2015 U.S. Worlds Team Qualifiers: All Non-Olympic Swimmers Qualify After Pan Pacs

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.

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Lazy Observer
6 years ago

Looking at this list, I have to first say kudos to Missy. I realize people haven’t been thrilled with her lately, but she still qualified for 4 individual races next year.

Interesting too to note that on the men’s side only Phelps and Clary are qualified for more than 2 individual races (3 each). Not bad for a race car driver and a retiree.

Question: wouldn’t Katie L. be swimming the 1500 at Worlds? Or is there a rule here I don’t understand?

Reply to  Lazy Observer
6 years ago

I believe for ALL Non-Olympic Events, the only qualifying meet is US Nationals.

…Which makes sense for the 50 strokes, because those weren’t competed at Pan Pacs. It seems to be an oversight by USA Swimming, because the women’s 1500 WAS, in fact, competed at Pan Pacs.
Katy Campbell had a great swim, but she is one lucky duck to get onto that team.

6 years ago

That isn’t Brendan McHugh in the photo.

6 years ago

Haha that’s sam mchugh not Brendan mchugh. Great swimmer but it might be a few years before he makes worlds

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