the Phillips 66 Nationals, eventually placing fifth in the championship final 1:46.46.

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LeVant was named Junior Swimmer of the Meet by SwimSwam and helped Stanford earn a Team of the Meet honorable mention.

He will also compete in the FINA World Championships on relays.

Roy finished sixth in the 200-meter breaststroke (2:09.76) in the Phillips 66 Nationals. The 5-8 Roy went on to win four medals, including two gold in the 400-meter mixed medley relay and 200 breast, at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Fiji.

The World University Games will take place in Naples, Italy, on July 4-10, 2019, and will feature 52 American swimmers.

Stanford's Zoe Bartel, Megan Byrnes and Ella Eastin will also compete in the World University Games.

Eastin is the most accomplished, owning 10 national titles through her first three years. She also holds four American, NCAA and school records. Eastin will compete in the 200 individual medley.

Byrnes will swim the 800 and 1,500 freestyles in Italy. The junior is a three-time All-American and two-time Pac-12 champion.

Bartel, who has competed in the 2016 Olymoic trials and 2017 World Championship trials, will swim the 200 breaststroke. She set the high school record in the 100 breast (1:00.22). Bartel won the 200 breast in the 2017 Junior World Championships.

A total of 18 sports will be contested in the WUGs.

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