Weltz Named To National Swim Team

UC Davis alum and volunteer assistant coach Scott Weltz, shown here after his win at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, was announced as a member of the 2013-14 national team.
(Mark Terrill, Associated Press)

Sep 4, 2013

UC Davis volunteer assistant coach and 2012 Olympian Scott Weltz was officially announced to the 2013-14 U.S. Swimming National Team, it was announced by USA Swimming. The two-time Big West Conference Male Athlete of the Year is one of six slated for the 200-meter breaststroke.

Selection to the national roster is based on the combined results of the four meets from the current calendar year: the 2013 Phillips 66/USA Swimming Nationals and World Championship Trials, the 2013 World University Games, the 2013 World Championships and the 2013 U.S. Open. Only times from prelims, semifinals and finals (A, B or C) count toward selection; relay splits, intermediate splits and swim-offs are not included.

Weltz made the cut by virtue of his meet-record 2:10.36 at the U.S. Open. He defeated Cody Miller of Indiana University and Naoya Tomita of the University of New Mexico..

The other five swimmers in the 200 breast are the U.S. Open runner-up Miller, Kevin Cordes of the University of Arizona, BJ Johnson of Stanford Aquatics, Nic Fink of Athens Bulldog SC, and Clark Burckle of Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics. Burckle was Weltz' fellow qualifier in the event at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Weltz, a native of San Jose, Calif., represents UC Davis Aquatics and is coached by Pete Motekaitis.