2024 US Olympic Trials Day 1: Roster Update

2024 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS

What a Session! What A Session, folks! To track all those named to the US Olympic Team, please stay tuned to this space as we will be tracking all those who have made the Olympic team each and every day. We will also be tracking the Junior Pan Pacs team, which can be found at the end of the article.

Tonight, we saw two swimmers punch their tickets to Paris, Katie Ledecky and Aaron Shackell; you can read about their swim here and here. Due to the selection procedure, the second-place finishers Paige Madden and Kieran Smith have not yet officially booked their tickets but likely will due to the number of expected doubles (swimmers who qualify in more than one event double up on their events and thus do not take up an additional roster spot)

In the Junior Pan Pacs Roster Tracker, Kayla Han and Luke Whitlock, as the fastest eligible swimmers in the event, are slotted into priority 2, and Madi Mintenko and Sean Green fall into priority 5. If anyone qualifies for the 2024 Jr Pan Pac teams and then later in the week makes the Olympic roster, they will be ineligible for the former. In the interest of complete honesty and transparency, the rosters listed below are UNOFFICIAL and will not be made official until released by USA Swimming.

As a reminder, the selection procedures for the US Olympic Team are as follows.  The US is limited to 26 swimmers per gender and only 12 relay-only swimmers (which is shared between both teams).

  • Priority #1. The first priority will be comprised of both (i) the four best finishing
    Available Swimmers based on finish order during the Finals of the Qualifying
    Competition in each of the 100-meter and 200-meter Freestyles, and (ii) the best
    finishing Available Swimmer based on finish order during the Finals of the
    Qualifying Competition in each of the Events other than the 100-meter and 200
    meter Freestyle.

    • Limitation: If an Available Swimmer Nominated to the Team under Priority #1 in
      the 100-meter or 200-meter Freestyle declines to swim the 100-meter Freestyle
      or 200-meter Freestyle Events at the Olympic Games (pursuant to the
      opportunity given to that athlete under Section 1.3.9) at any time prior to the
      announcement of the Team on June 23, but remains on the Team pursuant to
      Selection in another Individual Olympic Event, no additional swimmer will be
      added to the Team in the 100-meter or 200-meter Freestyle. This limitation will
      not apply if the Available Swimmer is removed from the Team pursuant to
      Section 3.
  • Priority #2. The second priority will be comprised of the second best finishing
    Available Swimmer based on finish order during the Finals of the Qualifying
    Competition in each of the Events other than the 100-meter and 200-meter
    Freestyle.
  • Priority #3. The third priority will be comprised of the fifth best finishing
    Available Swimmer based on finish order during the Finals of the Qualifying
    Competition in each of the 100-meter and 200-meter Freestyles.
  • Priority #4. The fourth priority will be comprised of the sixth best finishing
    Available Swimmer based on finish order during the Finals of the Qualifying
    Competition in each of the 100-meter and 200-meter Freestyles

Robert Gibbs, who will be contributing to the roster tracking over the course of meet, detailed the Junior Pan Pacs roster selection process here . There is a cap of 20 swimmers per gender.

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Charlie
1 month ago

how is the priority of #2 decided? Based on the time order of the event?

Charlie
Reply to  Charlie
1 month ago

For example, 400 W FREESTYLE, 100 W FLY, 200 W FLY, 200 W BREAST, which 2nd place will be given a higher priority?

NCSwimFan
1 month ago

Why is Luke Whitlock not eligible for the Jr Pan Pacs team? Stated birth year is 2006, so he should be 18 till the end of the year, right? Am I missing something?

Swimmy Jimmy
Reply to  NCSwimFan
1 month ago

Correct. March 2006. 19 next year.

SwimMom
Reply to  NCSwimFan
1 month ago

The always forget about Luke Whitlock. The kid has only been 18 for a couple months. He should be eligible!

KeithM
Reply to  Mark Wild
1 month ago

I like Luke W’s chances to qualify in the 800. I hope so because I’d like to see Luka make the Jr Pan Pac team.

Yikes
1 month ago

I don’t get why they can’t give it to priority 2 swimmers right away. There’s virtually no chance they would have to cut someone at that level. I get holding out on 5/6th place relay finishers but it seems like overkill.

JoeSwimmer
Reply to  Yikes
1 month ago

For each gender there are 14 individual events, plus an additional 3 spots in the 100 and 200 frees for the relays. If there are no doubles, you would have 20 unique individuals at Priority #1. Since there are only 6 additional swimmers that could be added to reach the 26 swimmer max, it is theoretically possible to reach the limit before all Priority #2 slots are filled. The chances of this happening are slim, but they need to act with caution. It would be awful if they named someone to the team and later on had to rescind the invitation to be an Olympian.

Yikes
Reply to  JoeSwimmer
1 month ago

Yeah I know the reasoning, but since they added the W1500 and M800 and started doing this, it’s happened once that a 6th place finisher for a relay event got left home. I just don’t see how they’re going to first have to leave off all relay-only swimmers AND second place finishers. It’s a bummer and kind of anticlimactic for them to miss out on the ceremony with the first place finisher for something that seems almost mathematically impossible.

Last edited 1 month ago by Yikes
emma
Reply to  Yikes
1 month ago

I think it’s a lot worse for them to get up and do the ceremony only to miss out on the team (regardless of how low the chance of that is.

Dylan
1 month ago

… Does Whitlock not get Jr. Pan pacs consideration over Sean Green?

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
1 month ago

Congratulations to Katie Ledecky! At the age of 27, Katie Ledecky is still posting Top 25 All-Time Performances (13th overall, if I’m not mistaken) in the women’s 400 meter freestyle. Unbelievable!