Highlights From Team USA’s World Championships Training Camp in Croatia


Tomorrow, June 14, 2022, the Team USA World Championships team will leave their training camp in Rijeka, Croatia for Budapest, Hungary, where the 2022 FINA World Championships are being held. The team arrived in Rijeka on June 8 and stayed there for approximately a week.

During their time there, the team trained at the Katrinda Swimming Pool Complex, where there was both an indoor and outdoor long course (50m) pool. Team USA previously trained there in preparation for the 2017 World Championships, which were held in Budapest as well. The team also stayed at the Hilton Rijeka Costabella Beach Resort and Spa, which is just alongside the coast of the Adriatic sea and ten minutes walking distance from their training pool.

Check out our article on Team USA’s departure to Rijeka here.  SwimSwam’s Coleman Hodges also sat down with two swimmers, Claire Curzan and Michael Andrew, to talk about the training camp experience. Check out Andrew’s interview here and Curzan’s here.

Here’s what the team’s travel schedule looks like:

  • Training Camp June 6-14, 2022 – Rijeka, Croatia
  • International Training June 14-17, 2022 – Budapest, Hungary
  • Competition June 18-25, 2022 – Budapest, Hungary
  • Return home – June 26, 2022

Based on the Instagram posts from various swimmers, the team seemed to be training or spending time near the vicinity of hotel for the majority of the trip, but took Sunday to explore towns and cities surrounding Rjeka. According to both Andrew and Curzan, the amenities that they received on their camp were extremely luxurious, even more than what they got at their pre-Olympic training camp in Hawaii.

Check out some of the highlights from the Croatia training camp courtesy of various Team USA swimmers.

Above: Kieran Smith, Trey Freeman, Bobby Finke, Caeleb Dressel (via Caeleb Dressel)

Above: Claire Weinstein, Bella Sims, Katie Grimes (via Katie Grimes)

Above: The women’s side of the Team USA Worlds squad (via Mallory Comerford)

Above: Chase Kalisz, Ryan Murphy, Caeleb Dressel, Nic Fink

Above: Katie Ledecky

Above: Regan Smith and Alex Walsh (via Regan Smith)

Above: Drew Kibler, Carson Foster, Michael Andrew

Above: Lily King

Above: Brooks Curry

Above: Annie Lazor and Leah Smith (via Annie Lazor)

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5 months ago

Michael Andrew tryna fit in lmao. Think that sign might be too lIbEraL for him

5 months ago

I friggin love Dressel lol

Teri-fying Nightmare
5 months ago

Wait, isn’t that Teri McKeever standing in the back row in that first archival photo?

5 months ago

Anyone knows how where Worlds will be broadcasted? There was nothing on FINA website.

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5 months ago

They said that info would be out Tuesday. So hopefully tomorrow.

Blake pierogi
5 months ago

In Mallory’s post, hailey sorta got the Jim Carrey grinch face

5 months ago

MA, Should have been a horn

Dressel GOAT
5 months ago

@Yanyan, do you know when will FINA upload the psych sheets ? What are they waiting for 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️?

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Go Jackets
5 months ago

I’ll say it if no one else will… Dressel is a weird cat

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Although Yanyan wasn't the greatest competitive swimmer, she learned more about the sport of swimming through scoring countless dual meets, being a timer, and keeping track of her teammates' best times for three years as a team manager. She eventually ventured into the realm of writing and joined SwimSwam in …

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