While the official 2015 World Championship rosters won’t be finalized by USA Swimming until October 1st, after the completion of Sunday’s swimming at the 2014 Pan Pacs, we can at least tell you who is entitled to the roster spots.
All of the non-Olympic event swimmers, plus the 5th and 6th place swimmers in the 100 and 200 freestyle, have qualified through.
The results of the A finals at U.S. Nationals, plus the A and B finals at Pan Pacs, will be combined, and the top swimmers will go on to Kazan, Russia next summer in the following order:
- Priority 1: Top 4 athletes in 100 and 200 free, top 1 athlete in each Olympic event added to team
- Priority 2: 2nd athlete in each Olympic event added to the team
- Priority 3: Top 1 athlete in each non-Olympic event (50 back/breast/fly, men’s 800 free, women’s 1500 free) added
- Priority 4: 5th athlete in 100 and 200 free added
- Priority 5: 6th athlete in 100 and 200 free added
There’s a lot of caveats to these rules, so below we’ve done our best to boil them down to a simple table.
- A yellow box means a swimmer has earned an individual swim in that event.
- A bright orange box means a swimmer has earned a relay swim in that event.
- All non-Olympic event winners from Nationals have qualified, with spots left to spare.
There’s one tab for men, and one tab for women. Scroll to the right on the tab, and you will see a listing of who’s qualified, to simplify things.