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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Sophie
9 years ago

It’s exciting to see swimmers Bayer and Rongione up there! They are both so young and to be that fast at that young of an age is very exciting! I will like to see how they do the rest of this Summer and maybe break a few NAG records how they both did as 12year olds!

fan
9 years ago

I believe a swimmer can currently be on the National Team and Junior National Team at the same time. Doesn’t make sense to me. If you achieve National Team eligibility, you shouldn’t be on the Junior National Team also.

fan
Reply to  fan
9 years ago

I’m referring to the National Junior Team when I wrote Junior National Team.

joker
Reply to  fan
9 years ago

Rebecca Mann (800 free), Olivia Smoliga (100 back), Kylie Stewart (200 back), Chase Kalisz (200/400 IM), Jacob Pebley (200 back), and possibly others are listed on both rosters for 2012-2013. My guess is that once you compete at a certain international level meet, you cannot be on both rosters, but every year it changes.

Speaking of changing every year, USA Swimming did not include this on the published criteria for 2013-2014:
“Athletes who competed at the Olympic Games, World Championships [LCM or SCM], World University Games, Pan American Games or Pan Pacs for the USA National Team are not eligible to be named to this team.”

Unless 6 girls go faster, it looks like Missy and Katie are back… Read more »

Hoping
9 years ago

I also hope that Simone and Katie turn down their spots on the Jr team (assuming their times hold). The previous USA swimming rules seemed to make more sense– if you make a higher team you can’t be on the lower one. Not sure why they moved away from that.

Gid
9 years ago

Agreed. The Jr meet would be a let down after Worlds. I can’t see any reason why those going to World Champs would also attend Jr Worlds. I’m quite surprised they are even eligible.

DDias
9 years ago

It will be a tough battle between USAXAustraliaXRussia in Junior Champs.

Helmet
9 years ago

I would be surprised if Simone and Ledecky go to Jr Worlds after Worlds. Any word on if they would actually attend?

pvk
Reply to  Helmet
9 years ago

I seriously doubt either of them will. No offense, but Olympic level athletes are probably slightly beyond this meet.

barbotus
9 years ago

A question about this sentence: “Despite USA Swimming ranking some events down to 8th place, those currently ranked lower than 6th are already eliminated from consideration.”

Seems to me that while this will be true come the completion of US Open and Juniors, these swimmers have the opportunity to better their rankings by swimming a time at US Open or Juniors that is one of the top 6 times after times are integrated for eligible swimmers.

Probably just me being pedantic, but I believe that swimmers currently ranked lower than 6th are not yet eliminated. If they don’t swim faster and improve ranking at Open or Juniors they will be. But the sentence as written suggests that they cannot make… Read more »

Hmmm
9 years ago

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

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