US Paralympic Swimming Names 2022 National Teams

US Paralympics Swimming has announced their 2022 National Teams.

The squad is split into three groups, Standard A, Standard B, and Standard C, with different requirements and benefits for each group.

the National A Team Standards are equal to the 3rd place times in the IPC world rankings, National B Team Standards are 5% slower than A Team Standards, and National C Team Standards are 10% slower than A Team Standards.

Among the benefits for athletes within the USOPC National Team program are:

  1. USOPC Athlete Stipend (Attachment B).
  2. Operation Gold for the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
  3. Swimming Additional Athlete Support Programs
  4. USOPC Elite Athlete Health Insurance Program
  5. Air transportation (or ground equivalent), lodging, ground transportation, meal per diem, and coaching support at designated U.S. Paralympics Swimming training and competition activities.
  6. USOPC Athlete Career & Education Program (https://www.teamusa.org/athleteresources/athlete-career-and-education-program).
  7. U.S. Paralympics National Team uniform.
  8. Access to training at the CSOPTC.
  9. Access to Service providers including nutrition, sports psych, etc.

See the full 2021 national team document here.

National A Team athletes receive a monthly stipend of $1,200 plus $1,000 quarterly in travel and training stipend, National B Team athletes receive a monthly stipend of $600 plus $750 quarterly in travel and training stipend, while National C Team athletes receive $375 in quarterly travel and training stipend.

Included among the “A” Standard squad is 29-time Paralympic medalist Jessica Long. The 29-year old Long has competed at 5 Paralympic Games, and last summer added 3 more gold medals to her tally in Tokyo (along with 2 silver and 1 bronze).

Other Tokyo 2020 gold medalists on the roster for the U.S. include Evan Austin (S7 50 fly), Robert Griswold (S8 100 back and 100 fly), Hannah Aspden (S9 100 back, 400 medley relay), Mikaela Jenkins (S10 100 fly, 400 medley relay), Elizabeth Marks (S6 100 backstroke), Anastasia Pagonis (S11 400 free), Gia Pergolini (S13 100 backstroke), Morgan Stickney(S8 400 free, 400 medley relay), and Mallory Weggemann (S7 100 backstroke).

Overall, the US finished with 15 gold medals at the Paralympic Games, third-most behind China and the Russian Paralympic Committee; and 35 total medals, the fifth-most behind China, Russian Paralympic Committee, Ukraine, and Italy.

National A Team:

National B Team:

  • Parker Egbert
  • Rudy Garcia-Tolson
  • McClain Hermes
  • Keegan Knott
  • Makayla Nietzel
  • Joey Peppersack
  • Martha Ruether
  • Summer Schmit
  • Zachary Shattuck
  • Natalie Sims

National C Team:

  • Yaseen El-Demerdash
  • David Gelfalnd
  • Noah Jaffe
  • Audrey Kim
  • Jeff Lovett
  • Elise Morley
  • Cali Prochaska
  • Benjamin Ramirez
  • Morgan Ray
  • Adin Williams
  • Taylor Winnett

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