USA Swimming Announces Team Heading to World Championships in Budapest

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Members of the 2022 U.S. World Championships team -- Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

USA Swimming Announces Team Heading to World Championships in Budapest

At the conclusion of the U.S. International Team Trials in Greensboro, N.C., USA Swimming announced the group of swimmers that will represent the country at this summer’s FINA World Championships in Budapest. The swimming portion of the meet will be held June 18-25 at the Duna Arena, the same site that hosted the Worlds in 2017.

Highlighting the U.S. roster are Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel. Ledecky earned Trials victories in the 200, 400, 800 and 1500 freestyle, and in her fifth Worlds this year, she will look to add to her collection of 18 World Championships medals, including 15 gold. Dressel will head to his third World Championships after he won the 50 and 100 free and 50 and 100 butterfly this week in Greensboro. Dressel has won 15 World Championship medals between 2017 and 2019, including 13 gold.

The list of Americans qualifying for multiple individual events at World Championships include Lilly King, who swept the breaststroke races at Trials, and Claire Curzan, who will swim at Worlds in the 100 free, 50 and 100 fly and 100 backstroke. Torri Huske will have the 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly on her schedule, while Regan Smith is qualified for the 100 back and 200 fly.

On the men’s side, Michael Andrew will race the 50 free, 50 fly and 50 and 100 breast, Nic Fink will highlight all three breaststroke events, Kieran Smith will lead the way in the 200 and 400 free, Ryan Murphy will swim both backstroke events and Olympic gold medalist Bobby Finke will race in the 800 and 1500 free. The newest world-record holder, Hunter Armstrong, will race in the 50 backstroke as well as the 100 back.

The full roster for the World Championships is available here.

University of Virginia coach Todd DeSorbo was previously announced as the women’s head coach for the World Championships team, and University of Florida coach Anthony Nesty was confirmed to lead the U.S. men. Assistant coaches for this year’s staff include Sandpipers of Nevada coach Ron Aitken, Texas women’s coach Carol Capitani, Ohio State coach Bill Dorenkott, Stanford women’s coach Greg Meehan and legendary Texas men’s coach Eddie Reese.

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Mary Long
9 months ago

Congratulations to all the swimmers and their coaches