U.S. National Team Tracker: Top 6s After Pan American Games

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:

  • Singapore World Cup: August 15-17
  • World Junior Championships: August 20-25

We profiled the benefits and specific perks of National Team status a few years ago, but the most notable benefits include access to monthly stipends from USA Swimming, meet reimbursements and elite athlete health insurance, plus access to the U.S. Olympic Training Center. As the qualifying period ends, we’ll take a closer look at specific funding, which is based on world ranks – those are subject to change at this point, but will come into better focus when the qualifying period wraps up. Swimmers with top 8 world ranks will receive the top level of funding and swimmers ranked between 9 and 16 worldwide will get a lower level of funding.

SELECTION CRITERA:

Here’s a look at how the 2019-2020 U.S. National Team will be selected. You can see the full criteria here.

  • Top 6 athletes in each individual Olympic event
    • 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.

Women’s

50 free
Simone Manuel 24.05
Abbey Weitzeil 24.47
Erika Brown 24.71
Margo Geer 24.78
Olivia Smoliga 24.83
Gretchen Walsh 24.85
100 free
Simone Manuel 52.04
Mallory Comerford 53.10
Abbey Weitzeil 53.18
Margo Geer 54.09
Gretchen Walsh 54.13
Erika Brown 54.13
200 free
Katie Ledecky 1:55.78
Katie McLaughlin 1:56.48
Allison Schmitt 1:56.97
Simone Manuel 1:57.24
Leah Smith 1:57.40
Gabby DeLoof 1:57.62
400 free
Katie Ledecky 3:59.28
Leah Smith 4:01.29
Kaersten Meitz 4:05.80
Melanie Margalis 4:06.35
Ally McHugh 4:07.08
Haley Anderson 4:07.77
Ashley Twichell 4:07.77
800 free
Katie Ledecky 8:10.70
Leah Smith 8:16.33
Ally McHugh 8:26.04
Erica Sullivan 8:26.13
Sierra Schmidt 8:27.13
Ashley Twichell 8:27.36
1500 free
Katie Ledecky 15:45.59
Ashley Twichell 15:54.19
Erica Sullivan 15:55.25
Ally McHugh 16:05.98
Kensey McMahon 16:09.80
Sierra Schmidt 16:10.12
100 back
Regan Smith 58.45
Olivia Smoliga 58.73
Kathleen Baker 59.03
Katharine Berkoff 59.29
Phoebe Bacon 59.47
Elise Haan 59.62
200 back
Regan Smith 2:03.35
Lisa Bratton 2:07.91
Kathleen Baker 2:08.08
Alex Walsh 2:08.30
Hali Flickinger 2:08.36
Isabelle Stadden 2:08.39
100 breast
Lilly King 1:04.93
Annie Lazor 1:06.03
Breeja Larson 1:06.78
Bethany Galat 1:07.13
Melanie Margalis 1:07.20
Kaitlyn Dobler 1:07.23
200 breast
Annie Lazor 2:20.77
Lilly King 2:21.39
Bethany Galat 2:21.84
Emily Escobedo 2:22.87
Madisyn Cox 2:23.84
Micah Sumrall 2:23.88
100 fly
Kelsi Dahlia 57.06
Katie McLaughlin 57.23
Kendyl Stewart 57.51
Amanda Kendall 57.51
Aly Tetzloff 57.70
Torri Huske 57.80
200 fly
Hali Flickinger 2:05.96
Katie Drabot 2:06.59
Regan Smith 2:07.26
Lillie Nordmann 2:07.43
Dakota Luther 2:07.76
Charlotte Hook 2:07.87
200 IM
Melanie Margalis 2:08.91
Madisyn Cox 2:10.00
Kathleen Baker 2:10.65
Ella Eastin 2:10.72
Alex Walsh 2:11.24
Meghan Small 2:11.36
400 IM
Emma Weyant 4:35.47
Brooke Forde 4:36.06
Ella Eastin 4:37.18
Madisyn Cox 4:37.23
Makayla Sargent 4:37.95
Ally McHugh 4:38.32

Men’s

50 free
Caeleb Dressel 21.04
Michael Andrew 21.62
Ryan Held 21.87
Nathan Adrian 21.87
Michael Chadwick 21.95
Robert Howard (T-6) 22.00
Bowe Becker (T-6) 22.00
100 free
Caeleb Dressel 46.96
Ryan Held 47.39
Maxime Rooney 47.61
Blake Pieroni 47.87
Tate Jackson 47.88
Zach Apple 48.01
200 free
Kieran Smith 1:46.21
Townley Haas 1:46.37
Dean Farris 1:46.45
Luca Urlando 1:46.51
Blake Pieroni 1:46.62
Andrew Seliksar 1:46.74
400 free
Zane Grothe 3:45.78
Jake Mitchell 3:48.09
Bobby Finke 3:48.17
Eric Knowles 3:48.34
Mitch D’Arrigo 3:48.39
Andrew Abruzzo 3:48.41
800 free
Bobby Finke 7:47.58
Zane Grothe 7:50.14
Jordan Wilimovsky 7:53.11
Michael Brinegar 7:54.56
Andrew Abruzzo 7:54.70
Ross Dant 7:56.03
1500 free
Bobby Finke 14:51.15
Zane Grothe 14:56.10
Jordan Wilimovsky 14:59.94
Michael Brinegar 15:00.82
Arik Katz 15:05.93
Nick Norman 15:09.29
100 back
Ryan Murphy 52.44
Shaine Casas 52.72
Matt Grevers 52.82
Michael Andrew 53.40
Jacob Pebley 53.40
Justin Ress 53.47
200 back
Ryan Murphy 1:54.12
Austin Katz 1:55.57
Shaine Casas 1:55.79
Jacob Pebley 1:56.35
Clark Beach 1:57.14
Bryce Mefford 1:57.39
100 breast
Andrew Wilson 58.95
Cody Miller 59.24
Ian Finnerty 59.49
Michael Andrew 59.52
Devon Nowicki 59.69
Brandon Fischer 59.86
200 breast
Will Licon 2:07.62
Andrew Wilson 2:07.77
Nic Fink 2:08.16
Josh Prenot 2:08.77
Cody Miller 2:08.98
Daniel Roy 2:09.50
100 fly
Caeleb Dressel 49.50
Maxime Rooney 50.68
Jack Conger 51.21
Andrew Seliskar 51.34
Jack Saunderson 51.36
Tom Shields 51.59
200 fly
Luca Urlando 1:53.84
Zach Harting 1:55.26
Miles Smachlo 1:55.94
Nicolas Albiero 1:56.05
Trenton Julian 1:56.09
Tom Shields 1:56.12
200 IM
Chase Kalisz 1:56.78
Michael Andrew 1:57.49
Abrahm DeVine 1:57.66
Ryan Lochte 1:57.76
Carson Foster 1:58.69
Shaine Casas 1:58.83
400 IM
Jay Litherland 4:09.22
Charlie Swanson 4:11.46
Bobby Finke 4:13.15
Carson Foster 4:13.39
Chase Kalisz 4:13.45
Sean Grieshop 4:13.90

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PK Doesn't Like His Long Name

Oooh, a 50 free and a 400 free swim off! Bobby Hurley is excited!

SwimMom

If Elise Haan is retiring, will the next eligible swimmer move into her spot?

Nance

… and Madyson Cox, also.

Gen D

I think she said she was retiring after the 2020 games?

Correct. Madisyn’s plan is to swim out the 2019-2020 season and then retire, so she’ll swim through this National Team season.

Superfan

I know many Olympians who retired after their Olympics kept their funding even if they weren’t training as a “reward” by USA swimming or USOC. And Olympians are the only ones who get funding the year after Olympics no matter how they are world ranked.

Nance

Thanks for clarification on this, Gen D and Braden.

channel

With Elise Haan’s retirement, do they pull the 7th fastest 100 backstroker, or just have 5 effective spots? Or does she still get the national team benefits without actually swimming anymore?

Justhereforfun

Pretty sure she will lose the national team benefits if she retire, not sure about the replacement thing tho

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