U.S. Olympic Trials: 46 Pool Swimmers Heading to Paris Olympics (Full Roster)

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U.S. Olympic Trials: 46 Pool Swimmers Heading to Paris Olympics (Full Roster)

At the conclusion of the U.S. Olympic Trials, USA Swimming has announced the roster of swimmers who will represent the Stars and Stripes at next month’s Paris Olympics.

The Olympic team will include one swimmer heading to her fourth Olympics as Katie Ledecky won the 200, 400, 800 and 1500 freestyle at Trials while female swimmers heading to their third Games include breaststroker Lilly King  plus sprint freestylers Simone Manuel and Abbey Weitzeil. Two-time Olympians on the women’s side include Regan SmithKate DouglassTorri Huske, Alex Walsh, Katie GrimesPhoebe BaconPaige Madden and Erika Connolly.

For the men, Caeleb Dressel, Ryan MurphyChase Kalisz and Blake Pieroni are the squad’s three-timers while Hunter ArmstrongNic FinkBobby FinkeRyan HeldDrew Kibler and Kieran Smith are heading back to the Games. Held is the only swimmer to return to the Olympics this year after missing out on qualification in 2021.

While Ledecky is qualified for three individual events in Paris, she has stated she will likely drop the individual 200 free, although she will remain part of the 800 free relay. That would put Madden into the 200 free individual event along with the 400 and 800 free. Douglass has the 100 free, 200 breast and 200 IM, and Smith swims both backstroke events plus the 200 fly. Other multi-event swimmers include Huske in the 100 fly and 100 free, Gretchen Walsh in the 100 fly and 50 free, King in both breaststroke events and Grimes in the 1500 free and 400 IM.

The busiest swimmer on the men’s side will be Chris Guiliano, who is set to race the 50, 100 and 200 free in addition to a pair of freestyle relays and likely a prelims or finals leg of the 400 medley relay. Murphy is qualified in both backstroke events, and Finke races the 800 and 1500 free. Dressel has the 50 free and 100 fly while newcomer Thomas Heilman will swim the 100 and 200 fly.

In addition to these swimmers, Grimes and Mariah Denigan will represent the U.S. in the 10-kilometer open water swim while Ivan Puskovitch has qualified on the men’s side.

Women’s Team

  • Phoebe Bacon: 200 backstroke
  • Katharine Berkoff: 100 backstroke
  • Erika Connolly: 400 freestyle relay
  • Kate Douglass: 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 IM
  • Erin Gemmell: 800 freestyle relay
  • Katie Grimes: 1500 freestyle, 400 IM
  • Torri Huske: 100 freestyle, 100 butterfly
  • Lilly King: 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke
  • Katie Ledecky: 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle, 800 freestyle, 1500 freestyle
  • Paige Madden: 400 freestyle, 800 freestyle, 800 freestyle relay
  • Simone Manuel: 50 freestyle, 400 freestyle relay
  • Anna Peplowski: 800 freestyle relay
  • Alex Shackell: 200 butterfly, 800 freestyle relay
  • Regan Smith: 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 200 butterfly
  • Alex Walsh: 200 IM
  • Gretchen Walsh: 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 400 freestyle relay
  • Emma Weber: 100 breaststroke
  • Claire Weinstein: 200 freestyle
  • Abbey Weitzeil: 400 freestyle relay
  • Emma Weyant: 400 IM

Men’s Team

  • Jack Alexy: 100 freestyle
  • Hunter Armstrong: 100 backstroke, 400 freestyle relay
  • Shaine Casas: 200 IM
  • Brooks Curry: 800 freestyle relay
  • Caeleb Dressel: 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 400 freestyle relay
  • Matt Fallon: 200 breaststroke
  • Nic Fink: 100 breaststroke
  • Bobby Finke: 800 freestyle, 1500 freestyle
  • Carson Foster: 200 IM, 400 IM
  • Chris Guiliano: 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle
  • Thomas Heilman: 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly
  • Ryan Held: 400 freestyle relay
  • Luke Hobson: 200 freestyle
  • David Johnston: 1500 freestyle
  • Keaton Jones: 200 backstroke
  • Chase Kalisz: 400 IM
  • Drew Kibler: 800 freestyle relay
  • Matt King: 400 freestyle relay
  • Josh Matheny: 200 breaststroke
  • Ryan Murphy: 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke
  • Blake Pieroni: 800 freestyle relay
  • Aaron Shackell: 400 freestyle
  • Kieran Smith: 400 freestyle, 800 freestyle relay
  • Charlie Swanson: 100 breaststroke
  • Luca Urlando: 200 butterfly
  • Luke Whitlock: 800 freestyle

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29 days ago

1976 was the last Olympic Games that allowed Top 3 finalists to go to the Games. Wish there was a ‘one-time’ men’s & women’s team to each take a 3rd place finalist to the Games (vote by swimmers & coaches). .and what will it take to add the 50 fly, back and breast events to the Olympics? 4X50 Free Relay too!

28 days ago
Reply to  tooshay

I mostly agree. Certainly the addition of 50m Back, Fly and Breastroke is welcome. But allowing 3 athletes per nation could potentially see a Big ‘Goliath’ swallowing all the medals in an event and not giving smaller countries a chance on the Podium. A 4×50m Freestyle Relay is interesting too. What about the same in a mixed relay?

Last edited 28 days ago by Kanga1
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