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Jenny Thompson & Kurt Grote head to Hong Kong

Mar 25, 1999

The US team headed to the World SC Champs in Hong Kong has been given a big boost with the addition of veteran swimmers Jenny Thompson & Kurt Grote.

Both were supposed to swim at next weeks US Nationals but received special dispensation to join the team headed to Hong Kong instead. The original US team of 14 headed to the World Short Course Champs was comprised of younger swimmers with little if any international experience.

In January FINA announced prize money of $15,000.00 US for a World Record at the Championships. The US team is comprised of:

Women Men
Brielle Bovee Aaron Ciarla
Corrrie Clark Phil Demers
Cassandra Connelll Jason Fox
Maritza Correia Brendan Hansen
Nicole deMan Blaine Morgan
Clara Ho Dan Westcott
Caroline Rush Mike Williams
Jenny Thompson Kurt Grote