2018 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, July 25 – Sunday, July 29, 2018
- William Woollett Aquatics Center, Irvine, CA
- Prelims 9 AM / Finals 6 PM (U.S. Pacific Time)
- Meet website
- Meet information
- Event Order
- Full selection procedures
- Psych Sheet
- SwimSwam Previews Index
- TV Schedule
- Pick ‘Em Contest
- Omega Results
- Live Stream
Day 2 has wrapped, and these U.S. Nationals have been anything but predictable.
Certainly there is still a lot of swimming left to be swum, and a number of athletes will likely change their qualification status over the next three days. But as of now, travel team qualifying has been absolutely brutal on some of USA Swimming’s biggest stars.
As of today, the 2019 Pan American Games team (essentially the USA Swimming “C” team next summer) features Caeleb Dressel, Jack Conger, Zane Grothe, Lia Neal and Melanie Margalis. And the World University Games team (essentially the “B” squad) currently features Townley Haas.
Four new men and six new women added their names to the 2018 Pan Pacs team tonight: Andrew Seliskar, Conor Dwyer, Josh Prenot, Ryan Murphy, Allison Schmitt, Gabby Deloof, Leah Smith, Micah Sumrall, Kathleen Baker and Regan Smith.
In order to start selecting more swimmers to the team, sufficient doubles must be met to make roster space. Here’s how many doubles are needed to reach each priority for each international meet:
|Meet||Roster Size||Priority I||Priority II||Priority III||Priority IV|
|Jr Pan Pacs||20||—||8||22||36|
So far, here is our doubles tally:
- Pan Pacs: 2
- Jr Pan Pacs: 0
- Worlds: 2
- WUGs: 1
- Pan Ams: 1
- Pan Pacs: 1
- Jr Pan Pacs: 0
- Worlds: 1
- WUGs: 0
- Pan Ams: 0
Reminder: we define ‘doubles’ as an athlete already qualified for the team who qualifies in another event. If only priority 1 swimmers have been invited, a swimmer already qualified who hits priority 2 status (say, 2nd place) in another event doesn’t count as a double until there is space for the priority 2 swimmers.
You can find full selection procedures for all five major meets here.
Each meet has its own unique selection criteria, but all break down by priority: priority 1 will be selected first, priority 2 only if there is roster space remaining after that, priority 3 only if there is roster space remaining and so on. Below, we’ll track who’s in line to qualify for what team, moving to lower priorities as sufficient doubles are met.
Bear in mind that these rosters are in flux as the meet moves on. We’ll update daily, but be patient as we work through the intricacies of the criteria.
- Priority 1 is listed in blue
- Priority 2 is listed in red
- Priority 3 is listed in green
- Priority 4 is listed in yellow
- Priority 5 is listed in white
- All 2019 rosters hinge on the results of 2019 Pan Pacs, which affect Worlds selection (and therefore the trickle-down of athletes to World University Games and Pan Ams). Those rosters are listed in italics.