COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Alabama swimmer Liam Bell has earned a place on the United States Junior National Team, USA Swimming announced recently.

The Atlanta, native won the 2019 USA Junior National Championship in the 100-meter breaststroke this summer, posting a 1:01.19, the ninth-fastest time ever for 17-18 men in the United States, and winning the race by over a second. He also earned a bronze medal in the 200-meter breaststroke with a career-best mark of 2:15.17.

The youngest male to qualify for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, Bell has already qualified for the 2020 trials. Through the first two meets of his collegiate career, the rookie has already won the 100 breaststroke in both meets and has helped the Tide to a pair of wins in the 200 medley relay. He is also ranked fifth nationally in the 100 breaststroke through the first two months of the collegiate season.