By Michael Pavitt

12-time Paralympic gold medallist Jessica Long has been named in the team ©AFP/Getty ImagesA 25-strong United States squad has been announced for the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.

The team will be among the 650 swimmers set to take part in the World Championships from July 13 to 19, in the Tollcross International Swimming Centre, one of the key Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games venues.

Jessica Long, a 12-time Paralympic gold medallist will lead the team, which also features Roy Perkins, who has won six medals in his two appearances at the Paralympic Games, including a gold from Beijing 2008.

"We are excited about the US team that will be competing at worlds," said Queenie Nichols, high performance director for US Paralympics swimming.

"The team has a great mix of veteran athletes, as well as some real up and comers, which will undoubtedly result in some outstanding performances in Glasgow."

The team boasts nine female Paralympians, with Long joined in the team by Brickelle Bro, McKenzie Coan, Alyssa Gialamas, Cortney Jordan, Lettica Martinez, Rebecca Meyers, Noga Nir-Kistler and Colleen Young.

Hannah Aspden, Cailin Currie, Lindsay Grogan, Martha Reuther and Elizabeth Smith complete the women's side of the US team and will hope to stake their claim for selection for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Roy Perkins is one of the star names in the team ©Getty ImagesRoy Perkins is one of the star names in the team ©Getty Images

In addition to Perkins, six other male swimmers on the team have competed at the Paralympic Games, consisting of Cody Bureau, Michael DeMarco, Tucker Dupree, Rudy Garcia-Tolson, Dalton Herendeen and Brad Snyder.

Tharon Drake, Ryan Duemler and Robert Griswold have also been selected, which boasts 16 members of the team that competed at the 2013 World Championships in Montreal.

The US team finished fourth in the medals table in Montreal, after claiming 11 gold, 13 silver and nine bronze.

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