These can serve as "times to beat" for the Pan Ams swimmers, as well as those swimming other meets between now and August 25, when the selection period ends. Archive photo via Jack Spitser/Spitser Photography
U.S. Nationals 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 the Pan American Games set to provide another wave of potential qualifiers this week.
These times can serve as “times to beat” for the Pan Ams swimmers, as well as those swimming the World Cup or other meets between now and August 25, when the selection period ends.
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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