USA Swimming announced Tuesday the 27 swimmers that will represent the U.S. at next month’s Duel In The Pool in Sydney, Australia, which will take place August 19-21.
The roster is headlined by Olympians Chase Kalisz, Michael Andrew, Annie Lazor, Ryan Held and Bella Sims, and also features 10 swimmers who wore the stars and stripes at last month’s World Championships in Budapest.
In addition to the five Olympians mentioned above, the U.S. roster will also feature 2022 World Championship team members Shaine Casas, Mallory Comerford, Charlie Clark, Trenton Julian and Justin Ress.
There will also be an open water component to the event, though the roster didn’t specify which athletes would be racing open water. Distance freestyle specialists Sims, Clark, David Johnston and Tylor Mathieu would be the most likely candidates.
The roster features a mix of current NCAA swimmers and professionals, with Sims the lone athlete who is still at least a year away from starting her freshman year of college.
FULL USA SWIMMING ROSTER
|Gabi Albiero||Cardinal Aquatics||Louisville ’24|
|Mallory Comerford||Cardinal Aquatics||Louisville ’19|
|Kaitlyn Dobler||Trojan Swim Club||USC ’24|
|Amy Fulmer||Ohio State University||Ohio State ’23|
|Justina Kozan||Mission Viejo Nadadores||USC ’26|
|Annie Lazor||Indiana Swim Club||
Ohio State/Auburn ’16
|Mackenzie Looze||Indiana Swim Club||Indiana ’22|
|Linnea Mack||Team Elite||UCLA ’17|
|Tylor Mathieu||University of Florida||Florida ’23|
|Beata Nelson||Wisconsin Aquatics||Wisconsin ’20|
|Bella Sims||Sandpipers of Nevada||Florida ’27|
|Michael Andrew||MA Swim Academy||N/A|
|Shaine Casas||Longhorn Aquatics||N/A|
|Charlie Clark||The Ohio State University/Vacationland Swim Club||Ohio State ’24|
|David Curtiss||Hamilton Y Aquatic Club/NC State||NC State ’25|
|Ryan Held||NYAC/Sun Devil Swimming||NC State ’18|
|Luke Hobson||University of Texas||Texas ’25|
|Grant House||Arizona State University||
Arizona State ’22
|Kevin Houseman||Bainbridge Island Swim Club||
|David Johnston||University of Texas||Texas ’24|
|Trenton Julian||Rose Bowl Aquatics||Cal-Berkeley ’21|
|Chase Kalisz||Athens Bulldog Swim Club||Georgia ’17|
|Justin Ress||Mission Viejo Nadadores||NC State ’15|
|McKenzie Coan||Loyola University – Maryland||
Loyola Maryland ’18
|Jamal Hill||Golden Rebel Aquatics||
Hiram College ’17
|Noah Jaffe||North Coast Aquatics||Cal-Berkeley ’25|
|Lizzi Smith||Western Hills Aquatic Club||N/A|
The coaching staff will be head up by Irvine Novaquatics’ Dave Salo, while Arizona State’s Herbie Behm and Northwestern’s Katie Robinson will serve as assistants. 19-time Paralympic medalist Erin Popovich and Laura Becherer were announced as the Para team coaches.
Seven-time Olympic medalist Aaron Peirsol will also accompany the squad in Sydney as U.S. team captain.
The 2022 Duel In The Pool marks the first time that the U.S. and Australia will face off, having previously done so in 2003, 2005 and 2007.
The series then shifted to a U.S. vs Europe affair, with four duals taking place from 2009 to 2015 before a seven-year break prior to this year’s competition.
Running from August 19-21, the meet will have pool events contested at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre and the open water races at Bondi Beach.