Four more girls and two more boys have officially been added to USA Swimming’s Junior World Championship Roster. Several more swimmers have been offered roster spots at this point, but the list below only includes the athletes that have confirmed they will be on the team. The Jr World Championship team will be finalized on or before 11:59am mountain time on Wednesday, August 12th.
The names that are in bold below are the newest additions to the team. The other names were released by USA Swimming yesterday.
- Claire Adams (Carmel Swim Club): 100m back, 200m back
- Cassidy Bayer (Nation’s Capital Swim Club): 100m fly
- Lauren Case (Chattahoochee Gold): 100m fly, 800m free relay
- Hannah Cox (Upper Valley Aquatic Club): 200m free
- Brooke Forde (Lakeside Swim Team): 200m IM, 400M IM
- Melissa Pish (Waves Bloomington/Normal): 200m free
- Lauren Pitzer (Lakeside Aquatic Club): 50m free
- Nikol Popov (Canyons Aquatic Club): 100m breast
- Sierra Schmidt (North Baltimore Aquatic Club): 400m free
- Samantha Shelton (Mission Viejo Nadadores): 800m free relay
- Tatum Wade (Nashville Aquatic Club): 200m IM
- Michael Andrew (Indie Swimming): 100m back, 100m breast
- Sean Grieshop (Nitro Swimming): 400m IM
- Matthew Hirschberger (Nation’s Capital Swim Club): 400m free, 800m free relay
- Grant House (Countryside YMCA): 800m free relay
- Maxime Rooney (Pleasanton Seahawks): 100m free, 200m free
- Grant Shoults (Mission Viejo Nadadores): 200m free
- Michael Thomas (Upper Dublin Aquatic Club): 200m fly
This year, USA Swimming is selecting their Junior World Championships team strictly on the basis of this weekend’s senior National Championship meet.
To be eligible, male team members must have been born in the years 1997, 1998, 1999, or 2000, and female swimmers must have been born in the years 1998, 1999, 2000, or 2001. In more general terms, at year’s end, males must be aged 15-18 and females aged 14-17.
Beyond that, USA Swimming will send swimmers to the meet based on the following criteria:
- They must have finished in the top 6 in Olympic events, or top 8 in the 100 and 200 freestyle;
and then chosen as:
- First priority goes to the winner of each Olympic event, and the top four eligible finishers in the 100 and 200 freestyle (given the above criteria); followed by
- The second-fastest swimmer in every event aside from the 100 and 200 freestyle
With up to 26 spots available on the boys’ team and 26 spots available on the girls’ team, there should be available space for all swimmers who meet the above criteria in either the first or second position.
USA Swimming says that they will continue to update the list as more swimmers both qualify and accept positions on the roster.
Read more about the USA Swimming selection procedures here.