In the Olympic 2020 US has got the huge interest of teenagers in the national level games. In the current Olympics, we could see many youths making their way into the National team from the US. It was never to this extent that the US team has nearly 10 Teenagers making their place in the Swimming team. Greg Meehan is the coach of the American woman delegation. She told that among 26 players, 10 of them are teenagers who have never been to any national competition, never leave the country, and even have never gone to college.
Among 10 teenagers one is 15-years-old, two are 16 years old, one is 17 years old, two are 18 years old and four are 19 years old. There are altogether 26 players who will be heading Hawaii training camp next week. From Hawaii, they will head to Japan for the competition and there they will more than a month. They will be attending games along with other players from all around the world.
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Katie Ledecky is a 24 years old swimmer who is also heading for her third Olympics. She said to the press that “The team is so young and most of them have even not played any national games. I hope that older swimmers can guide them and create a family environment there”. She also added that “Most of the teens were not ready for the US team in 2020. However, as the pandemic added an extra year for them to polish their skills”.
Katie Grimes is 15 years old who has finished her 800-meter freestyle in second positions. In the competition, Grimes was 21 seconds faster in 800-meter freestyle compared to the year 2019. Similarly, Lydia Jacoby is another player who was the 17th fastest swimmer in the 100-meter break stroke. Now, she is the first Alaskan swimmer to make her way into Olympics. She learned swimming when she was young by her parents. Her father mother both were boat captains and taught her swimming at a young age.
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