Jake Magahey, Trenton Julian Added to US Roster for SC Worlds

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

Name Event(s) Hometown Club
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

Name Event(s) Hometown Club
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

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Andrew
1 day ago

There are minors going to SC worlds, probably not the best idea to send Trenton

Andrew
3 days ago

Can someone explained what happened to Trenton Julian

Demarrit Steenbergen
Reply to  Andrew
3 days ago

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/

Owlmando
Reply to  Andrew
3 days ago

Yeah is there not anyone close to the situation that can speak out on this

Ghost
3 days ago

Congrats to Jake! His first “senior” national team trip! Big deal!

Olav
3 days ago

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

PFA
Reply to  Olav
3 days ago

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.

Jimmyswim
Reply to  PFA
3 days ago

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?

Eli
4 days ago

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

Sub13
Reply to  Eli
4 days ago

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.

FST
Reply to  Sub13
4 days ago

I get the hate for the 400IM… but 200IM is probably the most fun of all the possible races in swimming.

Swimfan27
Reply to  Eli
4 days ago

Why does she hate it when she is so good at it??

Demarrit Steenbergen
Reply to  Swimfan27
3 days ago

See laure manaudou

Jimmyswim
Reply to  Eli
4 days ago

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.

Sherry Smit
4 days ago

So McMahon 16:16 1500, but Grimes a 15:44… Why is McMahon over Grimes? Logic

Noah
Reply to  Sherry Smit
4 days ago

Grimes probably declined, notice how none of the sandpiper girls r going

Last edited 4 days ago by Noah
Virtus
Reply to  Sherry Smit
3 days ago

The sandpiper girls are going to junior nats instead

Sub13
4 days ago

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.

IMO
Reply to  Sub13
4 days ago

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.

Verena
Reply to  IMO
4 days ago

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.

IMO
Reply to  Verena
3 days ago

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?

Jimmyswim
Reply to  IMO
3 days ago

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.

Joel
4 days ago

Dear USA swimming,
Stop sending someone on the Safesport list over to our country.
Thanks

from the Land Down Under

Teamwiess
Reply to  Joel
3 days ago

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.)

Tommy Schmitt
Reply to  Joel
3 days ago

He may still get sent back at the boarder … Australians don’t mess about with their background checks when it comes to visitors

Sub13
Reply to  Tommy Schmitt
3 days ago

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.

Cum
Reply to  Tommy Schmitt
3 days ago

Ah yes the good old prison colony known as Australia

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