2022 U.S. Trials: Official SwimSwam Preview Index


As we descend upon the 2022 U.S. International Team Trials, you can keep up with all of SwimSwam’s previews and picks with our official preview index below.

We’ve included the swimmer picks for spots that are projected to earn World Championship qualification, that is, top two in each individual Olympic event, top six in the 100 and 200 free events (for relay purposes), and only the top spot in the stroke 50s.

Put your knowledge to the test by entering SwimSwam’s Official Pick ‘Em Contest here.

The 2022 International Team Trials kick off on Tuesday, April 26 and run through Saturday, April 30 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Women’s Events

Event 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
50 free Abbey Weitzeil Kate Douglass
100 free Abbey Weitzeil Claire Curzan Gretchen Walsh Torri Huske Kate Douglass Natalie Hinds
200 free Katie Ledecky Paige Madden Bella Sims Leah Smith Erin Gemmell Torri Huske
400 free Katie Ledecky Paige Madden
800 free Katie Ledecky Katie Grimes
1500 free Katie Ledecky Katie Grimes
50 back Katharine Berkoff
100 back Regan Smith Katharine Berkoff
200 back Regan Smith Phoebe Bacon
50 breast Lilly King
100 breast Lilly King Lydia Jacoby
200 breast Annie Lazor Lilly King
50 fly Kelsi Dahlia
100 fly Claire Curzan Kate Douglass
200 fly Hali Flickinger Regan Smith
200 IM Alex Walsh Kate Douglass
400 IM Hali Flickinger Melanie Margalis

Men’s Events

Event 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
50 free Caeleb Dressel Michael Andrew
100 free Caeleb Dressel Brooks Curry Ryan Held Drew Kibler Zach Apple Jack Alexy
200 free Kieran Smith Drew Kibler Luca Urlando Carson Foster Zach Apple Caeleb Dressel
400 free Kieran Smith Carson Foster
800 free Bobby Finke Charlie Clark
1500 free Bobby Finke Charlie Clark
50 back Justin Ress
100 back Ryan Murphy Shaine Casas
200 back Ryan Murphy Shaine Casas
50 breast Michael Andrew
100 breast Michael Andrew Nic Fink
200 breast Nic Fink Will Licon
50 fly Caeleb Dressel
100 fly Caeleb Dressel Michael Andrew
200 fly Luca Urlando Zach Harting
200 IM Chase Kalisz Carson Foster
400 IM Chase Kalisz Carson Foster

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Zyzz brah
1 year ago

Shaine takes Carson in the 200 IM easy

Reply to  Zyzz brah
1 year ago

If he swims it. Seems like shaine doesn’t want to swim the 200 Im

1 year ago

Will this be televised, anyone know?

1 year ago

My Over / Under


50m  – 24.17
100m  – 53.05
200m  – 1:54.0
400m  – 3.59.5
800m  – 8.15.0
1500m – 15:34.0

50m  – 27.65
100m  – 58.05
200m  – 2:06.20

50m  – 29.85
100m  – 1:04.89
200m  – 2:21.05

50m  – 25.70
100m  – 56.02
200m  – 2:05.9

200m  – 2:06.35
400m  – 4:33.85


50m  – 22.35
100m  – 47.25
200m  – 1:45.0
400m  – 3:44.4
800m  – 7:43.2
1500m – 14:40.3

50m  – 24.55
100m  – 52.35
200m  – 1:54.4

50m  – 27.00
100m  – 58.45
200m  – 2:07.82

50m  – 22.80
100m  – 49.95
200m  – 1:53.50

200m  – 1.53.75
400m  – 4:11.0

Wanna Sprite?
Reply to  Stephen
1 year ago

Is that a typo for the 2im?

Wave 1.5 Qualifier
Reply to  Stephen
1 year ago

Here’s where I stopped reading:

50m  – 22.35″

Sherry Smit
Reply to  Stephen
1 year ago

Backstroke on the women’s side tends to be much slower at trials than at International Meet. Regan Smith was expected by many to go 57.2-57.5 and ended up going 58.3 in 2021. White also was 58.4 and ended up going 58.6 in finals. I’d say Smith is gonna be somewhere around 58.2-58.4, and Berkoff will be around 58.4-58.7.

1 year ago

Does anyone know when pyche sheets will be out?

Sherry Smit
1 year ago

Women’s Predictions!

50 Free
1. Claire Curzan 24.19
2. Abbey Weitzeil 24.29

100 Free
1. Abbey Weitzeil 53.16
2. Erika Brown 53.47
3. Torri Huske 53.59
4. Natalie Hinds 53.72
5. Claire Curzan 53.79
6. Gretchen Walsh 53.94

200 Free
1. Katie Ledecky 1:55.89
2. Paige Madden 1:56.24
3. Bella Sims 1:56.59
4. Erin Gemmell 1:56.89
5. Leah Smith 1:56.92
6. Katie McLaughlin 1:57.11

400 Free
1. Katie Ledecky 3:59.60
2. Leah Smith 4:01.90

800 Free
1. Katie Ledecky 8:14.11
2. Katie Grimes 8:15.01

1500 Free
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Last edited 1 year ago by Sherry Smit
Reply to  Sherry Smit
1 year ago

Tuggle? I see her going 1:57.0/4:06.1 in the 200/400

Cardinal 2.0
Reply to  Sherry Smit
1 year ago

Is Lydia Jacoby not swimming trials? Otherwise definitely have her in the mix for the 100 and possibly 200.

Sherry Smit
Reply to  Cardinal 2.0
1 year ago

Lydia is an amazing talent, but I think it is going to be a few years before we see her go 1:04 again. She seems like she’s going to be the type of athlete that builds up inside of each Olympic Quad. She hasn’t been too sharp this season in either SC or LC, but that could all be because of not tapering. Honestly, I could be wrong on betting her out (it’s against my better judgment), but I don’t know how she’s going to react with having her big taper being in April.

Reply to  Sherry Smit
1 year ago

Interesting take on the 100 free. Didn’t Curzan just recently beat Brown, Hinds, and Weitzeil?

Reply to  Sherry Smit
1 year ago

Would love to see Curzan in the 2 back but it’s right before the 50 fly and I’m thinking she chooses the 50.

Reply to  Sherry Smit
1 year ago

Surely the 100m Breast will be quicker and 200m IM

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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