USA Swimming Names 115 Member National Team For 2019-20 Season

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Following a 2019 summer highlighted by four international events and 152 medals, USA Swimming today announced the names of 115 swimmers who will be named to the 2019-2020 USA Swimming National Team.

The full USA Swimming National Team roster, which is made up of the nation’s top six swimmers in each individual Olympic event, can be found at: https://www.usaswimming.org/Home/meet-the-team

“In the final summer of preparation before the Olympic Games, the U.S. saw great performances across four very competitive international events as well as the Phillips 66 National Championships,” USA Swimming National Team Managing Director Lindsay Mintenko said. “The depth of our talent across this country, marked by our biggest ever class of first-time National team members, is inspiring and promising as we head into the final and most challenging year of the Olympic Quad.”

The 2019-2020 USA Swimming National Team by the numbers:

  • 115 National Team members (60 men; 55 women)
  • 26 states represented; California leads the way with 16 athletes
  • 60-plus USA Swimming clubs represented; California Aquatics highest-represented club with 12 swimmers
  • 32 medalists from the 2019 FINA World Championships
  • 24 first-time National Team members
  • 12 members of the 2018-19 National Junior Team move up to senior team

Women’s Team

  1. Haley Anderson, 400 free, 10K
  2. Phoebe Bacon, 100 back
  3. Kathleen Baker, 100/200 back, 200 IM
  4. Katharine Berkoff, 100 back
  5. Lisa Bratton, 200 back
  6. Erika Brown, 50/100 free
  7. Katy Campbell, 10K
  8. Mallory Comerford, 100 free
  9. Madisyn Cox, 200 breast, 200/400 IM
  10. Kelsi Dahlia, 100 fly
  11. Gabby DeLoof, 200 free
  12. Kaitlyn Dobler, 100 breast
  13. Katie Drabot, 200 fly
  14. Ella Eastin, 200/400 IM
  15. Emily Escobedo, 200 breast
  16. Hali Flickinger, 200 back, 200 fly
  17. Brooke Forde, 400 IM
  18. Bethany Galat, 100/200 breast
  19. Margo Geer, 50/100 free
  20. Elise Haan, 100 back
  21. Charlotte Hook, 200 fly
  22. Torri Huske, 100 fly
  23. Amanda Kendall, 100 fly
  24. Lilly King, 100/200 breast
  25. Breeja Larson, 100 breast
  26. Annie Lazor, 100/200 breast
  27. Katie Ledecky, 200/400/800/1500 free
  28. Dakota Luther, 200 fly
  29. Becca Mann, 10K
  30. Simone Manuel, 50/100/200 free
  31. Melanie Margalis, 400 free, 100 breast, 200 IM
  32. Ally McHugh, 400/800/1500 free, 400 IM
  33. Katie McLaughlin, 200 free, 100 fly
  34. Kensey McMahon, 1500 free
  35. Kaersten Meitz, 400 free
  36. Hannah Moore, 10K
  37. Lillie Nordmann, 200 fly
  38. Maxine Parker, 50 free
  39. Makayla Sargent, 400 IM
  40. Sierra Schmidt, 800/1500 free
  41. Allison Schmitt, 200 free
  42. Meghan Small, 200 IM
  43. Leah Smith, 200/400/800 free
  44. Regan Smith, 100/200 back, 200 fly
  45. Olivia Smoliga, 100 back
  46. Isabelle Stadden, 200 back
  47. Kendyl Stewart, 100 fly
  48. Erica Sullivan, 800/1500 free, 10K
  49. Micah Sumrall, 200 breast
  50. Aly Tetzloff, 100 fly
  51. Ashley Twichell, 400/800/1500 free, 10K
  52. Alex Walsh, 200 back, 200 IM
  53. Gretchen Walsh, 50/100 free
  54. Abbey Weitzeil, 50/100 free
  55. Emma Weyant, 400 IM

Men’s Team

  1. Andrew Abruzzo, 400, 800 free
  2. Nathan Adrian, 50 free
  3. Nicolas Albiero, 200 fly
  4. Michael Andrew, 50 free,  100 back, 100 breast, 200 IM
  5. Zach Apple, 100 free
  6. Clark Beach, 200 back
  7. Michael Brinegar, 800/1500 free, 10K
  8. Shaine Casas, 100/200 back, 200 IM
  9. Brendan Casey, 10K
  10. Michael Chadwick, 50 free
  11. Jack Conger, 100 fly
  12. David Curtiss, 50 free
  13. Mitch D’Arrigo, 400 free
  14. Abrahm DeVine, 200 IM
  15. Caeleb Dressel, 50/100 free, 100 fly
  16. Dean Farris, 200 free
  17. Nic Fink, 200 breast
  18. Robert Finke, 400/800/1500 free, 400 IM
  19. Ian Finnerty, 100 breast
  20. Brandon Fischer, 100 breast
  21. Carson Foster, 200/400 IM
  22. Brennan Gravley, 10K
  23. Matt Grevers, 100 back
  24. Sean Grieshop, 400 IM
  25. Zane Grothe, 400/800/1500 free, 10K
  26. Townley Haas, 200 free
  27. Zach Harting, 200 fly
  28. Ryan Held, 50/100 free
  29. David Heron,  10K
  30. Tate Jackson, 100 free
  31. Trenton Julian, 200 fly
  32. Chase Kalisz, 200/400 IM
  33. Arik Katz, 1500 free
  34. Austin Katz, 200 back
  35. Eric Knowles, 400 free
  36. Will Licon, 200 breast
  37. Jay Litherland, 400 IM
  38. Ryan Lochte, 200 IM
  39. Josh Matheny, 200 breast
  40. Bryce Mefford, 200 back
  41. Cody Miller, 100/200 breast
  42. Jake Mitchell, 400/800 free
  43. Ryan Murphy, 100/200 back
  44. Nick Norman, 1500 free
  45. Devon Nowicki, 100 breast
  46. Jacob Pebley, 100/200 back
  47. Blake Pieroni, 100/200 free
  48. Josh Prenot, 200 breast
  49. Justin Ress, 100 back
  50. Maxime Rooney, 100 free/100 fly
  51. Jack Saunderson, 100 fly
  52. Andrew Seliskar, 200 free, 100 fly
  53. Tom Shields, 100/200 fly
  54. Miles Smachlo, 200 fly
  55. Kieran Smith, 200 free
  56. Charlie Swanson, 400 IM
  57. Luca Urlando, 200 free/200 fly
  58. Jordan Wilimovsky, 800/1500 free, 10K
  59. Andrew Wilson, 100/200 breast

The 2019-2020 USA Swimming National Team features the top six athletes with the highest World Rankings in individual Olympic Events. Qualifying times come from USA Swimming or FINA sanctioned meets from January 1, 2019 through August 25, 2019.

The 2019-2020 USA Swimming Open Water National Team is comprised of the athletes selected to compete at the 2019 FINA Open Water World Championship, which took place in July in Yeosu, South Korea. Remaining positions were filled based on results from the 2019 USA Swimming 10K National Championships.

Six athletes make the National Team roster in four different events, including distance specialists Ally McHugh (Philadelphia, Pa./Unattached/Wisconsin Aquatics) and Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md./Stanford Swimming/Alto Swim Club). Ledecky, the 2019 800m freestyle world champion, will represent the stars and stripes in the 200-, 400-, 800- and 1500-meter freestyle.

Michael Andrew (Encinitas, Calif./Race Pace Club) also qualified for four events following his 2019 FINA World Championships debut. Andrew is slated for the 50m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke and 200m individual medley.

Gretchen Walsh (Nashville, Tenn./Nashville Aquatic Club) and Carson Foster (Montgomery, Ohio/Mason Manta Rays) headline a surge of young talent on the National Team roster. The talented duo thrived at the 2019 FINA World Junior Championships this past August, as Walsh earned six gold medals to Foster’s three. Both swimmers qualify for this year’s National Team roster in two events –– Walsh in the 50 and 100m freestyle and Foster in the 200 and 400m individual medley.

Gretchen and her sister Alex Walsh as well as Arik and Austin Katz made the roster as siblings.

Three of the 12-open water national team members have already earned their berths on the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team. Haley Anderson (Granite Bay, Calif./Trojan Swim Club), Ashley Twichell (Fayetteville, N.Y./TAC Titans) and Jordan Wilimovsky (Malibu, Calif./Team Santa Monica) all stamped their tickets to Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 with their top-10 finishes at the 2019 FINA Open Water World Championships 10k, in Yeosu, South Korea. This will be the third Olympic appearance for Anderson (2012 and 2016), second for Wilimovsky (2016) and first for Twichell.

Benefits offered to USA Swimming National Team members include travel to USA Swimming TYR Pro Swim Series meets and training camp opportunities. Select athletes are eligible for monthly assistance and elite athlete health insurance.

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14 comments

  1. Rik Parker

    I am so excited for this cycle!!!

  2. Mundo Gomez

    Congrats Wil Licon & Sean Grieshop!! 🙌🙌

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    bob kravutske

    in 12 months many of these great swimmers will have hardwear from toyko……….this is the best year as a fan…….the buildup….the great races……the stars that will be born….good luck to all….being from Mi. go annie lazor and gabbie……

  4. Suzi Minahan

    Kristi Cardoni-Weyant! I’m excited to see what’s next for Emma! Congratulations again!

  5. Holly Chance

    Whooohooo! Super excited for her!🎉

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