as determined by USASwimming.org’s world rankings from January 1, 2019 through August 25, 2019
Rankings will be pulled from the FINA site on September 3 (giving swimmers a chance to make sure their time is included in the database)
Prelims, semifinals and finals (A, B, C and D) from all USA Swimming or FINA sanctioned meets were eligible
Relay leadoffs, time trials, swim-offs and intermediate splits were not eligible
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.
Twenty-six states are represented on the team and California leads the way with 16 athletes; 12 of those athletes represent Cal, which has the most athletes on the team of any club. More than 60 USA Swimming Clubs are represented in all. 24 swimmers made their first US National team; 12 of those are junior swimmers who moved up from the 2018-2019 U.S. National Junior Team.
The full roster is listed below. Click here to view the official women’s roster with affiliated coaches and clubs; click here for men.
Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.