USA Swimming Unveils 94 Swimmers on 2023-24 U.S. National Team

Kate Douglass of United States of America competes in the Women's Medley 200m Semifinal during the 20th World Aquatics Championships at the Marine Messe Hall A in Fukuoka (Japan), July 23rd, 2023.
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USA Swimming Unveils 94 Swimmers on 2023-24 U.S. National Team

USA Swimming on Monday unveiled the 94 swimmers on the 2023-24 U.S. National Team.

The team is sponsored by Toyota. It includes 27 first-timers. Kate Douglass leads the way by qualifying for the team in six events, while Katie Ledecky and Regan Smith were each selected in five events. Seven swimmers qualified for the squad in four events.

The full 2023-24 U.S. National Team roster is here.

Team members are selected based on times at sanctioned competitions between Jan. 1, 2023 and Sept. 9. The team comprises the top six fastest in each individual Olympic event. (Full selection criteria is here.)

The average age of the team is 21.7 years old. Among the newcomers to the roster are World Championships team members Jack Alexy, Chris Giuliano, Thomas Heilman, Josh Matheny and Alex Shackell. Many of the standouts of the recent World Aquatics Championships, including Kayla Han and Maximus Williamson, are represented. Nineteen of the 27 newcomers are on the men’s side.


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“The 2023-24 National Team roster truly showcases the depth of American swimming,” USA Swimming National Team Managing Director Lindsay Mintenko said in a USA Swimming press release. “A young group of emerging swimmers will learn from veteran leaders as the athletes prepare for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Swimming and the Olympic Games next summer.”

Douglass qualified in four different disciplines – the 50 and 100 free, 100 and 200 breast, 100 fly and 200 IM. Ledecky is on there in the 400 IM as well as four freestyle events. Smith is there in both backstroke events, both IM events and the 200 IM.

Among the four-event qualifiers is Torri Huske in three disciplines (50 and 100 free, 100 fly, 200 IM). Two of the four-event swimmers, Katie Grimes and Claire Weinstein, were also named to the Open Water National Team in May.

The lone men to qualify in four events are Carson Foster (200 free, 200 fly, 200 IM, 400 IM) and Destin Lasco (100 free, 100 back, 200 back, 200 IM). Leah Smith is the sixth swimmer to qualify in four events this year.

The 2023-24 U.S. National Team includes representatives of 45 USA Swimming clubs and 22 states. Included are six current world record holders and 12 American record holders (all long-course meters).

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