CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Current Virginia swimmers, Kate Douglass, Alex Walsh and Emma Weyant along with alum Leah Smith will compete for Team USA at the 2022 FINA World Aquatics Championships that run Saturday, June 18 through Saturday, June 25 in Budapest.
Virginia head swimming & diving coach Todd DeSorbo is serving as Team USA’s women’s head coach for the World Championships. He guided the Cavalier women to their second consecutive NCAA Championship this spring and will have three current UVA swimmers competing in Budapest.
All four Cavaliers competing have won Olympic medals on the international stage, with Douglass, Walsh and Weyant each winning medals last summer at the Tokyo Olympics. This will be the first time all three will compete at the FINA World Championships.
Douglass qualified for the 200-meter breaststroke, Walsh will compete in the 200-meter individual medley and Weyant in the 400-meter individual medley. Weyant won Olympic silver in the 400m IM and Walsh won Olympic silver in the 200m IM. Douglass won Olympic bronze in the 200m IM.
Smith will compete in three events, the 200-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle and 800-meter freestyle. The UVA alum owns four World Championship medals, most recently winning bronze in the 800m free and gold with the 4x200m freestyle relay in 2017.
Prelims will begin at 9 a.m. local time (3 a.m. EST) and finals will start at 6 p.m. local time (12 p.m. EST).
Full schedule of events can be found here.
Each day’s finals will be streamed on the NBC Sports app.