FINA World Championships: Jake Magahey, Trenton Julian Added to Roster; Casas, Andrew to Swim 100 IM

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

USA Swimming has announced a few changes to the 2022 FINA Short Course World Championships roster.

Two swimmers have been added to the roster altogether with Trenton Julian being added in the 200 butterfly and Jake Magahey added to the roster in the 400 freestyle. It will be Magahey’s senior-level international debut.

Several other swimmers will make changes to their lineups.

Shaine Casas and Michael Andrew will represent the U.S. in the 100 IM. Because they were chosen for the event, Casas will drop the 50 butterfly from his lineup.

Meanwhile, Leah Smith will add the 400 IM to her lineup and drop the 200 free.

Other swimmers adding events includes Hali Flickinger adding the 200 free to her lineup, Kate Douglass adding the 200 IM to her schedule and Jillian Cox adding the 1500 free to her lineup.

The 2022 FINA World Championships (25m) will take s place Dec. 13-18 at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre in Melbourne, Australia .

The roster features 16 Olympians , including Ryan Murphy (Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida/California Aquatics), Torri Huske (Arlington, Virginia/Stanford University), Andrew (Encinitas, California/MA Swim Academy) , Flickinger (York, Pennsylvania/Sun Devil Swimming), Nic Fink (Morristown, New Jersey/Metro Atlantic Aquatic Club) and Rhyan White (Herriman, Utah/University of Alabama/WFFM), Douglass and Smith, among others.

Multiple reigning short course world champions will be representing the U.S. again, including Fink, White and Casas (McAllen, Texas/Longhorn Aquatics). Last year’s U.S. roster led the medal table with nine gold, nine silver and 12 bronze for 30 total medals.

Making th eir senior – level debuts in a FINA international competition will be David Curtiss (Yardley, Pennsylvania/NC State University), David Johnston (Dallas, Texas/University of Texas), Jake Foster (Cincinnati, Ohio/University of Texas/Mason Manta Rays), Erin Gemmell (Potomac, Maryland/Nation’s Capital Swim Club) and Jillian Cox (Cedar Park, Texas/University of Texas).

This year’s team will be led by head coach Braden Holloway (NC State) and assist ant coaches Bruce Gemmell (Nation’s Capital Swim Club), Whitney Hite ( University of Florida ), Ashley Jahn ( University of Tennessee ) and Eddie Reese (Longhorn Aquatics).

For more on the 2022 FINA World Championships (25m), visit https://www.fina.org/competitions/2894/16th-fina-world-swimming-championships-25m-2022 

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