2017 U.S. Worlds Trials: Day 5 Final World Champs Rosters

2017 U.S. NATIONALS/WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TRIALS

 

Team USA will take 24 men and 21 women to Budapest next month for the 2017 World Championships.

While we’re still waiting for the official announcement from USA Swimming (we don’t know for sure if anyone may have declined events), this is what the team should look like.

Remember that the 2nd slot for the stroke 50s goes to the winner of that stroke’s 100, but in cases where that’s same person (most of them), our understanding is that the 2nd slot will go the person on the team with the highest world ranking in the stroke 50.  The 2nd slot in the women’s 1500 goes to the winner of the 800, while the 2nd slot in the men’s 800 goes to whoever has the highest ranking in the 400 or the 1500.

WOMEN’S ROSTER

Hali Flickinger — 200 fly
Mallory Comerford — 100 free, 4×100 free relay, 4×200 free relay
Simone Manuel — 100 free, 4×100 free relay, 4×200 free relay, 50 free
Lia Neal — 4×100 free relay
Kelsi Worrell — 50 fly, 100 fly, 4×100 free relay
Katie Ledecky — 200 free, 400 free, 800 free, 4×100 free relay, 4×200 free relay, 1500 free
Kathleen Baker — 100 back, 200 back, 50 back
Leah Smith — 200 free, 400 free, 800 free, 400 IM, 4×200 free relay, 1500 free
Melanie Margalis — 4×200 free relay, 200 IM
Lilly King — 50 breast, 100 breast, 200 breast
Dakota Luther — 200 fly
Bethany Galat — 200 breast
Regan Smith — 200 back
Elizabeth Beisel — 400 IM
Sarah Gibson — 100 fly, 50 fly
Katie Meili — 100 breast, 50 breast
Olivia Smoliga — 100 back, 4×100 free relay
Madisyn Cox — 200 IM
Abbey Weitzeil – 50 free
Hannah Stevens — 50 back
Cierra Runge — 4×200 free relay

MEN’S ROSTER

Jack Conger — 200 fly
Nathan Adrian — 100 free, 4×100 free relay, 50 free
Caeleb Dressel— 50 fly, 100 fly, 100 free, 50 free, 4×100 free relay, 4×200 free relay
Townley Haas — 200 free, 4×100 free relay, 4×200 free relay
Zach Apple — 4×100 free relay
True Sweetser — 1500 free
Blake Pieroni — 200 free, 4×100 free relay, 4×200 free relay
Conor Dwyer — 4×200 free relay
Kevin Cordes — 50 breast, 100 breast, 200 breast
Ryan Murphy — 100 back, 200 back
Zane Grothe — 400 free, 800 free, 4×200 free relay
Chase Kalisz — 400 IM, 200 IM
Matt Grevers — 100 back, 50 back
Pace Clark— 200 fly
Robert Finke — 1500 free
Nic Fink — 200 breast
Jacob Pebley — 200 back
Jay Litherland — 400 IM
Tim Phillips — 100 fly, 50 fly
Clark Smith — 400 free, 800 free, 4×200 free relay
Cody Miller — 100 breast, 50 breast
Abrahm Devine — 200 IM
Justin Ress — 50 back
Michael Chadwick — 4×100 free relay

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Coach mary
5 years ago

Now that 50’s have been added to upcoming Olympics USA can take these events seriously!

Rice
Reply to  Coach mary
5 years ago

Have they? As far as I know the only events added are the men’s800free women’s1500free and the mixed4x100IM relay

Joel Lin
5 years ago

It is a huge plus for the men’s team to have Matt Grevers. He’s such a huge personality & leader for the group.

MichaelTran
5 years ago

Men’s swimmer of the meet:
1. Caeleb Dressel
2. Kevin Cordes
3. Chase Kelisz
Men’s performances of the meet:
1. Kevin Cordes 200m breast
2. Caeleb Dressel 100m fly
3. Kevin Cordes 100m breast
4. Chase Kasliz 400mIM
5. Justin Ress 50m back

Women’s swimmer of the meet
1. Katie Ledecky
2. Lilly King
3. Kathleen Baker
Women’s performances of the meet:
1. Kathleen Baker 100m back
2. Katie Ledecky 400m free
3. Lily King 100m breast
4. Kathleen Baker 200m back
5. Leah Smith 400mIM

Men’s races of the meet:
1. 100m free final
2. 200m breast final
3. 200m IM final
Women’s races of the meet
1. 400m IM final
2. 100m fly final
3. 100m free final

Rice
Reply to  MichaelTran
5 years ago

I’m looking forward to that men’s 200breast final, the amount of people constantly breaking 2:08 is insane

Ryan
Reply to  MichaelTran
5 years ago

Leah Smith? A fantastic meet out of her!

Dee
5 years ago

I’d say US women look good for medals in most races – 50/100/200fl will be tough competition and I see 1 medal most likely. Both IMs will be too, with 2 chances of minor medals. 50/100br look like very safe medals, possibly 2 in both. 200br looks a lot tougher and I dont see a USA medal personally – But a minor medal is again a real chance. 100/200 back look like great medal prospects, again in play for gold. 50 will be tough – I’d fancy the Chinese girls, the Aussie Barratt, Medeiros, Davies etc over the US girls. 50-1500 free very like medals, 4 of them almost certain gold.

Men look good 50-200 free: too much talent… Read more »

Rafael
Reply to  Dee
5 years ago

Milak probably won’t but will go for 100. Cseh and kenderesi on 200. Today is 100 final at jr European. Will Milak go sub 51?

Years of Plain Suck
5 years ago

Congrats to Stanford Men’s coaches Ted Knapp and Jeff Kostoff. This is the first time in many years that TWO CURRENT Stanford swimmers (as opposed to post-grads) have made the US Olympic or Worlds team. Congrats to Sweetser and Devine as well. Let the rebuilding continue!

Baker-King-Vollmer-Manuel
5 years ago

2016 United States Olympic Trials (swimming)
Departures – Women
Adams – retirement
DiRado – retirement
Franklin – double shoulder surgery
Hannis – failed qualification
Schmitt – retirement
Vollmer – maternity leave
Weir – failed qualification

Klorn8d
5 years ago

If Leah smith makes finals in all of her events the. She will be swimming 5500 meters in Budapest. That’s insane

Prickle
Reply to  Klorn8d
5 years ago

The only questionable final is 200 free. At this distance we definitely have 6 swimmers that will be ahead of her. And she will have 1500 final – 200 semi double. Nevertheless I think she will go for all of them. Why do I think so? Because she is a professional now. And in the situation when in no way she gets gold medal at any of her races but 4×200 relay it will be more important for that business to make 6 finals and win some medals in some of them. It will be a great feat. Plus if she makes under 4min on Day 1she will get the same attention as Sjostrom and Ledecky.

Dee
Reply to  Klorn8d
5 years ago

Startling – I remember Hannah Miley swimming 4000+ at Commonwealths, with the luxury of a few slower heats once. Think it was 400/800fr, 200/400im, 200br, 200fl, 4x200fr off the top of my head. Blew my mind.

So 5000+ is just sickening ???

Baker-King-Vollmer-Manuel
Reply to  Dee
5 years ago

2015 FINA World Championships (Kazan, Russia)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7I86zZ27N0

Prickle
Reply to  Baker-King-Vollmer-Manuel
5 years ago

She looks so fresh, young and happy at her 18. One year completely dedicated to Olympic Games, one year of first independent life in college and we have a different mature looking and behaving person.

Prickle
5 years ago

Two swimmers cover 8 places from 200 through 1500. It isn’t an indicator of well developed world class competition among American freestylers.

Jeff
Reply to  Prickle
5 years ago

One is the GOAT

Baker-King-Vollmer-Manuel
Reply to  Prickle
5 years ago

2016-2017 TYR World Rankings
400 m free – Ledecky #1, Smith #3
800 m free – Ledecky #1, Smith #2
1500 m free – Ledecky #1, Smith #2

Baker-King-Vollmer-Manuel
Reply to  Prickle
5 years ago

You should be grateful that Katie Ledecky has remained healthy unlike Missy Franklin.

Prickle
Reply to  Baker-King-Vollmer-Manuel
5 years ago

Sorry. Didn’t get your point?

Baker-King-Vollmer-Manuel
Reply to  Prickle
5 years ago

After the 2012 London Olympics, Missy Franklin was suppose to be face of USA Swimming especially with the “Phelps retirement”.

Prickle
Reply to  Baker-King-Vollmer-Manuel
5 years ago

@BAKER-KING-VOLLMER-MANUEL:
I don’t know who made such supposition about Franklin. In 2012 she set incredible world record at 200BK. She easily fit all American successful relays. And that was it.
At the same time another American girl at age 15 set similar by magnitude world record showing overwhelming dominance (4sec over silver medalist) at 800free. Next year (The most successful of Franklin) Ledecky was the best swimmer of World Championships in Barcelona.
But my original point was made about something completely different.
Yes, Ledecky is super talent who is world level compatible from 100 up and who is dominant in current competition from 200 through 1500. But if another swimmer who is 3sec slower at 200,… Read more »

BAKER-KING-VOLLMER-MANUEL
Reply to  Prickle
5 years ago

Oh really?

Missy Franklin swam the following events at the 2012 London Olympics:

100 free, 200 free, 100 fly, 200 fly, 4 x 100 free relay, 4 x 200 free relay, 4 x 100 medley relay

Note the participation in the 200 free at the 2012 London Olympics. Note the contributions of the women on the 4 x 200 free relay at the 2016 Rio Olympics:

Final
Allison Schmitt – retired, Maya DiRado – retired

Heats
Allison Schmitt – retired, Missy Franklin – double shoulder surgery

Furthermore, Dana Vollmer swam the 4 x 200 free relay at the 2012 London Olympics and Dana Vollmer is currently on maternity leave.

Swimmer
Reply to  BAKER-KING-VOLLMER-MANUEL
5 years ago

Fly? Don’t you mean back

BAKER-KING-VOLLMER-MANUEL
Reply to  Prickle
5 years ago

Concern yourself with bigger issues. When was the last time the USA won a medal in the women’s 200 meter butterfly at the Summer Olympic Games?

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