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.
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.
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