Jessica Long will make this season's international debut in Indianapolis on Thursday, April 19.
The World Para Swimming season continues this weekend, April 29-21, with the second event of this season’s world series in Indianapolis.
This year’s world series got off to a stunning start last month in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Indianapolis leg will see 198 swimmers from 17 countries compete over 30 medal events.
Paralympic gold medalist Jessica Long is among the big names making her international debut this season, as she heads a strong USA team, featuring six Paralympic champions and 10 current world champions.
Long spent three months away from the pool after winning eight gold medals at the 2017 World Para Swimming Championships in December in Mexico City, deciding to dedicate her time to coaching a school swim team in her hometown of Baltimore.
The 26-year-old will no doubt be eager to impress in front of her home crowd, and she heads to Indianapolis as world champion in three of the four events she will take part in this weekend.
The USA’s team also features the next generation of US Para swimming talent.
Eleven-year-old Nikki Wymer and 12-year-old Keegan Knott are just two of a number of youngsters who will represent the Team USA alongside Paralympic champions Rebecca Meyers, McKenzie Coan and Bradley Snyder, who each won three gold medals at Rio 2016.
The world series gets underway on Thursday and full results will be available here.