Final Rosters: King Into Worlds in 200 Breast, Bumps Galat To Pan Ams

2018 PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS

Lilly King has added the 200 breaststroke to her 2019 World Championships lineup, bumping 2017 Worlds silver medalist Bethany Galat down to the Pan American Games team and Emily Escobedo off that Pan Ams team entirely.

That was the big roster shakeup in what was a better day for the Americans overall: 9 of the eventual Worlds qualifiers in day 4’s events bettered their Nationals Times, a much higher rate than we’ve seen the past three days.

The other big roster move was Katie Ledecky officially adding the 1500 free. That was widely-expected after she broke the world record earlier this year, but still required her to beat the top 2 times with her Pan Pacs swim. Leah Smith briefly displaced Ally McHugh for the 2nd spot in the early heats, but that was all rendered moot by finals, when Ledecky bumped both out of the mix.

The 2019 rosters should now be pretty well finalized, though there’s still the chance we missed someone in our tally, or that a swimmer will decline his or her spots. We’ve also done the modified world rankings math to break any ties for the final spots, though this roster is, of course, unofficial.

Worlds Qualifiers – Day 4 Pan Pacs Events

The following are the top 2 (or top 6 in relay events) based on combined results of Nationals Finals (denoted “Nats”) and Pan Pacs A and B Finals (denoted “Pan Pacs”). Athletes bumped from the team at Pan Pacs are crossed out.

The top 2 in every event earn individual swims at 2019 Worlds. 3rd and 4th in the relay events earn relay swims. 5th and 6th earn prelims relay swims, if roster space allows.

Women

200 back

  1. Kathleen Baker, 2:06.14 (Pan Pacs)
  2. Regan Smith, 2:06.43 (Nats)

50 free

  1. Simone Manuel, 24.10 (Nats)
  2. Abbey Weitzeil, 24.58 (Pan Pacs)

200 breast

  1. Micah Sumrall, 2:21.88 (Pan Pacs)
  2. Lilly King, 2:22.12 (Pan Pacs)
  3. Bethany Galat, 2:23.32 (Nats)

1500 free

  1. Katie Ledecky, 15:38.97 (Pan Pacs)
  2. Ashley Twichell, 15:55.68 (Nats)
  3. Leah Smith, 16:00.82 (Pan Pacs)
  4. Ally McHugh, 16:02.56 (Nats)

Men

200 back

  1. Ryan Murphy, 1:53.57 (Pan Pacs)
  2. Jacob Pebley, 1:55.68 (Nats)

50 free

  1. Michael Andrew, 21.46 (Pan Pacs)
  2. Caeleb Dressel, 21.67 (Nats)

200 breast

  1. Josh Prenot, 2:07.28 (Nats)
  2. Andrew Wilson, 2:08.71 (Nats)

800 free

  1. Zane Grothe, 7:43.74 (Pan Pacs)
  2. Jordan Wilimovsky, 7:45.19 (Pan Pacs)

Full projected 2019 Rosters

As we did during Nationals, we’ll continue tracking projected rosters. Be aware that we’re updating these rosters as the meet progresses, so nothing here is official or finalized until the end of the meet. The italicized names are in line for spots based on Nationals results. As athletes lock in their roster spots, we’ll remove the italics from their names and events. Events in (parentheses) remain unofficial, pending Pan Pacs results.

Our embedded spreadsheet sometimes takes a few minutes after publishing to appear correctly on this page, even though we’ve already made the document public. If the sheet says permissions aren’t enabled, wait a few minutes for the embedded document to connect correctly.

Women

Men

In This Story

23
Leave a Reply

10 Comment threads
13 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
15 Comment authors
newest oldest most voted
CHEEZ

Thanks for the update. 2 things on your tally that I think you’ll need to revisit – there isn’t a 1500 free at the Pan Am games for women. Page 1 of the Pan Am event info (which is attached to the bottom of the US selection procedures) lists the events for the meet. So, the swimmers for the 1500 free need to be removed from that roster. Also, you have Meitz making WUGs, but I believe she has graduated from college now, right? She should be in the #2 spot for Pan Ams…?

Swimming4silver

can Caeleb do the 50 fly too?

Zanna

Yes

josh prenot is coming back: 2:05.99

no only best person could swim it

Coach Luke

Enough about Lily King. What about Micah Sumrall?

Benedict Arnold Schwarzenegger

What do you want the headline to be? “Micah Sumrall Still On Worlds Roster”? That’s informative.

CROOKED HILLARY

I could get behind that.

About Jared Anderson

Jared Anderson

Jared Anderson just can’t stay away from the pool. A competitive career of almost two decades wasn’t enough for this Minnesotan, who continues to get his daily chlorine fix. A lifelong lover of writing, Jared now combines the two passions as Senior Reporter for SwimSwam.com, covering swimming at every level. He’s an …

Read More »

Don't want to miss anything?

Subscribe to our newsletter and receive our latest updates!