2019-2020 US National Team Qualifying Closes: Projected Roster Here

Throughout the summer, we’ve been tracking the top 6 American swimmers in each Olympic event – those in line to make the 2019-2020 U.S. National Team. Qualifying closed as of Sunday, and although the team isn’t officially selected until early September, we can project the top 6 in each event over the qualifying period.


Here’s a look at how the 2019-2020 U.S. National Team will be selected. You can see the full criteria here.

  • Top 6 athletes in each individual Olympic event
    • as determined by FINA.org’s World Rankings from January 1, 2019 through August 25, 2019
    • Rankings will be pulled from the FINA site on September 3 (giving swimmers a chance to make sure their time is included in the database)
  • Prelims, semifinals and finals (A, B, C and D) from all USA Swimming or FINA sanctioned meets are eligible
  • Relay leadoffs, time trials, swim-offs and intermediate splits are not eligible

Note: we did our best to pull out the top 6 swimmers over the qualifying period while factoring out time trials and relay leadoffs, but it’s possible we missed a swim or two here. If you notice one, please let us know in the comments and we will update accordingly. Just don’t bring up Regan Smith‘s medley relay leadoff or so help me God, I will pull this car over.

Projected National Team

Note that these are the projected members, but the roster is not officially selected until September 3. Time changes in the FINA database or other changes in eligibility could still affect this roster.


50 free
Simone Manuel 24.05
Abbey Weitzeil 24.47
Gretchen Walsh 24.71
Erika Brown 24.71
Maxine Parker 24.75
Margo Geer 24.78
100 free
Simone Manuel 52.04
Mallory Comerford 53.10
Abbey Weitzeil 53.18
Gretchen Walsh 53.74
Margo Geer 54.09
Erika Brown 54.13
200 free
Katie Ledecky 1:55.78
Katie McLaughlin 1:56.48
Allison Schmitt 1:56.97
Simone Manuel 1:57.24
Leah Smith 1:57.40
Gabby DeLoof 1:57.62
400 free
Katie Ledecky 3:59.28
Leah Smith 4:01.29
Kaersten Meitz 4:05.80
Melanie Margalis 4:06.35
Ally McHugh 4:07.08
Haley Anderson 4:07.77
Ashley Twichell 4:07.77
800 free
Katie Ledecky 8:10.70
Leah Smith 8:16.33
Ally McHugh 8:26.04
Erica Sullivan 8:26.13
Sierra Schmidt 8:27.13
Ashley Twichell 8:27.36
1500 free
Katie Ledecky 15:45.59
Ashley Twichell 15:54.19
Erica Sullivan 15:55.25
Ally McHugh 16:05.98
Kensey McMahon 16:09.80
Sierra Schmidt 16:10.12
100 back
Regan Smith 58.45
Olivia Smoliga 58.73
Kathleen Baker 59.03
Katharine Berkoff 59.29
Phoebe Bacon 59.47
Elise Haan 59.62
200 back
Regan Smith 2:03.35
Lisa Bratton 2:07.91
Kathleen Baker 2:08.08
Alex Walsh 2:08.30
Hali Flickinger 2:08.36
Isabelle Stadden 2:08.39
100 breast
Lilly King 1:04.93
Annie Lazor 1:06.03
Breeja Larson 1:06.78
Kaitlyn Dobler 1:06.97
Bethany Galat 1:07.13
Melanie Margalis 1:07.20
200 breast
Annie Lazor 2:20.77
Lilly King 2:21.39
Bethany Galat 2:21.84
Emily Escobedo 2:22.87
Madisyn Cox 2:23.84
Micah Sumrall 2:23.88
100 fly
Kelsi Dahlia 57.06
Katie McLaughlin 57.23
Kendyl Stewart 57.51
Amanda Kendall 57.51
Aly Tetzloff 57.70
Torri Huske 57.71
200 fly
Hali Flickinger 2:05.96
Katie Drabot 2:06.59
Regan Smith 2:07.26
Lillie Nordmann 2:07.43
Dakota Luther 2:07.76
Charlotte Hook 2:07.87
200 IM
Melanie Margalis 2:08.91
Madisyn Cox 2:10.00
Kathleen Baker 2:10.65
Ella Eastin 2:10.72
Alex Walsh 2:11.24
Meghan Small 2:11.36
400 IM
Emma Weyant 4:35.47
Brooke Forde 4:36.06
Ella Eastin 4:37.18
Madisyn Cox 4:37.23
Makayla Sargent 4:37.95
Ally McHugh 4:38.32


50 free
Caeleb Dressel 21.04
Michael Andrew 21.62
Ryan Held 21.87
Nathan Adrian 21.87
Michael Chadwick 21.95
David Curtiss 21.95
100 free
Caeleb Dressel 46.96
Ryan Held 47.39
Maxime Rooney 47.61
Blake Pieroni 47.87
Tate Jackson 47.88
Zach Apple 48.01
200 free
Kieran Smith 1:46.21
Townley Haas 1:46.37
Dean Farris 1:46.45
Luca Urlando 1:46.51
Blake Pieroni 1:46.62
Andrew Seliksar 1:46.74
400 free
Zane Grothe 3:45.78
Jake Mitchell 3:47.95
Bobby Finke 3:48.17
Eric Knowles 3:48.34
Mitch D’Arrigo 3:48.39
Andrew Abruzzo 3:48.41
800 free
Bobby Finke 7:47.58
Zane Grothe 7:50.14
Jordan Wilimovsky 7:53.11
Michael Brinegar 7:54.56
Andrew Abruzzo 7:54.70
Jake Mitchell 7:54.70
1500 free
Bobby Finke 14:51.15
Zane Grothe 14:56.10
Jordan Wilimovsky 14:59.94
Michael Brinegar 15:00.82
Arik Katz 15:05.93
Nick Norman 15:09.29
100 back
Ryan Murphy 52.44
Shaine Casas 52.72
Matt Grevers 52.82
Michael Andrew 53.40
Jacob Pebley 53.40
Justin Ress 53.47
200 back
Ryan Murphy 1:54.12
Austin Katz 1:55.57
Shaine Casas 1:55.79
Jacob Pebley 1:56.35
Clark Beach 1:57.14
Bryce Mefford 1:57.39
100 breast
Andrew Wilson 58.93
Cody Miller 59.24
Ian Finnerty 59.49
Michael Andrew 59.52
Devon Nowicki 59.69
Brandon Fischer 59.86
200 breast
Will Licon 2:07.62
Andrew Wilson 2:07.77
Nic Fink 2:08.16
Josh Prenot 2:08.77
Cody Miller 2:08.98
Josh Matheny 2:09.40
100 fly
Caeleb Dressel 49.50
Maxime Rooney 50.68
Jack Conger 51.21
Andrew Seliskar 51.34
Jack Saunderson 51.36
Tom Shields 51.59
200 fly
Luca Urlando 1:53.84
Zach Harting 1:55.26
Miles Smachlo 1:55.94
Nicolas Albiero 1:56.05
Trenton Julian 1:56.09
Tom Shields 1:56.12
200 IM
Chase Kalisz 1:56.78
Michael Andrew 1:57.49
Abrahm DeVine 1:57.66
Ryan Lochte 1:57.76
Carson Foster 1:58.46
Shaine Casas 1:58.83
400 IM
Jay Litherland 4:09.22
Charlie Swanson 4:11.46
Bobby Finke 4:13.15
Carson Foster 4:13.39
Chase Kalisz 4:13.45
Sean Grieshop 4:13.90

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3 years ago

well at least I finally know one person.

3 years ago

Gretchen Walsh to save our 400 free relay in Tokyo!

Reply to  SwimKnight
3 years ago

World championship times in Korea for the 400 free relay .
This is the margin Team Usa needs to work on :
Australia finished in 3.30.21 / Team Usa 3.31.02 .
Gretchen would well be the missing link to clean those 80 hundreds of a second off …..

3 years ago

Anyone know what Cordes is doing?

Reply to  Myshkin
3 years ago

Well. Not going very fast for him is an obvious start.

3 years ago

Wow! Women’s 200IM is certainly improving, not just in the US but across the world. I really thought Justina Kozan’s 2:11 from Jr. Worlds would make the team!

3 years ago

Can we not kill Braden or Jared guys they’re gonna have a heart attack from all the people asking about Regan Smith

Reply to  hzmusicstand
3 years ago


3 years ago

where can we post a petition to take out cody miller from the team? I say no cheats allowed in the US National Team.

Silent Observer
Reply to  jesi
3 years ago

Give it a rest. For everyone’s sake. There are bigger fish to catch *cough Sun cough*

Reply to  Silent Observer
3 years ago

nah. drug cheats, breaststroke cheats- theyre all the same to me. both done maliciously and with intent

Reply to  jesi
3 years ago

you can be happy to know that he will not qualify for monthly stipends. but, you will unhappy to know that my HelloFresh delivery and Manscaper will pay him handsomely

Reply to  phillymark
3 years ago

LOL! I guess hellofresh and manscaper supports cheats then

Siphiwe Baleka
Reply to  jesi
3 years ago

Apparently you never swam because if you did, you would understand that getting DQ’d is part of the sport, and not everyone that get’s DQ’d is trying to cheat. Lilly King recently got DQ’d, but no one is saying that she is trying to cheat. It says more about you than it does Cody Miller that you feel so strongly about him. Is he struggling with this aspect of his technique? Clearly. Does this struggling mean there is something wrong with Cody’s moral compass and ethics? Of course not. IF you were a serious world class swimmer or you knew Cody (I’ve met him before and swam next to him at TYR Pro) then you would not be speculating on… Read more »

Reply to  Siphiwe Baleka
3 years ago

I don’t understand the ‘he’s a cheater’ narrative. There are plenty of infractions and penalties that occur in all sports and ppl aren’t labelled cheaters simply for a yellow chart, false start or pass interference.

Reply to  PhillyMark
3 years ago

Yellow card

Reply to  Siphiwe Baleka
3 years ago

hey! dont you dare put lilly king in the same level as cody miller! lilly king had a miscalculation on her turn, and she only got dqed once for it. cody miller on the other hand has been doing this intentionally to become faster. he got disqualified so many times for it, yet he still never changed it. lilly king made a mistake, cody miller cheats. period

3 years ago

How Jared is going to react when the next person says “Regan Smith”


3 years ago


Time to put in the work bro. #57.95

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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