Freshmen McNamara, Kology Named to USA Swimming National Junior Team

Freshmen McNamara, Kology Named to USA Swimming National Junior Team

McNamara and Kology will represent the Crimson on the USA Swimming National Junior Team. (Harvard Swimming and Diving)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Two Harvard swimming freshmen, Shane McNamara and Regan Kology, have been named to the 2014-15 USA Swimming National Junior Team, it was announced this week.

McNamara, hailing from Tappan, New York, qualified for the men's team at nationals in the 200 breaststroke, posting the second-fastest time of 2:15.70. Kology, who recently earned the bronze medal at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Maui, Hawaii, qualified for the open water 10k for the women's team.

McNamara is a part of a solid incoming freshman class for the Harvard men's swimming and diving team, having been named the New Jersey Male Swimmer of the Year and a three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. Kology, from Chatham, New Jersey, has had great success prior to her coming to Cambridge as well, swimming in the Junior National Championships, the Junior Pan Pacific Championships and the FINA World Junior Open Water Championships throughout her high school career.

Both men's and women's swimming and diving programs officially get underway with competition Nov. 15 when both Cornell and Dartmouth pay visits to Blodgett Pool for tri-meets.