A Look At the United States Team and Coaching Staff for the World Championships

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A Look At the United States Team and Coaching Staff for the World Championships

USA Swimming has officially announced the list of athletes set to compete at the upcoming World Championships as well as the list of coaches who will be leading the U.S. team at the upcoming World Championships. Previously, Carol Capitani (women’s), Bob Bowman (men’s) and Ron Aitken (open water) had been named the head coaches for the squad.

The assistant coaching staff will include Virginia associate head coach Blaire (BachmanAnderson, NC State head coach Braden Holloway, Indiana head coach Ray Looze, Stanford women’s head coach Greg Meehan, Florida head coach Anthony Nesty and Texas men’s head coach Eddie Reese. Cory Chitwood is the open water assistant coach

As for the roster of athletes, all swimmers who finished in qualifying spots for Worlds were officially named to the team with the exception of Michael Andrew. Andrew was the winner of the 50 butterfly earlier in the meet, which would normally be enough to qualify for Worlds, but 50-meter stroke winners were behind relay alternates on the priority list. With the cap of 26 men reached, Andrew was not named to the squad.

Meanwhile, after Katie Ledecky opted to skip the 200 free individual event at Worlds, the seventh-place finisher in the 200 free was added to the roster bound for Fukuoka. Anna Peplowski will now be part of the women’s 800 free relay squad. Peplowski was added because the U.S. women had not yet met the roster cap of 26.

Women’s Roster

  • Katharine Berkoff
  • Jillian Cox
  • Mariah Denigan
  • Kate Douglass
  • Erin Gemmell
  • Katie Grimes
  • Torri Huske
  • Lydia Jacoby
  • Lilly King
  • Katie Ledecky
  • Lindsay Looney
  • Maxine Parker
  • Anna Peplowski
  • Alex Shackell
  • Bella Sims
  • Leah Smith
  • Regan Smith
  • Olivia Smoliga
  • Alex Walsh
  • Gretchen Walsh
  • Claire Weinstein
  • Abbey Weitzeil
  • Rhyan White

Men’s Roster

  • Jack Alexy
  • Hunter Armstrong
  • Shaine Casas
  • Charlie Clark
  • Ross Dant
  • Matt Fallon
  • Nic Fink
  • Bobby Finke
  • Carson Foster
  • Brennan Gravley
  • Dylan Gravley
  • Chris Guiliano
  • Thomas Heilman
  • Ryan Held
  • Luke Hobson
  • David Johnston
  • Chase Kalisz
  • Drew Kibler
  • Matt King
  • Destin Lasco
  • Josh Matheny
  • Henry McFadden
  • Jake Mitchell
  • Ryan Murphy
  • Baylor Nelson
  • Justin Ress
  • Dare Rose
  • Kieran Smith
  • Joey Tepper
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Barbara Feinthel
Barbara Feinthel
11 months ago

Can anyone identify the man in the back row with a gray beard, hand on hip and looking back at camera? (Blue sneakers)
He looks exactly like a relative of mine!

עידו עייק
עידו עייק
11 months ago

this is yet to be seen , but I believe this is one of the week team USA sent to the world in many many years.

10 months ago

With five Cal swimmers qualifying for the Championships, why is Dave Durden not on the coaching staff?

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