Junior World Championship Team Rankings After World Championship Trials

Recognizing the vastly-different strategies being used this summer by junior level swimmers in terms of when to taper (some went to Indy, others will wait until the US Open or Juniors in Irvine in August to swim), USA Swimming has accepted all three meets as qualifiers for the Junior World Championship Team this year.

With that in mind, and to give targets for the later meets, USA Swimming has listed the top eligible swimmers for Junior Worlds in each of the qualifying events after the World Championship Trials in Indianapolis last week. The qualifying criteria are similar to those for the World Championships, with the top four 100 and 200 freestylers + the top two in the other individual events with two exceptions: only four swimmers from each of the two free relay events will be taken, and selections will be made only in Olympic events.

Below is the current rankings for eligible swimmers, which is specifically female candidates born from 1996-1999, and male candidates born from 1995-1998. The full team is expected to be named by August 12th. Note that unlike meets like the World University Games, there is no restriction on members of the World Championship Team that would prevent them from competing at Junior Worlds, which means swimmers like Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky can swim both meets if they so choose.

Also remember that swimmers lower than 6th in the final rankings, per USA Swimming rules, cannot be taken to Junior Worlds (by declines to swim, etc.) even if there is a spot for them. Despite USA Swimming ranking some events down to 8th place, those times currently ranked lower than 6th are already eliminated from consideration. Swimmers in that category would need to improve their times in August to make the team.

Regardless of the number of scratches, those swimmers would need to improve their times at the US Open or Juniors to make the team. Among contenders for this team who didn’t swim at Trials include butterflier Justin Wright, who was on the Jr. Pan Pacs squad last year.                              

Women MEN
50 Freestyle 50 Freestyle
1. Simone Manuel (First Colony Swim Team) 25.01 1. Santo Condorelli (Bolles School Sharks) 22.73
2. Abbigail Weitzeil (Canyons Aquatic Club) 25.64 2. Ryan Murphy (Bolles School Sharks) 23.16
3. Cierra Runge (North Baltimore Aquatic Club) 25.90  
4. Amy Bilquist (Scottsdale Aquatic Club) 26.21  
5. Mary Schneider (Academy Bullets) 26.22  
   
100 Freestyle 100 Freestyle
1. Simone Manuel (First Colony Swim Team) 53.86 1. Caeleb Dressel (Bolles School Sharks) 49.50
2. Cierra Runge (North Baltimore Aquatic Club) 55.62 2. Santo Condorelli (Bolles School Sharks) 49.71
3. Abbigail Weitzeil (Canyons Aquatic Club) 56.26 3. Ryan Murphy (Bolles School Sharks) 49.96
4. Nora McCullagh (SwimMAC Carolina) 56.76 4. Michael Domagala (Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics) 50.93
5. Katie McLaughlin (Mission Viejo Nadadores) 56.78  
6. Rebecca Postoll (Stingrays) 57.59  
7. Victoria Toris (Scottsdale Aquatic Club) 58.18  
   
200 Freestyle 200 Freestyle
1. Katie Ledecky (Nation’s Capital Swim Club) 1:57.63 1. Caeleb Dressel (Bolles School Sharks) 1:49.83
2. Quinn Carrozza (Longhorn Aquatics) 1:59.47 2. Gunnar Bentz (Dynamo Swim Club) 1:49.83
3. Simone Manuel (First Colony Swim Team) 1:59.83 3. Liam Egan (Crimson Aquatics) 1:51.31
4. Cierra Runge (North Baltimore Aquatic Club) 2:00.70 4. Ryan Kao (La Mirada Armada) 1:51.67
5. Katie McLaughlin (Mission Viejo Nadadores) 2:01.69 5. Michael Domagala (Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics) 1:52.19
6. Rebecca Mann (Clearwater Aquatic Team) 2:04.41 6. Nicholas Silverthorn (Pleasanton Seahawks) 1:52.97
7. Abbigail Weitzeil (Canyons Aquatic Club) 2:05.11 7. Thane Maudslien (King Aquatic Club) 1:53.01
  8. Brett Pinfold (First Colony Swim Team) 1:54.98
   
400 Freestyle 400 Freestyle
1. Katie Ledecky (Nation’s Capital Swim Club) 4:04.05 1. Janardana Burns (Mission Viejo Nadadores) 3:53.68
2. Quinn Carrozza (Longhorn Aquatics) 4:11.59 2. Alexander Katz (Sarasota YMCA Sharks) 3:54.85
3. Rebecca Mann (Clearwater Aquatic Team) 4:13.09 3. Ryan Kao (La Mirada Armada) 3:54.99
4. Cierra Runge (North Baltimore Aquatic Club) 4:14.40 4. Liam Egan (Crimson Aquatics) 3:55.31
5. Isabella Rongione (The Fish) 4:15.79 5. James Yoder (Stingrays) 3:58.82
6. Leah Stevens (Lakeside Swim Team) 4:16.04 6. Brock Turner (Dayton Raiders) 3:59.63
7. Ellen Berdusco (Sarasota YMCA Sharks) 4:20.59 7. Andrew Brady (North Coast Aquatics) 4:03.05
8. Brooke Zeiger (Bluefish Swim Club) 4:22.48 8. Reed Malone (New Tier Swim Club) 4:05.62
   
800 Freestyle 1500 Freestyle
1. Katie Ledecky (Nation’s Capital Swim Club) 8:22.41 1. Liam Egan (Crimson Aquatics) 15:33.79
2. Leah Stevens (Lakeside Swim Team) 8:41.70 2. Janardana Burns (Mission Viejo Nadadores) 15:34.16
3. Rebecca Mann (Clearwater Aquatic Team) 8:41.93 3. David Heron (Mission Viejo Nadadores) 15:35.90
4. Isabella Rongione (The Fish) 8:44.92 4. Patrick Ransford (PACK Swim Team of Pittsford) 15:38.34
5. Kendall Brent (Swim Florida) 8:47.64 5. Matthew Hirschberger (Clearwater Aquatic Team) 15:44.44
6. Miriam Stinson (Nashville Aquatic Club) 8:49.07 6. Logan Samuelson (Swim Florida) 15:50.34
7. Cassandra Jernberg (Schroeder YMCA Swim Team) 8:49.60 7. Logan Houck (Sandpipers of Nevada) 16:02.13
8. Ariel Finke (St Petersburg Aquatics) 8:50.15 8. Matthew Johnson (Canyons Aquatic Club) 16:15.33
   
100 Breaststroke 100 Breaststroke
1. Emily Kopas (Unattached) 1:10.11 1. Carsten Vissering (Nation’s Capital Swim Club) 1:02.97
2. Kennedy Lohman (Lakeside Swim team) 1:10.13 2. Nicholas Silverthorn (Pleasanton Seahawks) 1:03.56
3. Lilly King (Newburgh Sea Creatures) 1:10.24 3. Andrew Seliskar (Nation’s Capital Swim Club) 1:03.66
4. Heidi Poppe (Crow Canyon County Club Sharks) 1:13.53 4. Ross Palazzo (Hudson Explorer Aquatic Team) 1:03.89
5. Miranda Tucker (Plymouth – Canton Cruisers) 1:14.67 5. Zachary Stevens (Puma Aquatic Team) 1:04.02
  6. Jacob Molacek (Greater Omaha Aquatics) 1:05.82
   
200 Breaststroke 200 Breaststroke
1. Bethany Leap (Sarasota YMCA Sharks) 2:31.69 1. Carsten Vissering (Nation’s Capital Swim Club) 2:15.85
2. Ali Szekely (Central Bucks Swim Team) 2:31.92 2. Curtis Ogren (Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics) 2:19.70
3. Emily Kopas (Unattached) 2:32.58 3. Zachary Stevens (Puma Aquatic Team) 2:22.14
4. Katherine Drabot (Ozaukee Aquatics) 2:32.82  
5. Lauren James (North Baltimore Aquatic Club) 2:33.32  
6. Brooke Zeiger (Bluefish Swim Club) 2:35.87  
7. Peyton Greenberg (Lakeside Swim Team) 2:36.18  
8. Miranda Tucker (Plymouth – Canton Cruisers) 2:37.36  
   
100 Backstroke 100 Backstroke
1. Kathleen Baker (SwimMAC Carolina) 1:00.62 1. Ryan Murphy (Bolles School Sharks) 53.38
2. Kylie Stewart (Dynamo Swim Club) 1:01.46 2. Ryan Harty (Greenwood Memorial Swim Club) 55.31
3. Clara Smiddy (Aqua Kids Sharks) 1:01.67 3. Connor Green (Bluefish Swim Club) 56.62
4. Claire Adams (Carmel Swim Club) 1:02.20 4. Jack Manchester (SwimMAC Carolina) 57.12
5. Taylor Garcia (Unattached) 1:02.27 5. Matthew Josa (SwimMAC Carolina) 57.21
6. Amy Bilquist (Scottsdale Aquatic Club) 1:02.33 6. Jason Chen (Pleasanton Seahawks) 57.67
7. Courtney Mykkanen (Irvine Novaquatics) 1:02.51 7. Kyle Gornay (Redlands Swim Team) 57.90
8. Elise Haan (T2 Aquatics) 1:02.76 8. David Puczkowski (CLASS Aquatics) 58.31
   
200 Backstroke 200 Backstroke
1. Kathleen Baker (SwimMAC Carolina) 2:10.23 1. Ryan Murphy (Bolles School Sharks) 1:56.37
2. Kylie Stewart (Dynamo Swim Club) 2:11.46 2. Alexander Katz (Sarasota YMCA Sharks) 1:58.95
3. Clara Smiddy (Aqua Kids Sharks) 2:11.53 3. Connor Green (Bluefish Swim Club) 1:59.88
4. Kaitlin Harty (Greenwood Memorial Swim Club) 2:13.35 4. Corey Okubo (Aquazot Swim Club) 2:01.47
5. Hannah Moore (Triangle Aquatics Club Titans) 2:13.61 5. Ryan Harty (Greenwood Memorial Swim Club) 2:02.18
6. Courtney Mykkanen (Irvine Novaquatics) 2:13.83 6. Curtis Ogren (Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics) 2:02.57
7. Elise Haan (T2 Aquatics) 2:14.72 7. Brock Turner (Dayton Raiders) 2:02.83
8. Ali Szekely (Central Bucks Swim Team) 2:15.08 8. Jack Manchester (SwimMAC Carolina) 2:03.72
   
100 Butterfly 100 Butterfly
1. Katie McLaughlin (Mission Viejo Nadadores) 59.70 1. Justin Lynch (Terrapins Swim Team) 52.75
2. Cassidy Bayer (Nation’s Capital Swim Club) 59.99 2. Matthew Josa (SwimMAC Carolina) 52.76
3. Courtney Weaver (Flint “Y” Falcons) 1:00.75 3. Santo Condorelli (Bolles School Sharks) 53.55
4. Lindsey Engel (JCC Waves) 1:00.96 4. Kyle Gornay (Redlands Swim Team) 54.10
5. Sonia Wang (Redlands Swim Team) 1:01.11 5. Aaron Whitaker (Duneland Swim Club) 54.15
6. Elsa Welshofer (SwimMAC Carolina) 1:01.69 6. Andrew Liang (Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics) 54.56
7. Megan Kingsley (Mount Pleasant Swim Club) 1:02.04 7. Andrew Seliskar (Nation’s Capital Swim Club) 55.15
8. Madison Wright (Kingfish Aquatic Club) 1:02.34 8. Michael Domagala (Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics) 55.10
   
200 Butterfly 200 Butterfly
1. Katie McLaughlin (Mission Viejo Nadadores) 2:10.41 1. Andrew Seliskar (Nation’s Capital Swim Club) 1:57.48
2. Rebecca Mann (Clearwater Aquatic Team) 2:10.46 2. Justin Lynch (Terrapins Swim Team) 1:58.82
3. Madison Wright (Kingfish Aquatic Club) 2:11.18 3. Corey Okubo (Aquazot Swim Club) 1:59.31
4. Courtney Weaver (Flint “Y” Falcons) 2:11.38 4. James Yoder (Stingrays) 2:00.39
5. Cassidy Bayer (Nation’s Capital Swim Club) 2:11.44 5. William Buese (North Baltimore Aquatic Club) 2:01.56
6. Megan Kingsley (Mount Pleasant Swim Club) 2:11.45  
7. Caitlin Casazza (SwimMAC Carolina) 2:14.68  
8. Remedy Rule (Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club) 2:15.13  
   
200 Individual Medley 200 Individual Medley
1. Katherine Drabot (Ozaukee Aquatics) 2:15.89 1. Gunnar Bentz (Dynamo Swim Club) 2:00.88
2. Cierra Runge (North Baltimore Aquatic Club) 2:16.03 2. Andrew Seliskar (Nation’s Capital Swim Club) 2:01.81
3. Kylie Stewart (Dynamo Swim Club) 2:17.13 3. Ryan Harty (Greenwood Memorial Swim Club) 2:03.62
4. Brooke Zeiger (Bluefish Swim Club) 2:17.20 4. Ryan Murphy (Bolles School Sharks) 2:03.88
5. Heidi Miller (Fox Chapel Killer Whales) 2:17.93 5. Curtis Ogren (Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics) 2:04.26
6. Mary Pelton (North Baltimore Aquatic Club) 2:18.03 6. Corey Okubo (Aquazot Swim Club) 2:04.47
7. Sonia Wang (Redlands Swim Team) 2:18.64 7. Michael Domagala (Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics) 2:06.06
8. Hannah Moore (Triangle Aquatics Club Titans) 2:18.80 8. Colin Ellington (YMCA Triangle Area Swim Team) 2:08.43
   
400 Individual Medley 400 Individual Medley
1. Rebecca Mann (Clearwater Aquatic Team) 4:42.46 1. Gunnar Bentz (Dynamo Swim Club) 4:17.52
2. Brooke Zeiger (Bluefish Swim Club) 4:44.93 2. Corey Okubo (Aquazot Swim Club) 4:19.87
3. Katherine Drabot (Ozaukee Aquatics) 4:47.56 3. Curtis Ogren (Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics) 4:20.18
4. Kylie Stewart (Dynamo Swim Club) 4:48.42 4. Andrew Seliskar (Nation’s Capital Swim Club) 4:20.96
5. Hannah Moore (Triangle Aquatics Club Titans) 4:49.63 5. Alexander Katz (Sarasota YMCA Sharks) 4:22.53
6. Leah Stevens (Lakeside Swim Team) 4:50.65 6. Ryan Harty (Greenwood Memorial Swim Club) 4:25.86
7. Sonia Wang (Redlands Swim Team) 4:51.30 7. Austin Quinn (Lake Erie Silver Dolphins) 4:39.51
8. Megan Kingsley (Mount Pleasant Swim Club) 4:51.70 8. Gavin Colley (North Baltimore Aquatic Club) 4:39.67

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aswimfan

Probably not the best place to comment on, but I have just taken a glance at the list of textile world record, and was very surprised to find out that Michael Phelps only has 1 textile WR (200 fly), while Ryan Lochte has 3 textile WRs (200 back, 200/400 IM) !!

Ryan Lochte is very underrated!

figurine

that’s the problem with the shiny & shinier suits of 08 & 09. phelps and others may still hold textile bests from those years- had they had a chance to be wearing textile at the time.
of course, we will never know…

aswimfan

Definitely not 2009. He trained sporadically during the hangover after 2008. Remember that famous photo of Phelps and bong? As for 2008, I argue that his 2007 was actually his peak and faster/better/more impressive than his 2008. He set his lifetime bests (and still until now, shiny or textile suits) of 100/200 back and 200 breast in 2007. In 2007 Melbourne worlds, he also won all his individual events in WRs, with the exception of Crocker’s ridiculous 100 fly. And he would have also won 8 golds had USA not DQed in the 400MR prelims. Now, applying the general conservative consensus/rule of 1 second per 100 m for shiny suits and adjusting his 2008 Beijing times, it is clear that… Read more »

mcgillrocks

the LRZ was only 50% polyurethane so i’d say the advantage is at most half a second per 100. also phelps wore legskins on many of his races, including the 400 IM, 200 fly and 100 fly, which has to reduce the benefit even more. i still think he’d hold at 400 IM WR is he was in textile for sure. 200 free probably not considering he wore a body suit i also want to say that almost everOlympic record was broken in 2012. On the mens side EVERY individual record fell except for the 50, 100 and the events Phelps swam. a) If that doesn’t show how far head Phelps was then what would? and b) regardless of suit,… Read more »

aswimfan

So you believe that LZR only gives half second per second? Fine. This means you actually truly believe that in 2008 Eamon Sullivan would still swim 47.50 and 21.5 in textile? By the way, Sullivan’s textile PBs are 48.42 and 21.88 So, let’s say you are right, and LZR gives only an advantage of only 0.5 seconds per 100, this means that Phelps’ Beijing times would be (in textile): 200 free 1:43.46 100 fly 51.08 200 fly 1:53.03 200 IM 1:55.23 400 IM 4:05.84 As you can see, that means, had he been in textile, the only WRs he broke in Beijing would have been 200 free and 400 IM. And as we know now, those 200 free and 400… Read more »

bobo gigi

And what do you deduce???? Ian Thorpe hasn’t world records anymore. Mark Spitz hasn’t world records anymore. And all the world records MP has broken before 2008? And the textile suits of today compared with the swim briefs of before? Seriously, this comment is weird. Anyway, the records are made to be broken. And it’s stupid to compare times over different periods. Training, video, food, everything is made today for the young swimmers to swim faster than 10 years ago. It doesn’t mean obviously they are better. The records disappear but the men’s and women’s legacies remain. Mr Lochte isn’t underrated. Most of the times at the world championships and at the olympic games he has been beaten by Michael… Read more »

aswimfan

Calm down Bobo!!!

I am in no way disparaging Michael Phelps!

who says records are not made to be broken?

I am only offering an argument that Ryan Lochte is under-rated, that’s all. Did I say that Lochte is greater than Phelps? Did I say that Lochte needs to be in the same conversation as phelps?

NO.
so you need to stop getting hysterical.

Glad you bring up Thorpe. As for Thorpe, he still has 1 textile WR standing, the same as Phelps. In fact, CMIIW, it is the longest standing male textile WR ever. Can’t think of any previous WR that stood longer than Thorpe’s 400 free.

mcgillrocks

“Glad you bring up Thorpe. As for Thorpe, he still has 1 textile WR standing, the same as Phelps. In fact, CMIIW, it is the longest standing male textile WR ever. Can’t think of any previous WR that stood longer than Thorpe’s 400 free.”

that’s actually funny when you think about it. women have this history of great WRs that have lasted nearly 20 years- Meagher, Evans, Egersegi, Fraser all had records that lasted upwards of 15 years

the longest official mens record i found- Mike Barroman in the 200 breaststroke from 1989 to 2002. A “mere” 13 years. Other than that, Thorpe’s textile WR may be the longest ever, in it’s 14th year

aswimfan

That’s why I said men’s textile WR, because many women WRs lasted for so long while the number of men WRs that lasted more than a mere 5 years is very rare. Also, Mike Barrowman’s last WR was set in 1992, not 1989. You cannot take the first WR he set because in the time frame between 1989 and 2002 there were many swimmers who went under his WR time. Barrowman’s 200 breast WR was set in 29 July 1992 and broken by Kitajima in 2 October 2002 = 10 years and 2 months Pieter VDH’s 100 free WR was set in 19 September 2000 and broken by Magnussen in 24 July 2011 = 10 years and 10 months The… Read more »

aswimfan

I meant to write:

“You cannot take the first WR he set because in the time frame between 1989 and 2002 there were many swimmers who went under his FIRST WR time.”

Aswimfan.. just to remember.. that in 2011 Cielo matched PVH textile best at Pan American Games.. 47.84

aswimfan

Rafael,

I remember that, but Cielo swam 47.84 in Guadalajara Pan Ams which was in the third week of October 2011, by that time Magnussen already went under PVDH’s record twice becaue 2011 Shanghai Worlds was in July 2011.

So, Cielo’s 47.84 bears no relevance in this matter.

aswimfan

Also, you are saying that:

“Training, video, food, everything is made today for the young swimmers to swim faster than 10 years ago.”

Lochte is not a young swimmer, he is actually older than Phelps.

SwimFanFinland

In relation to your converstation I’m sure you’re all aware of the New York Times’ illustrative series, Racing Against History. In case of you haven’t seen those:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/08/01/sports/olympics/racing-against-history.html?_r=0

As for records and medalists, the narrator ends his story quite aptly: “no longer the best ever, just the best of their time”. This is exactly why we should appreciate simple medaling more. If we want to use world records as the yardstick of performance, I would prefer the quantity of world records broken by an athlete. It may tell us something about how superior athlete was over her/his career.

This wasn’t an argument for/against Phelps/Lochte. I don’t even know which one has set more of them.

aswimfan

Thanks for this. Is interesting for those who do not know about elite performances, but it contains many fallacies, such as failure to mention the shiny suit effect for 2008, and laughably, the narrator also offer a prediction that a 45 second 100 m will be set by 2024, using linear extrapolation. Although I agree with “no longer the best ever, just the best of their time”. As for the number/quantity of world records as the yardstick of performance, I agree, but it only tells half of the story. We need to also consider the “quality” of the WR. Egerszegi only broke 200 back WR once, but that 2:06.61 lasted for 20 years until Franklin went under it in 2011… Read more »

mcgillrocks

not necessarily

if an athlete peaks early then he may have his best time at the beginning of his career and set “only” one WR, even if he broke it by a full second

for instance grant hackett set only one LC WR in 2001. That doesn’t do justice to the fact he lopped off seven seconds and swam a time that is still the third fastest ever, making him he second fastest swimmer ever in the race

Philip Johnson

I agree and he gets the most critcism, although he’s one of the most consistent swimmers out there.

Law Dawg

Honestly, this whole conversation, while interesting to discuss, is mostly just speculation. The super suits had vastly different effects on different swimmers based on their size, stroke,race strategy,mental attitude etc. If you naturally swam low in the water, a 1 second edge per 100 may very well be accurate. Que Mr. Sullivan, who obviously got a huge boost. If you naturally swim high in the water, its benefits were marginal. I think most can agree that swimming high in the water was Phelps’ strong point. He wasn’t utterly massive or strong, just smooth and long. This trend was really clear in highschool/age group swimmers. If they had bad/under-developed technique but were big and strong: they got a huge boost. Will… Read more »

aswimfan

And yet you are also speculating here.

aswimfan

The conversion times were based on a very conservative 0.5 seconds per 100 m that McGillRocks offered.

If you believe that the shiny suits did not give advantage to Phelps, you can have your opinion.

But the fact remains that Lochte has 3 textile world records while Phelps has 1.

In no way this is to diminish Phelps’ greatness, but this is just to highlight Lochte’s greatness.

mcgillrocks

to some of us it seems to be an affront on Phelps, since you seem to be implying Lochte is better at two of Phelps’ signature events

i don’t hate of lochte (IMO 5th best all time) but i still think Phelps was better

aswimfan

You got it wrong.

I consider Phelps to be the greatest swimmer of all time, and this comparison is to highlight that Lochte’s achievements which is astonishing, where at the end of the last major championships they swam together (2012 London), Phelps has 1 textile WR while Lochte has 3.

That’s why I think Lochte is underrated.

shiki

Ledecky,Mann and Murphy had competed at the international competition for the USA national team, and Manuel will compete this month.

Are they eligible to be selected to this Junior World Championship Team?

Hmmm

Think you might be missing a few names. Jack Conger comes to mind

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