Team USA closes with 17 wins on final day of the World Para Swimming World Series

By Olivia Truby | June 11, 2017, 10:24 p.m. (ET)

Rebecca Meyers won two individual events on the final day of the World Para Swimming World Series in Indianapolis on June 11.

INDIANAPOLIS – The World Para Swimming World Series concluded Sunday evening, with U.S. athletes claiming 17 individual wins. The event at Indiana University Natatorium marked the fourth stop of the first-ever world series circuit.

U.S. women dominated the 100-meter freestyle, with Sophia Herzog (Fairplay, Colorado), Michelle Konkoly (Eagleville, Pennsylvania), Rebecca Meyers (Timonium, Maryland), Mikaela Jenkins (Evansville, Indiana), Letticia Martinez (Las Cruces, New Mexico), Vica Beelner (Decatur, Georgia) and Breanna Sprenger (Avon, Ohio) all winning their respective classes.

Herzog, Beelner and Sprenger each added a win in the 50 butterfly, while Meyers secured her second victory of the evening in the S13 100 fly.

Tallying five wins over the weekend, Zachary Shattuck (Mt. Airy, Maryland) capped off an impressive performance at the world series with first-place finishes in the S6 100 free and 50 fly.

The next and final stop of the World Para Swimming World Series tour will be held July 6-9 in Berlin. The U.S. Paralympics Swimming World Championships Trials will take place July 21-23 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, followed by the World Para Swimming World Championships set for Sept. 30-Oct. 6 in Mexico City.

QUOTES
Zachary Shattuck
“This weekend was fun to see everyone and reconnect with people. It was good to get back in the pool after taking a little break. I had a best time in my 100-meter breast and that was kind of a shock, but it was a cool feeling to know where I’m at and knowing I can still swim that time. As I pick up my training, I have a lot of possibilities the next month and a half.”

Michelle Konkoly
“This swim was awesome. It was so cool to swim one of my last races of the year against one of my biggest competitors. The young kids here are so excited and passionate about Paralympics. They’re dropping so much time, and it really makes me excited to see this next generation get ready to fill the gap of some of the people transitioning out of the sport.” 

RESULTS
Full results from each session of the World Para Swimming World Series in Indianapolis can be found here

For more information, please contact Olivia Truby, U.S. Paralympics, at 920-428-1700 or Olivia.Truby@usoc.org.