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2 Dynamo swimmers to participate in FINA Swimming World Cup Tour
2 Dynamo swimmers to participate in FINA Swimming World Cup Tour

CHAMBLEE, Ga. -- Dynamo Swim Club is used to producing champions.

Over the summer, one of its athletes, 18-year-old Matias Koski, made it to the London Olympics, swimming for his native Finland.

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Now, two more swimmers from the Chamblee-based club are making a splash on the international swimming scene.

Gunnar Bentz and Kylie Stewart, both 16, will participate in the European leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup Tour. They are among only eight junior U.S. swimmers to make the team.

Jason Turcotte, head coach and CEO of Dynamo, will lead the American team. Olympians Jessica Hardy and Anthony Ervin and NCAA national champion Tom Shields will also accompany the swimmers on their tour, which stops in Moscow on Oct. 17-18 and Berlin on Oct. 20-21.

To make the FINA Swimming World Cup team, a swimmer must be in at least the top 50 in overall world rankings.

Kylie Stewart attends Westridge Christian Academy in Kennesaw. She participated in the U.S. Olympic Trials in June, where she placed fifth in the 200m backstroke and seventh in the 100m backstroke. Stewart also placed first in the 200m backstroke and second in the 100m backstroke at the Junior Pan Pacific Games in Hawaii in August.

Gunnar Bentz made the Olympic Trials and the Junior Pan Pacific Games as well. He won the bronze medal in the 400m individual medley at the Junior Pan Pacific Games and placed 12th in the same event at the Olympic Trials. Bentz attends St. Pius X Catholic High School in DeKalb County.

According to its website, Dynamo is the No. 2-ranked swim club in the U.S. It has facilities in Chamblee and Alpharetta.

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