20 Women, 26 Men, Make Up the 2024 US Olympic Pool Swimming Roster

by Robert Gibbs 80

June 23rd, 2024 National, News


With only two finals events tonight, we weren’t expecting to see a huge shakeup in the rosters, and sure enough, only one of the four potential spots went to someone not already on the team.

That lone new qualifier was David Johnston, who secured his first Olympic berth with a 2nd-place finish in the 1500 free. 1st place went to Bobby Finke, who will add that event to the 800 free. Finke’s double ensured that Blake Pieroni, who finished 6th in the 200 free, will make the roster. The US men will take 26 men, the maximum number allowed, to Paris.

Rio 50 free silver medalist Simone Manuel won the 50 free tonight, after having already qualified as part of the 4×100 free team. Gretchen Walsh finished 2nd, meaning she’ll add the 50 free to the 100 fly and the 4×100 free relay.

With a ton of doubles, the US women were able to fill all the selection priorities with only 20 women on the Paris roster.

Now that the week is done, here’s what the USA Paris Olympics pool roster should look like, pending any last minute changes.

Women’s Roster

  1. Katharine Berkoff (100 back)
  2. Phoebe Bacon (200 back)
  3. Erika Connolly (4×100 free relay)
  4. Kate Douglass (100 free, 200 breast, 200 IM)
  5. Erin Gemmell (4×200 free relay)
  6. Katie Grimes (400 IM, 1500 free)
  7. Torri Huske (100 free, 100 fly)
  8. Lilly King (100 breast, 200 breast)
  9. Katie Ledecky (400 free, 200 free, 1500 free, 800 free)*
  10. Paige Madden (4×200 free relay, 400 free, 800 free)
  11. Simone Manuel (4×100 free relay, 50 free)
  12. Anna Peplowski (4×200 free relay)
  13. Alex Shackell (200 fly, 4×200 free relay)
  14. Regan Smith (100 back, 200 fly, 200 back)
  15. Alex Walsh (200 IM)
  16. Gretchen Walsh (100 fly, 4×100 free relay, 50 free)
  17. Claire Weinstein (200 free)
  18. Abbey Weitzeil (4×100 free)
  19. Emma Weber (100 breast)
  20. Emma Weyant (400 IM)

Men’s Roster 

  1. Jack Alexy (100 free)
  2. Hunter Armstrong (4×100 free relay, 100 back)
  3. Shaine Casas (200 IM)
  4. Brooks Curry (4×200 free relay)
  5. Caeleb Dressel (4×100 free relay, 50 free, 100 fly)
  6. Matt Fallon (200 breast)
  7. Nic Fink (100 breast)
  8. Bobby Finke (800 free, 1500 free)
  9. Carson Foster (400 IM, 200 IM)
  10. Chris Guiliano (200 free, 100 free, 50 free)
  11. Ryan Held (4×100 free relay)
  12. Thomas Heilman (200 fly, 100 fly)
  13. Luke Hobson (200 free)
  14. David Johnston (1500 free)
  15. Chase Kalisz (400 IM)
  16. Drew Kibler (4×200 free relay)
  17. Matt King (4×100 free relay)
  18. Keaton Jones (200 back)
  19. Josh Matheny (200 breast)
  20. Ryan Murphy (100 back, 200 back)
  21. Blake Pieroni (4×200 free relay)
  22. Aaron Shackell (400 free)
  23. Kieran Smith (4×200 free relay, 400 free)
  24. Charlie Swanson (100 breast)
  25. Luca Urlando (200 fly)
  26. Luke Whitlock (800 free)

*Ledecky qualified in the individual 200 free, but has already stated that she’s not planning on swimming the event in Paris. Per USA Swimming selection criteria, that won’t change the composition of the roster, but Paige Madden should be afforded the opportunity to swim the individual event, as the next-highest finishing swimmer.

**Events in bold were added today.

***The events in parentheses refer to the events in which each athlete officially qualified for the team. You can expect that the individual swimmers in the 100 and 200 freestyles will also swim the 4×100 free and 4×200 free relays, and the swimmers who qualified in each 100 event will also swim the medley relays.

Thanks to Mark Wild for initially putting these spreadsheets together.

We’ve been providing updates on the Junior Pan Pacific roster, and we’ll do a separate post on that. The official roster isn’t scheduled to be released until July 15th.


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James Chapman
24 days ago

Personally I think the selection process needs a slight adjustment. I have no problem with how the process is handled with the lone exception being in the case of a 6th place tie (for a relay spot), when spots are still available for the team (and within the event), this should not be required to be swum off and both individuals should be afforded the opportunity to make the team. In the case of Catie Deloof and Erika Connelly, they had to swim off for the final spot on the women’s team, despite the fact the women’s team has only 20 of the 26 allotted and more importantly, it also under the maximum of relay only swimmers.

Reply to  James Chapman
24 days ago

The problem with that system is that then coaches are obligated to use both swimmers, and in some/many cases, that’s actually a detriment, because it limits coaches’ flexibility to use the heats to see which swimmers are in better form.

If you take all 7, and the two who tied for 6th place aren’t both in other events, then a coach winds up in a position where they only get to ‘test’ one swimmer, and otherwise have to guess who’s best for the finals relay.

26 days ago

I am happy for all qualifiers, but especially happy for Luca, Carson and Simone.

jim flynn
26 days ago

why do men get more people?

Reply to  jim flynn
26 days ago

“Get” is the wrong perspective. There were fewer doubles among men than women, so there are fewer women but they are each swimming more events on average.

James Beam
26 days ago

How’s that meeting Blake and Nic are having with their HR departments today asking for 3 weeks off? 🙂

26 days ago

So what medal tally you Americans gonna judge on most golds or most medals , or will you adjust half way thru the meet ?

announcers dog
Reply to  kevin
26 days ago

big mad already?

Former swimmer
Reply to  kevin
26 days ago

Only NBC hyped that up. Not team USA.

Not Kevin
Reply to  kevin
26 days ago

The standard measuring unit is freedoms per bald eagle 🦅 (i don’t understand metric)

Noah Fence
Reply to  kevin
25 days ago

We’re actually gonna use t-statistics this time around

200 flyer
26 days ago

I thought I heard that Riley Gaines is going too?

26 days ago

The old guys of the team-Murphy, Dressel, Fink, Held, Kallish, Pieroni will have to mentor the newbies.

Phelps Phan
26 days ago

There are a bunch of Kates/Katies in this Olympic swimming competition!

Reply to  Phelps Phan
26 days ago

There always are. The Tokyo team had 4 Katie’s and one Kate

Phelps Phan
Reply to  Crazycucumber93
26 days ago

Better than a Jennifer or Brittany.

Reply to  Phelps Phan
25 days ago

Or a Karen.

James Chapman
Reply to  Crazycucumber93
24 days ago

Did that include the Catie?

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