USA Swimming Announces 2013-2014 National Team

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 18

September 03rd, 2013 National, News

USA Swimming has revealed the 2013-2014 edition of the National Team today, and for the first time in over a decade, it will not include Michael Phelps.

The story here is hard to tell; the biggest names on the team are the obvious names on the team: Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin, Natalie Coughlin, Katie Ledecky, Tyler Clary, and Elizabeth Beisel.

The team is comprised of the top 6 results from the World Championship Trials, the U.S. Open, the World University Games, and the World Championships. That means multiple instances, including Karlee Bispo and Chelsea Chenault, of swimmers who were on the World Championship Team, but did not qualify for the National Team.

Some new faces on the women’s squad include Sarah Denninghoff, who completed a breakout season by qualifying in both the 100 and 200 backstroke. Maya DiRado isn’t new to the team, but qualifying in the 200 fly, an event that was almost a throwaway for her at World Championship Trials but ended up being a Worlds qualifier, was a surprise.

Young Tennessee swimmer Molly Hannis made the team for the first time, and Katie Freeman returned to the roster after an absence.

Some very young swimmers, like Megan Kingsley and Kathleen Baker, benefited from a lack of depth in the senior ranks to snatch their spots on the squad. Kiera Janzen, the U.S. Open champion, jumped some folks by winning the 200 free at the U.S. Open in 1:58.28.

And then there’s Haley Anderson. She qualified for Worlds in the 5km open water race, but as that’s not a National Team selector, it’s actually the 800 free in the pool that puts her on this roster.

On the men’s squad, there’s not a ton of youth, with one exception being the backstrokes. There, Ryan Murphy qualified for both teams, and Penn State’s Shane Ryan qualified 5th in the 100 back. Gunnar Bentz was another junior swimmer on this roster, though again there’s nothing like we see on the women’s team.

Note: Shane Ryan has dual citizenship, but it appears as though he’ll be pushing ahead with his quest to represent the United States instead of Ireland.

Michael Wynalda from Michigan, with his 1:47.59 from the semi-finals of the World University Games, took the 6th spot in the men’s 200 free, which bumped World Championship qualifier Michael Klueh out of that event (though he easily qualified in the 400). It also kept his teammate Connor Jaeger out of that event, specifically, but again he easily qualified in other races.

Nicholas Caldwell, once a standard of the Junior National Team, made the squad thanks to his 3:51.14 in the 400 free from the U.S. Open. That’s a good first step after transferring from Florida to Wisconsin this year.

The full roster with events, club, and hometown. followed by more information about the top 6 rankings. (Note that clubs listed are official registered clubs).

In total, 111 swimmers made this year’s pool and open water National Teams, a huge increase from the 99 in the 2012-2013 season. This speaks to a much wider distribution of those top spots, specifically on the men’s side. This year, the men’s team had 58 swimmers, as compared to just 45 last year (partially due to Phelps’ retirement freeing up so many positions). The women’s side this year saw 53 this year, about the same as the 54 last year.

To see the full event-by-event rankings, their times, and which meets they came from, see this document.

National Team
Women Stroke Hometown Club
Adams, Cammile 200 FL Cypress, Texas Aggie Swim Club
Anderson, Haley 800 FR Granite Bay, Calif. Trojan Swim Club
Baker, Kathleen 200 BK Winston-Salem, N.C. SwimMAC Carolina
Baxter, Tristin 10K Open Water Fresno, Calif. Clovis Swim Club/Arizona State
Beisel, Elizabeth 200 BK, 200/400 IM Saunderstown, R.I. Bluefish Swim Club/Florida
Bootsma, Rachel 100 BK Eden Prairie, Minn. California Aquatics
Brunemann, Emily 10K Open Water Crescent Springs, Ky. Club Wolverine
Coughlin, Natalie 50/100 FR Vallejo, Calif. California Aquatics
Denninghoff, Sarah 100/200 BK Tucson, Ariz. Texas Longhorn Aquatics
DiRado, Maya 200 FR, 200 FL, 400 IM Santa Rosa, Calif. Stanford Swimming
Donahue, Claire 100 FL Lenoir City, Tenn. Western Kentucky University
Erika Erndl 100 FL Naples, Fla. td>

T2 Aquatics
Fabian, Eva 10k Open Water Keene, N.H. Greenwood Memorial Swim Club/Yale
Franklin, Missy 100/200 FR, 100/200 BK, Centennial, Colo. Colorado Stars
Freeman, Katie 200 BR Concord, Calif. Santa Barbara Swim Club
Geer, Margo 50/100 FR Milford Center, Ohio Tucson Ford Dealer Aquatics
Hannis, Molly 100 BR Santa Rosa, Calif. Tennessee Aquatics
Hardy, Jessica 100 BR Long Beach, Calif. Trojan Swim Club
Harrington, Lauren 200 FL Mempthis, Tennessee Athens Bulldogs Swim Club
Hawthorne, Meghan 400 IM Granada Hills, Calif. Unattached/USC
Henry, Sarah 200/400 IM, 400/800 FR Garner, N.C. Aggie Swim Club
Janzen, Kiera 200 FR Robbinsdale, Minn. Minnesota Aquatics
Jennings, Christine 10K Open Water Longmont, Colo. RallySport Aquatic Club
Kingsley, Megan 200 FL Mount Pleasant, S.C. Mount Pleasant Swim Club
Larson, Breeja 100/200 BR Mesa, Ariz. Aggie Swim Club
Lawrence, Micah 100/200 BR Pflugerville, Texas SwimMAC Carolina/Auburn
Ledecky, Katie 200/400/800 FR Bethesda, Md. Nation’s Capitol Swim Club
Lee, Felicia 100 FL Wayne, N.J. Stanford Swimming
Leverenz, Caitlin 200/400 IM Tucson, Ariz. California Aquatics
Li, Celina 200/400 IM Pleasanton, Calif. Pleasanton Seahawks
Magnuson,Christine 50 FR, 100 FL Knoxville, Tenn. Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics
Mann, Becca 200 FL, 10K Open Water Homer Glen, Ill. Clearwater Aquatic Team
Manuel, Simone 50/100 FR Sugar Land, Tex. First Colony Swim Team
Margalis, Melanie 200 IM Clearwater, Fla. St. Petersburg Aquatics/Georgia
Martin, Ivy 50 FR Madison, Wisc. Wisconsin Aquatics
Mattern, Jordan 200 FR Aurora, Colo. Athens Bulldogs Swim Club
Mueller, Justine 200 IM Monroe, MI T2 Aquatics
McDermott, Amber 400 FR Mill Creek, Wash. Athens Bulldog Swim Club
McLaughlin, Katie 200 FL Dana Point, Calif. Mission Viejo Nadadores
Peacock, Stephanie 800 FR Cape Coral, Fla. Swim Florida/UNC
Pelton, Elizabeth 100/200 BK Baltimore, Md. California Aquatics
Reaney, Emma 100/200 BR Lawrence, Kan. Irish Aquatics
Romano, Megan 50/100 FR, 100 BK St. Petersburg, Fla. Athens Bulldog Swim Club
Ryan, Gillian 400/800 FR Kutztown, Pa. North Baltimore Aquatic Club
Scott, Olivia 100 FL Aurora, Ill. Auburn University
Smoliga, Olivia 100 BK Glenview, Ill. Glenview Titan Aquatic Club
Sogar, Laura 200 BR Exeter, RI Bluefish Swim Club/Texas
Stewart, Kendyl 200 BK Carlsbad, Calif. North Coast Aquatics/USC
Sutton, Chloe 400/800 FR Mission Viejo, Calif. Mission Viejo Nadadores
Twichell, Ashley 10K Open Water Fayettville, N.Y. Mission Viejo Nadadores
Vollmer, Dana 100 FL Granbury, Tx. California Aquatics
Vreeland, Shannon 100/200 FR Overland Park, Kan. Athens Bulldog Swim Club
Vrooman, Lindsay 400 FR Baden, Penn. Indiana University
Zhu Annie 200 BR Brooklyn, N.Y. North Baltimore Aquatic Club/Georgia
Men Stroke Hometown Club
Adrian, Nathan 50/100 FR Bremerton, Wash. California Aquatics
Alexandrov, Mike 100 BR Champaign, Ill. Trojan Swim Club
Bentz, Gunnar 400 IM Atlanta, Ga. Dynamo Swim Club
Berens, Ricky 100/200 FR Charlotte, N.C. Longhorn Aquatics
Bollier, Bobby 200 FL Mission Hills, Kan. Stanford Swimming
Burckle, Clark 200 BR Louisville, Ky. Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics
Caldwell, Nicholas 400 FR Sarasota, Fla. Unattached
Clary, Tyler 200 BK, 200 FL, 400 IM Riverside, Calif. Club Wolverine
Conger, Jack 200 BK Rockville, Md. Unattached/Machine
Cordes, Kevin 100/200 BR Naperville, Ill. University Of Arizona
Craig, Brad 100 BR Midland, Mich. Tennessee Aquatics
Dwyer, Conor 200 FR, 200 IM Winnetka, Ill. Unattached/North Baltimore Aquatic Club
Ervin, Anthony 50/100 FR Valencia, Calif. California Aquatics
Feigen, Jimmy 50/100 FR San Antonio, Texas Longhorn Aquatics
Fink, Nic 100/200 BR Morristown, N.J. Athens Bulldog Swim Club
Frayler, Arthur 1500 FR, 10K Open Water Ambler, Pa. Germantown Academy Aquatic Club/Florida
Gangloff, Mark 100 BR Akron, Ohio NY Athletic Club/Auburn
Gemmell, Andrew 10K Open Water Wilmington, Del. Nation’s Capital Swim Club/Georgia
Godsoe, Eugene 100 BK, 100 FL Greensboro, N.C. Stanford Swimming
Grevers, Matt 100 FR, 100 BK Lake Forest, Ill. Tuscon Ford Dealers Aquatics
Grothe, Zane 1500 FR Boulder City, Nev. Auburn University
Houchin, Charlie 200/400 FR Raleigh, N.C. IX3/Bolles School Sharks
Jaeger, Connor 400/1500 FR Fair Haven, N.J. University of Michigan
Johnson, BJ 100/200 BR Seattle, Wash. Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics
Jones, Cullen 50 FR Irvington, N.J. SwimMAC Carolina
Kalisz, Chase 200/400 IM Bel Air, Md. North Baltimore Aquatic Club/Georgia
Klueh, Michael 400 FR Evansville, Ind. Club Wolverine
Krug, Karl 50 FR Yucaipa, Calif. Swim Atlanta
La Tourette, Chad 1500 FR Mission Viejo, Calif. StanfordSwimming
Lochte, Ryan 100/200 FR, 200 BK, 100 FL, 200 IM Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach/Gator Swim Club
Luchsinger, Thomas 200 FL Mt. Sinai, N.Y. North Carolina Aquatics
Madwed, Daniel 200 FL Stamford, Conn. Club Wolverine
McBroom, Michael 400/1500 Free The Woodlands, Texas The Woodlands Swim Team/Longhorn Aquatics
McGill, Tyler 100 FL Champaign, Ill. NY Athletic Club/Auburn
McLean, Matt 200/400 FR Sterling, Va. University of Virginia Aquatics
Meyer, Alex 10K Open Water Ithaca, N.Y. Crimson Aquatics
Murphy, Ryan 100/200 BK Jacksonville, Fla. Bolles School Sharks
Pebley, Jacob 200 BK Corvallis, Ore. Corvallis Aquatic Team
Pedraza, Joey 10K Open Water Borward, Fla. Davie Nadadores Swim Team
Peterson, Chip 10K Open Water Pine Knoll Shores, N.C. North Carolina Aquatic Club
Phillips, Tim 100 FL Vienna, West Va. SwimMAC Carolina
Plummer, David 100 BK Oklahoma City, Okla. Minnetonka Swim Club
Prenot, Josh 400 IM Santa Monica, Calif California Aquatics
Ryan, Sean 1500 FR, 10K Open Water Chattanooga, Tenn. University of Michigan
Ryan, Shane 100 BK Havertown, Pa. Penn State University
Schmuhl, Steve 200/400 IM Broomfield, Colo. Indiana University Swim Team
Schneider, Josh 50 FR Cincinnati, Ohio SwimCinnati
Seliskar, Andrew 200 FL McLean, Va. Nation’s Capital Aquatic Club
Shields, Tom 100/200 FL Huntington Beach, Calif. California Aquatics
Surhoff, Austin 200 IM Cockeysville, Md. North Baltimore Aquatic Club/Texas
teDuits, Drew 200 BK Fitchburg, Wis. Wisconsin Aquatics
Thoman, Nick 100/200 BK Cincinnati, Ohio SwimMAC Carolina
Van Swol, Kyler 100 FL Frankfort, Ill. Minnesota Aquatics
Weiss, Michael 400 IM Reno, Nev. Wisconsin Aquatics
Weltz, Scott 200 BR San Jose, Calif. UC Davis
Whitaker, Kyle 200 IM Chesterton, Ind. University of Michigan
Wilimovsky, Jordan 10K Open Water Malibu, Calif. Team Santa Monica
Wynalda, Michael 200 FR Wyoming, Mich. University of Michigan Swim Team


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9 years ago

Braden,is it a wrong in the NAG Record(long course)?

15-16 Simone Manuel 24.80 50m free

Manuel’s birthday is Aug 2, and she swam 24.80 on Aug 4, she was 17 at that time.

Reply to  shiki
9 years ago

I think for NAG records, your age for the meet is determined by your age on the first day of the meet. Manuel was 16 when the meet began, and turned 17 during World Championships. Her 50 free record is the 15-16 NAG record, because she was 16 at the start of the meet

Reply to  shiki
9 years ago

Thank you, Braden&Champ!

9 years ago

Am I right in saying that Allison Schmitt and Lia Neal are not on the upcoming National Team? Even after I read it thorough, it is a bit strange to me that the current unretired reigning Olympic champion is not on the team. If so how does Allison get back onto the National team?

p.s. If I am wrong just ignore this post 🙂

9 years ago

Kendyl Stewart for 200 back at 2:10.22? Shouldn’t it be Kylie Stewart at 2:09.04? Ahead of Denninghoff and Baker as well, and ranked 11th n the world?

Reply to  Braden Keith
9 years ago

Thanks for the clarification. Strange that USA Swimming doesn’t recognize the entire summer season, as Ms. Stewart’s 2:09.04 would have won WUG’s, did win Junior Nationals, and 2:09.74 won World Juniors in Dubai. Hope she comes to school in Gainesville – Gator Nation would welcome a World Junior Champion, even if USA Swimming fails to recognize the accomplishment!

9 years ago

Dressel just missed out.

Also, does anyone know why USA Swimming only considers times from the “big” meets for consideration for the National Team? Kind of surprised they don’t let the Junior World Championships count, not that it would’ve mattered in Dressel’s case.

9 years ago

Appropriate that Murphy, Conger, Bentz, and Seliskar are the four juniors to make the national team. One person I would have liked to see on it was Dressel

9 years ago

Didn’t Magnuson retire over the summer?

Reply to  Braden Keith
9 years ago

I wasn’t aware of that.

It looks like Murphy is not listed on the Junior roster. Did he just opt out somehow?

9 years ago

It’s going to be an interesting year coming up. I have a feeling that we’ll see Rebecca Soni fighting her way back on the team and hopefully trying to get her world record back. Unless she announces that she’s going to retire.

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