Three swimmers and one coach will represent the University of Georgia and the United States in the World University Games, according to an announcement by USA Swimming.
Veronica Burchill will be a member of the women’s team, while Taylor Dale and Kevin Litherland will compete for the men. Georgia associate head coach Brian Smith will serve as an assistant for the men’s squad.
The World University Games will take place Aug. 20-27 in Taipei City, Taiwan.
Burchill will compete in the 100-meter freestyle, while Dale is entered in the 50- and 100-meter backstroke, and Litherland will be in the 1,500-meter freestyle. Burchill is a rising sophomore, Dale completed his collegiate eligibility in March and Litherland is a rising senior. Smith has been a member of the Georgia staff for the past 10 seasons.
Carol Capitani of Texas and Whitney Hite of Wisconsin will serve as the women’s and men’s head coaches, respectively. Capitani and Hite were assistant coaches at Georgia earlier in their careers. Florida assistant Jeff Poppell, who will join Smith on the men’s staff, is a Georgia letterman.