Jan. 19, 2011
Known internationally as the Summer Universiade, the multi-sport event takes place every two years and is considered the second largest international competition behind the Olympic Games. It boasts competitors from around the world and is open to student-athletes between the ages of 17 and 28 who are less than one year removed from college or its equivalent.
Chitwood, a seven-time collegiate All-American and current men's team captain, won an individual national championship in the 200 backstroke last year at the
Small, a junior freestyle sprinter and three-time All-American from
Burckle, a UA transfer last season from
In addition to
Busch, currently in his 22nd season at the helm of
In past years, the World University Games has been a breeding ground for some of the best swimming talent in the nation. Many Olympic swimmers have at one time been a member of a World University Games team. The 2007 U.S. World University Games Team saw three members all go on to compete in the 2008 Olympics.