Burch, Heyliger To Compete In 2013 FINA Worlds

July 8, 2013

RoyAllanBurch-XLTwo-time Olympian Roy Allan Burch has qualified for the upcoming FINA World Swimming Championships and will be joined by Rebecca Heyliger who has been granted a wild card.

The 2013 FINA World Swimming Championships will be held in Barcelona, Spain from July 19th – August 4th

BASA president Tim Petty said, “Following the CCCAN championships, BASA is delighted to confirm that Roy Allan Burch, who has qualified by automatic time selection, will be representing Bermuda at the upcoming FINA World Swimming Championships in Barcelona.”

“In line with the wild card selection process detailed in the 2012-13 selection document, prepared by the Overseas Technical Committee and communicated to all athletes in September 2012, coupled with group meetings with all athletes to outline the wild card process, and after much discussion and evaluation; it has been decided that Rebecca Heyliger, having made significant improvements to personal best times during the course of 2012-13 and on a trajectory to move towards qualification based on time, has been selected to participate alongside Roy-Allan.”

“No further wild cards have been granted by the committee under the wild card process as outlined and communicated. Please join us in congratulating our two swimmers and wishing them every success in the upcoming World Championships.”

“Further congratulations should also go to all the team who competed at CCCAN - our junior swimmers competed at a very high standard, and our senior athletes performed well, albeit with a reduced level of competition as the region’s best athletes continued their World Championship preparation.”

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