USA Swimming Announces Official 2021-22 National Team Roster, Led by Dressel, Ledecky

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USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming in the United States, today announced its 2021-22 National Team roster presented by Toyota.

Included in the 2021-22 U.S. National Team are:

  • 60 Olympians
  • 57 clubs represented
  • 51 athletes who competed for the U.S. at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
  • 34 first-time U.S. National Team members
  • 32 universities represented
  • 29 states represented
  • 15 athletes from the 2020-2021 U.S. National Junior Team

“We are looking forward to starting the Paris 2024 Quad with such a strong mix of National Team veterans and rookies,” USA Swimming Managing Director of the National Team Lindsay Mintenko said. “We hope to build on our Olympic success in Tokyo and to shift our focus to the Olympic Games Paris 2024 in less than three years.”

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Sandpipers of Nevada’s five athletes makes it the most-represented, non-collegiate club on this year’s USA Swimming National Team roster. The University of Texas and Cal-Berkeley are tied for the highest-attended universities among this year’s roster with 11 current, former and incoming athletes attending each school.

Decorated names such as Nathan Adrian (Bremerton, Wash./California Aquatics/Westside Aquaducks) and Allison Schmitt (Canton, Mich./Sun Devil Swimming) headline the roster with the 14th and 12th National Team selections of their careers, respectively, dating back to 2008. Other decorated talents to make this year’s roster include Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill./Jim Click Team Elite, Inc.), Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md./Nation’s Capital/Alto Swim Club) and Caeleb Dressel (Green Cove Springs, Fla./Gator Swim Club). Grevers is the oldest member of this year’s National Team at age 36.

Among the 34 USA Swimming athletes selected to their first U.S. National Team are Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 gold medalists Lydia Jacoby (Seward, Alaska/Seward Tsunami Swim Club/NLSC), Hunter Armstrong (Dover, Ohio/Ohio State University/CCS), Bowe Becker (Las Vegas, Nev./Sandpipers of Nevada/Minnesota) and Brooks Curry (Dunwoody, Ga./Louisiana State University/Dynamo). Katie Grimes (Las Vegas, Nev./Sandpipers of Nevada) is the youngest athlete on this year’s National Team roster at age 15.

Current members of the U.S. Open Water National Team will hold their distinctions through October 31, 2021. The Open Water National Team currently features 13 athletes based on U.S. representatives at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 10K race and top five finishes at the 2021 Open Water National Championships.

The upcoming  USA Swimming Open Water National Team, which will be active from November 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022, will consist of Haley Anderson (Granite Bay, Calif./Mission Viejo Nadadores), Ashley Twichell (Fayetteville, N.Y./TAC Titans) and Jordan Wilimovsky (Malibu, Calif./Kswim) after they swam the 10K at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The roster will also feature the top five finishers in the 10K at the Las Vegas Open Water Championships Cup, which takes place October 8-10, 2021.

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