USA Swimming confirms 41 swimmers for 2022 World Championships

USA Swimming has confirmed a roster of 41 athletes in pool swimming for the 2022 World Aquatic Championships, with 21 women and 20 men traveling to Budapest to represent the Stars & Stripes.

This is the smallest American team for a first long course international meeting in a while. The 2019 World Championships roster, for example, had 22 women and 24 men. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic roster had 50 pool swimmers, although there are fewer events at the Olympics (37) than at the World Championships (42).

The United States has topped the medal table in each of the last 9 World Aquatics Championship competitions, and while this year’s roster features many new faces, we don’t expect that to change: the countries with the second most medals in 2019, Australia, will be at capacity without stars like Emma McKeon, Kyle Chalmers and Ariarne Titmus, and the country with the third most medals in total in 2019, Russia, has been banned from competition after invading neighboring Ukraine.

USA has yet to confirm who will get second place in most of the 50s, although SwimSwam’s Robert Gibbs has compiled a list of those who should qualify for those spots. USA Swimming also retained its confusing tradition of listing relay entries for some athletes but not others. Who actually swims in the relay at the World Championships is always the final decision of the coaches, with the exception of 6 swimmers who do not have individual entries and are therefore required to swim in the relay: Mallory Comerford, Nathalie Hinds, bella simsCoby Carrozza, Ryan heldand justin ress.

As is often the case after the Olympics, this year’s roster saw a youthful movement. The team will have 7 teenage girls on the women’s team this year, and no swimmers on either team in their thirties: the oldest athlete on the team is Nick Finkjust before his 29th birthday.

The pool swimming portion of the World Aquatics Championships will take place June 18-25 at the Danube Arena in Budapest, Hungary.

Notes on the team

  • Squad size: 41 (21 women, 20 men)
  • Youngest athlete*: Claire Weinstein – 15 years, three months and 17 days
  • Oldest athlete*: Nick Fink – 28 years, 11 months and 15 days
  • Average age of the men’s team*: 23 years old
  • Average age of the women’s team*: 21 years old
  • Most Represented State of Origin: California, five athletes
  • Total number of clubs represented: 36
  • Total number of universities represented: 15
  • First-time speakers at the FINA World Championships (LCM): 28
  • Athlete qualified in most individual events: Four athletes tied with four events – Michael Andre, Claire Curzan, Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky

*Age at the start of the FINA World Championships on June 18.

List of FINA World Championships 2022 [image]
Women
name Age Events) Hometown club University Affiliation*
Phoebe Bacon 19 200 BK Chevy Chase, MD. National Capital Swim Club/Wisconsin Aquatics Wisconsin, ’24
Catherine Berkoff 21 50 BK Missoula, Mt. Missoula Aquatic Club / North Carolina State North Carolina State, ’23
Erika Brown 23 50 FR; 4×100 FR-R Modesto, California. Tennessee Water Sports Tennessee, ’20
Mallory Comerford 24 4×100 FR-R Kalamazoo, Mich. aquatic cardinals Louisville, ’19
Claire Curzan 17 100 FR; 50/100 FL; 100 BK Cary, North Carolina TAC Titans ^ Stanford, ’26
kate douglas 20 200 BR; 4×100 FR-R Pelham, NY University of Virginia Virginia, ’23
Hali Glitter 27 200 FL; 4×200 FR-R York, Pa. sun, devil, swimming Georgia, ’17
Katie Grimes 16 1500 FR; 400 MI Las Vegas, Nevada Nevada sandpipers N / A
Lea Hayes 16 200 MI Sugar Grove, Ill. Fox Valley Park District Riptides N / A
Nathalie Hinds 28 4×100 FR-R Midland, TX Gator Swim Club Florida, ’16
Torri Huske 19 50/100 FR; 100 FL Arlington, Virginia. Stanford University Stanford, ’25
Lilly King 25 50/100/200 BR Evansville, Ind. Newburgh Sea Creatures / Greater Evansville Aquatic Team Indiana, ’19
Annie Lazor 27 100 BR Beverly Hills, Mich. Indiana Swim Club/Mission Viejo Nadadores Ohio State/Auburn, ’16
Katie Ledecky 25 200/400/800/1500 FR Bethesda, MD. Nation’s Capital/Gator Swim Club Stanford, ’20
bella sims 17 4×200 FR-R Las Vegas, Nevada Nevada sandpipers N / A
Leah Smith 27 400/800 FR; 4×200 FR-R Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Aquatic Longhorn Virginia, ’17
Regan Smith 20 100BK; 200 FL Lakeville, Minn. Stanford University Stanford, ’25
Alex Walch 20 200 MI; 4×200 FR-R Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville Aquatic Club/University of Virginia Virginia, ’24
Claire Weinstein 15 200 FR Port Jefferson, New York Nevada sandpipers N / A
Emma Weyant 20 400 MI Sarasota, Florida. Sarasota Sharks Virginia, ’25
Rhyan White 22 200 BK Herriman, UT University of Alabama/WFFM Alabama, ’22
Men
name Age Events) Hometown club University Affiliation*
Michael Andre 23 50FR; 50/100BR; 100 FL Encinitas, California. MA Swimming Academy N / A
Hunter Armstrong 21 50/100 BLACK; 4×100 FR-R Dover, Ohio The Ohio State University Ohio State, ’24
Coby Carrozza 21 4×200 FR-R Austin, TX University of Texas Texas, ’24
Shaine Casas 22 200 BK McAllen, TX Aquatic Longhorn N / A
Charlie Clark 20 800/1500 FR Sandusky, Ohio Ohio State University/Vacationland Swim Club Ohio State, ’24
Brooks Curry 21 100 FR Atlanta, Ga. Louisiana State University USL, ’23
Caeleb Dressel 25 50/100 FR; 50/100 FL Green Cove Springs, Florida. Gator Swim Club Florida, ’18
Nick Fink 28 100/200 BR Morristown, New Jersey Metro Atlantic Aquatic Club Georgia, ’15
Bobby Fink 22 800/1500 FR Clearwater, Florida. Gator Swim Club Florida, ’22
Carson Foster 20 200/400 IM; 4×200 FR-R Cincinnati, Ohio University of Texas / Mason Manta Rays Texas, ’24
Trey Freeman 22 FR 400; 4×200 FR-R Emigration Canyon, Utah University of Florida/Baylor Swim Club Florida, ’23
Ryan held 26 4×100 FR-R Springfield, Ill. NYAC/Sun Devil Swimming North Carolina State, ’18
Julian Trenton 23 200 FL; 4×200 FR-R Glendale, California. Aquatic Rose Bowl Cal Berkeley, ’21
Hunt Kalisz 28 200/400 MI Baltimore, Maryland Athens Bulldog Swimming Club Georgia, ’17
Drew Kibler 22 200 FR; 4×100 FR-R Carmel, Ind. University of Texas Texas, ’22
ryan murphy 26 100/200 BK Ponte Vedra Beach, California. California Watersports Cal Berkeley, ’17
justin ress 24 4×100 FR-R Cary, North Carolina Wolfpack Elite North Carolina State, ’15
Kieran Smith 22 200/400 FR Ridgefield, Conn. Ridgefield Aquatic Club / University of Florida Florida, ’22
Charlie Swanson 24 200 BR Richmond, Virginia. club wolverine Michigan, ’21
Luca Urlando 20 200 FL Sacramento, California. University of Georgia/DART Swimming – Davis Georgia, ’24