USA Swimming has announced several changes to the schedule for the 2022 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) that will take place next month in Melbourne, Australia.
One of these changes was the result of the season-ending shoulder injury suffered by Luca Urlando at the FINA World Cup Series. He has been replaced in the 200 fly by Trenton Julian.
Julian, who is currently under restrictions to his activities by the US Center for SafeSport, finished 4th in the 200 free, 3rd in the 100 fly, and 2nd in the 200 fly at the US International Team Trials in April behind only Urlando. Julian competed at the World Championships over the summer, where he won a pair of relay medals, and at the Duel in the Pool.
USA Swimming has also added a new name to their roster: current University of Georgia junior Jake Magahey. He will race the 400 free individually at the meet, replacing fellow SEC swimmer Trey Freeman.
USA Swimming says that Freeman initially accepted, but later decline, his invite.
Magahey didn’t swim at April’s US National Team Trials, but did win the 400 free, and finished 3rd in the 200 free, at the US National Championships in July. His time in the 200 free would have made the team for the World Championships if he had swum it at the World Championship Trials.
This meet will be Magahey’s senior-level international debut.
His addition brings the U.S. to 15 men and 16 women, which is one less than the limit dictated by the USA Swimming internal selection procedures.
There were a handful of other event changes for the Americans, with swimmers who were already on the roster adding or changing events.
- Shaine Casas and Michael Andrew will represent the U.S. in the 100 IM
- Shaine Casas will no longer swim the 50 fly to accommodate for his 100 IM addition to his schedule
- Hali Flickinger will add the 200 free to her schedule, in addition to the 200 fly and 400 IM.
- Leah Smith will no longer swim the 200 free, and will add the 400 IM to her schedule. She is also entered in the 400 free and 800 free. Smith is a two-time World Short Course Champion, having won the 400 free and 800 free in 2016.
- Kate Douglass will add the 200 IM to her schedule. She is also entered in the 200 breast. Douglass won two medals, both in relays, at last year’s meet, plus an individual bronze in the 200 IM.
- Jillian Cox will add the 1500 free to her schedule. She is also entered in the 800 free.
The U.S. women still have no entries in the 100 IM. Only three American women have hit the FINA “A” standard in the event this season: Beata Nelson, Kelly Pash, and Leah Hayes. None of the three are on the US roster for the World Championships. Kate Douglass, the secod-fastest 100 yard IMer in history, has never raced the event in short course meters, so is not eligible for selection by FINA rules. The 100 IM is the one event on the Short Course Worlds schedule that can’t be qualified for with a long course time.
The 2022 World Short Course Championships will be held from December 13-18 in Melbourne, Australia. The US led the medals table at the 2021 Short Course World Championships, winning 9 gold, 9 silver, and 12 bronze medals. Their 30 total medals were almost twice-as-many as any other nation, in spite of sending several athletes home early because of fears over the rising wave of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Updated Men’s Roster, 2022 World Short Course Championships
|Michael Andrew||50/100 BR; 50 FR; 50/100 FL; 100 IM||Encinitas, Calif .||MA Swim Academy|
|Hunter Armstrong||50/100 BK; 100 FR||Dover, Ohio||California Aquatics|
|Shaine Casas||100 FL; 100/200 IM; 200 BK||McAllen, Texas||Longhorn Aquatics|
|Charlie Clark||800/1500 FR||Sandusky, Ohio||The Ohio State University/Vacationland Swim Club|
|David Curtiss||50 FR||Yardley, Pa . .||NC State/Hamilton Y Aquatic Club|
|Nic Fink||50/100/200 BR||Morristown, N .J . .||Metro Atlantic Aquatic Club|
|Carson Foster||200 FL; 200/400 IM||Cincinnati, Ohio||University of Texas/Mason Manta Rays|
|Jake Foster||400 IM||Cincinnati, Ohio||University of Texas/Mason Manta Rays|
|David Johnston||800/1500 FR||Dallas, Texas||University of Texas|
|Trenton Julian||200 FL||Glendale, Calif||Rose Bowl Aquatics|
|Drew Kibler||100/200 FR||Carmel, Ind . .||University of Texas|
|Jake Magahey||400 FR||Dacula, Ga||University of Georgia/Swim Atlanta|
|Ryan Murphy||50/100/200 BK||Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla .||California Aquatics|
|Kieran Smith||200/400 FR||Ridgefield, Conn.||Ridgefield Aquatic Club/University of Florida|
|Charlie Swanson||200 BR||Richmond, Va . .||NOVA of Virginia/Longhorn Aquatics|
Updated Women’s Roster, 2022 World Short Course Championships
|Erika Brown||50 FR||Modesto, Calif||Tennessee Aquatics|
|Jillian Cox||800/1500 FR||Cedar Park, Texas||University of Texas|
|Claire Curzan||50 FR; 50/100 FL; 50/100 BK||Cary, N .C .||Stanford University/TAC Titans|
|Kate Douglass||200 BR; 200 IM||Pelham, N .Y||University of Virginia|
|Erin Gemmell||200/400 FR||Potomac, Md||Nation’s Capital Swim Club|
|Hali Flickinger||200 FR; 200 FL; 400 IM||York, Pa . .||Sun Devil Swimming|
|Natalie Hinds||100 FR||Midland, Texas||Gator Swim Club|
|Torri Huske||50/100 FL; 100 FR||Arlington, Va||Stanford University|
|Lilly King||50/100/200 BR||Evansville, Ind||Indiana Swim Club|
|Annie Lazor||50/100 BR||Beverly Hills, Mich . .||Indiana Swim Club/Mission Viejo Nadadores|
|Dakota Luther||200 FL||Austin, Texas||Longhorn Aquatics|
|Kensey McMahon||1500 FR||Jacksonville, Fla .||University of Alabama|
|Leah Smith||400/800 FR; 400 IM||Pittsburgh, Pa .||Longhorn Aquatics|
|Isabelle Stadden||200 BK||Blaine, Minn . .||California Aquatics|
|Alex Walsh||200 IM||Nashville, Tenn .||University of Virginia/Nashville Aquatic Club|
|Rhyan White||50/100/200 BK||Herriman, Utah||University of Alabama/WFFM|
There are minors going to SC worlds, probably not the best idea to send Trenton
Can someone explained what happened to Trenton Julian
He is being investigated by safe sport for god knows what. https://swimswam.com/u-s-world-championship-team-member-added-to-u-s-safesport-database/
Yeah is there not anyone close to the situation that can speak out on this
Congrats to Jake! His first “senior” national team trip! Big deal!
Should have Luke Hobson on that list to, but unfortunately he is not good enough at LONG COURSE to go to SHORT COURSE worlds….., but goes 3.35 in the 400 SCM, fastest of all the americans
Wanna know something even better, he went 1:45.5 ‘unofficially’ and the only reason he is not on the SC team is because he didn’t make the LC team. (Or he could have potentially declined the spot). This is one of 2 policies of USA swimming I completely disagree with. Also choosing a LC worlds team an entire year out which makes 0 sense.
There’s something strange about those “unofficial” times. If you look at Beata Nelson’s FINA page, it lists the women’s 4×100 from Duel in the Pool as one of her PBs. So obviously FINA at least recognised some of the swims?
Spoke to Kate individually, she HATES the 200 IM. She’s trying to get rid of it but she’s so good that she can’t really stop swimming it
Similar situation with McKeown and the 400IM. Fastest time in the world in 2020, second fastest this year, but never competes internationally in it because she hates it.
I get the hate for the 400IM… but 200IM is probably the most fun of all the possible races in swimming.
Why does she hate it when she is so good at it??
See laure manaudou
What other event would she do? Presumably someone with only one individual event would be keen to add at least one more. If you’re looking at LCM events where she is at the “international standard”, the 200 breast and 200IM are the only two that standout. Her 100 fly is probably her third best? But Huske and Curzan are so far ahead of her that it seems unlikely she would qualify.
So McMahon 16:16 1500, but Grimes a 15:44… Why is McMahon over Grimes? Logic
Grimes probably declined, notice how none of the sandpiper girls r going
The sandpiper girls are going to junior nats instead
So they would rather have no one in the 100IM instead of sending Nelson who is basically guaranteed a medal. Oof.
I mean in the end it probably doesn’t matter. USA will almost certainly top the medal table as usual. But from a person perspective just seems pretty harsh.
They wouldn’t “rather” anything. Nelson did not qualify. No one is going to create an entire extra qualification meet that no one wants to swim just so two sc specialists can make the team. Give it a rest.
No one said there should be an entire extra qualification meet. The way you nominate for such an event is entirely up to the national federation and it would be very easy to add a sentence in the nomination criteria, saying that open spots (there’ll never be a qualifier for the 100IM in a LC meet) can be filled with those swimmers posting the fastest time(s) in this event in a certain period of time (if they are faster than the FINA-A standard).
This is not about the medal table but about giving the best SC swimmers a chance to compete.
There are only 16 spots on the team for each gender. Who do you propose they throw off the team to allow the 100 IM specialist to go? Put another way, which event is less important than 100 IM?
Nelson has a much faster 200 back than Stadden. Stadden is only there for the 200 back and contributes nothing else. Would make much more sense for Nelson to be there than Stadden.
On top of that, Nelson has the fastest 100 back in the world, second fastest 200 back in the world, second fastest 100 IM and fastest 200IM. She also has decent enough times to fill in basically any relay heat for free/back/fly, and finals in backstroke.
Most of the women’s team would contribute significantly less. At the very least Nelson would be 100% guaranteed to add more to the team than Stadden, Luther or McMahon.
Dear USA swimming,
Stop sending someone on the Safesport list over to our country.
from the Land Down Under
Has there been any more as to why Julian can compete while on Safesport’s list? We say we are serious about taking care of the sort of things Safesport is supposed to identify but without any statement as to why he can continue to compete for the US, it looks like we have no interest in protecting athletes if the identified person can compete if they fill a hole for us internationally. If the issue is unique, they should specify it. I know privacy is important but this calls into question the whole program. (Maybe they have done all of this and i haven’t seen it, if so kindly disregard.)
SafeSport’s policy is to basically say nothing and to threaten anyone who does.
We’ve been working very hard to nail down exactly what’s going on. There’s pretty widespread agreement from people we talk to about the general nature of it, but the versions have been disparate enough that we don’t yet feel comfortable reporting it.
Mission Viejo had him do a publicized autograph session at a recent meet. Depending on the outcome of the investigation, that’s either going to be prophetic that they don’t think it’s legit (his dad is the head coach), or it’s going to be a very bad look for that program.
He may still get sent back at the boarder … Australians don’t mess about with their background checks when it comes to visitors
He’s not going to be denied at the border because of a professional/occupational investigation. If he had a conviction or pending criminal charges then that could be an issue, but this won’t be.
Ah yes the good old prison colony known as Australia