Andrew, Kalisz & Lazor Highlight U.S. Roster For 2022 Duel In The Pool

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 KaliszMichael AndrewAnnie LazorRyan 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 CasasMallory ComerfordCharlie ClarkTrenton Julian and Justin Ress.

This year’s Duel In The Pool will include Para swimming events for the first time. The U.S. roster features four Para swimmers: McKenzie CoanLizzi SmithJamal Hill and Noah Jaffe.

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.


Women (11)

Swimmer Club
College Affiliation
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

Men (12)

Swimmer Club
College Affiliation
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
Northwestern ’23
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

Para (4)

Swimmer Club
College Affiliation
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.

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1 year ago

Personally in my opinion, the Australians will take this out.

Their women’s team is just incredible. With lots of stars (McKeon, O’Callaghan, McKeown and Jack), they will probably take out a lot of races. On the other hand, the US’ women’s team looks pretty weak and vulnerable without athletes like Ledecky, R. Smith, King and Huske. The ones on this list that may succeed in some races are probably Lazor, Sims and Comerford, but the rest seem a bit young, and unable to match the Australian’s global success.

The men’s team however will be a bit of a decider. The US’ men’s team is missing lots of athletes like Armstrong, Murphy, Dressel and Foster, but still have strong names in… Read more »

Last edited 1 year ago by JamezTheSwimmer
1 year ago

Ress didn’t graduate NC State in 2015. Somebody probably wrote down his recruiting class instead of when he graduated (2019).

1 year ago

Firsts half of the Aussie team has been announced:

Tamsin Cook
Meg Harris
Chelsea Hodges
Mack Horton
Kareena Lee
Emma McKeon
Kaylee McKeown
Leah Neale
Brendon Smith
Zac Stubblety-Cook
Matt Temple
Brianna Throssell
Madi Wilson

1 year ago

Psyched to see MA race in skins format.

1 year ago

Can’t say this is a weak roster, but only 10 World championships swimmers on the list, few of which are individual medalists. On the old days we had Phelps, Lochte, Peirsol, Coughlin etc swimming in the duel.

1 year ago

Not a whole lot of huge names but this might make it a bit competitive. Depends on how many Aussie stars attend I guess.

Reply to  Jamesabc
1 year ago

USA men and para are pretty strong the women don’t match up well at all against top tier Aussie swimmers maybe the Aussies will pick a team that matches up evenly to make it better for viewing

1 year ago

Any news on if this will be broadcast on TV? Or at least live streamed somewhere?

Jacob Whittle 46.90 in Paris
1 year ago

Will Michael Andrew be allowed into Australia?

Reply to  Jacob Whittle 46.90 in Paris
1 year ago

The vaccine mandate to enter Australia ended a couple of weeks ago.

Reply to  Jacob Whittle 46.90 in Paris
1 year ago

Why wouldn’t he be?

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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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