2023 U.S. World Trials: Official SwimSwam Preview Index

2023 U.S. National Championships

  • June 27 – July 1, 2023
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Indiana University Natatorium
  • LCM (50m)
  • Meet Central

We’re less than one month out from the marquee domestic event of the year, as the American team for the 2023 World Championships in Fukuoka will be determined in four weeks’ time at the U.S. National Championships in Indiana.

Provided they’re under the World Aquatics ‘A’ cut, the top two swimmers in each individual Olympic event will qualify for the World Championship team, as will the winners of the stroke 50 events, and the top six finishers in the 100 and 200 free will qualify for relay purposes depending on roster numbers (top four will qualify automatically).

To follow along with the build-up to the meet, which will feature superstars such as Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky, keep track of our event-by-event previews with our official preview index below.

The 2023 U.S. National Championships kick off on Tuesday, June 27, and run through Saturday, July 1, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Women’s Events

Event 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
50 free Gretchen Walsh Abbey Weitzeil
100 free Torri Huske Abbey Weitzeil Claire Curzan Erika Brown Gretchen Walsh Erin Gemmell
200 free Katie Ledecky Erin Gemmell Bella Sims Claire Weinstein Katie Grimes Paige Madden
400 free Katie Ledecky Katie Grimes
800 free Katie Ledecky Katie Grimes
1500 free Katie Ledecky Katie Grimes
50 back Katharine Berkoff Regan Smith
100 back Regan Smith Claire Curzan
200 back Regan Smith Phoebe Bacon
50 breast Lilly King Lydia Jacoby
100 breast Lydia Jacoby Lilly King
200 breast Kate Douglass Lilly King
50 fly Torri Huske
100 fly Torri Huske Kate Douglass
200 fly Regan Smith Hali Flickinger
200 IM Alex Walsh Leah Hayes
400 IM Katie Grimes Emma Weyant

Men’s Events

Event 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
50 free Caeleb Dressel Ryan Held
100 free Ryan Held Brooks Curry Caeleb Dressel Shaine Casas Hunter Armstrong Jack Alexy
200 free Drew Kibler Kieran Smith Carson Foster Luke Hobson Jake Mitchell Gabriel Jett
400 free Kieran Smith Jake Mitchell
800 free Bobby Finke Michael Brinegar
1500 free Bobby Finke Charlie Clark
50 back Hunter Armstrong
100 back Hunter Armstrong Ryan Murphy
200 back Ryan Murphy Shaine Casas
50 breast Michael Andrew
100 breast Nic Fink Michael Andrew
200 breast Nic Fink Jake Foster
50 fly Michael Andrew
100 fly Caeleb Dressel Shaine Casas
200 fly Gabriel Jett Trenton Julian
200 IM Shaine Casas Carson Foster
400 IM Carson Foster Chase Kalisz

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3 months ago

Who from SwimSwam was responsible for the 100 FR picks?

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3 months ago

Douglass took a piss on your 100 free picks

3 months ago

4 of the top 6 in 100 free are not in the A final..

Reply to  DR3
3 months ago

And 3/6 for the women. The official picks are in shambles already

5th stroke
3 months ago

M.A wins 50free

3 months ago

Swimswam breakdown this week?

3 months ago

Does Caeleb Dressel even show up for the 2023 Phillips 66 National Championships?

Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
3 months ago

If you are taking bets I am going to say no. The other option I’d take is he shows up but only does a partial event schedule and scratches out of the meet at some point.

Marck Grills
Reply to  Taa
3 months ago

What is wrong with you people he just went through hell getting his mind back in the game and then you crap all over him?

Sam M
3 months ago

Is there a pickem contest, for this meet?

Reply to  Sam M
3 months ago

Once we get psych sheets there will be.

Gummy Shark
3 months ago

The question isn’t if Michael Andrew will win a medal, but how many medals will he win.

Reply to  Gummy Shark
3 months ago

if it’s anything over 50m i don’t think it’s likely

Reply to  Gummy Shark
3 months ago

I’ll change my tune if Michael Andrew wins a gold medal in the M 100 BR or M 100 FL or M 200 IM. As for the 50 meter events, only the M 50 FR is contested at the Summer Olympics.

Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
3 months ago

I’ll second that, except I will take any medal in the Olympics. I don’t think it should be gold or bust.

Summer is Titmus’ Sleep Paralysis Demon
Reply to  Gummy Shark
3 months ago

He swims like all the loser 50 (except freestyle) events so eventually they will win one.

Reply to  Gummy Shark
3 months ago

He is king of the 50s but I’m not sure what he can win other than the 50 free. His breast is a little shaky right now.

Reply to  Gummy Shark
3 months ago

Give the guy a break. He is ALWAYS correct with everybody everywhere. He has his own way of training and it works for him.

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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