U.S. National Team Tracker: Top 6s After Pan American Games
With 13 days and two major international meets remaining in the qualifying period, here's an update on the top 6 Americans in each event after Pan Ams. Archive photo via Mike Lewis/Ola Vista Photography
The Pan American Games have wrapped up, with significant impacts to the swimmers in line for 2019-2020 U.S. National Team status. Here’s a look at the current top 6 in each event, with only 13 days remaining in the qualifying period.
here are two major meets remaining within the qualifying period, though athletes could also qualify through any FINA or USA Swimming sanctioned meet:
as determined by FINA.org’s World Rankings from January 1, 2019 through August 25, 2019
Rankings will be pulled from the FINA site on September 3 (giving swimmers a chance to make sure their time is included in the database)
Prelims, semifinals and finals (A, B, C and D) from all USA Swimming or FINA sanctioned meets are eligible
Relay leadoffs, time trials, swim-offs and intermediate splits are not eligible
Note: we did our best to pull out the top 6 swimmers over the qualifying period while factoring out time trials and relay leadoffs, but it’s possible we missed a swim or two here. If you notice one, please let us know in the comments and we will update accordingly. Just don’t bring up Regan Smith‘s medley relay leadoff without reading the bullet point directly above this one.
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