CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina swimmer Tom Luchsinger departs Tuesday for Spain with the U.S. Swimming National Team to train and compete in the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, Spain.
Luchsinger was initially slotted to compete in the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia, a compeition which is concluding this week.
But his national championship victory last month in the 200-meter butterfly merited him a spot on the U.S. National Team heading to Barcelona. Luchsinger became only the fourth Tar Heel to win an individual national championship at the U.S. Swimming National Championships, joining Thompson Mann, Yann deFabrique and Chip Peterson in that category.
Luchsinger sat down Monday to talk with UNC associate athletic communications director Dave Lohse to talk about his upcoming trip to Spain. You can listen to the podcast here.
The 15th FINA World Aquatics Championships will be held July 20-August 4 in Barcelona with the swimming competition at Palu Saint Jordi. The swimming competition is July 28-August 4. Diving, synchronized swimming, high diving, open water swimming and water polo competition is also conducted at the Championships.