Skip to simplified nav
Three Cavaliers to Compete at FINA World Championships

Yannick Kaeser

July 31, 2015

Live Results | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—Three members of the Virginia swimming and diving program, senior Yannick Kaeser, junior Leah Smith and sophomore Nicholas Magana, are set to compete at the FINA World Championships, to be held in Kazan, Russia, Aug. 2-9.

Kaeser (Mumpf, Switzerland) will swim in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke and 200-meter breaststroke events. The 100m breast is set to begin on Sunday (Aug. 2), while the 200m breast is scheduled to begin on Thursday (Aug. 6). He also could swim on the Swiss relays throughout the meet.

Smith (Pittsburgh, Pa.) is set to swim as part of the U.S. women’s 4x200-meter freestyle relay on Thursday. She earned gold with the same relay at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Australia. Smith has already competed for the U.S. this summer, earning gold in the 400m free and 4x200m free relay at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.

Magana (Scottsdale, Ariz.) will be competing in the men's 100-meter freestyle for Peru on Wednesday (Aug. 5). Magana swam for Peru at the Pan Am Games in July as part of three relays, including the 4x100-meter freestyle relay that placed seventh. 





Top Videos
Jeff White
Erin Neppel
'Hoos Look to Bolster Novice Program
Women's Rowing
Assistant coach Erin Neppel, who joined Kevin Sauer's staff in July, has been charged with reviving the Cavaliers' novice program.
Nadine de Koning
De Koning Finds Second Home at UVA
Field Hockey
A native of Holland, Nadine de Koning is a four-year starter for No. 4 Virginia, which hosts Pacific at 1 p.m. Monday at the U-Hall Turf Field.
Olamide Zaccheaus
'Hoos Make Statement With Resounding Win
On the blue turf of Albertsons Stadium, where Boise State rarely loses, Virginia rolled a 42-23 victory Friday night in a game shown on ESPN2.

Jeff White

Director of News Content

A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.

More Headlines
Online Stores
Cavalier Auctions
Cavalier Team Shop