USA Swimming announces 2014-2015 Junior National Team, led by 6 from Nation’s Capital Swim Club

USA Swimming has officially released its Junior National Team for the upcoming 2014-2015 season.

The National Team is selected based on the six fastest times in each Olympic event at all USA Swimming or FINA-sanctioned meets from January through August of 2014, plus YMCA Long Course Nationals. The list only includes times done in prelims, A, B or C finals, meaning no relay splits or leadoffs, time trials, swim-offs or mid-race splits (for example, splitting a fast 400 while opening an 800 free).

To be eligible, swimmers must be 18 or younger as of September 1, 2014.

In addition, all athletes on the U.S. Junior Pan Pacs team are automatically selected for the Junior National team, which is why some events have 7 or more swimmers instead of 6. Also, athletes on the Senior National team are not eligible for this team, which eliminates names like Katie Ledecky, among others. The only exception is for athletes on that Junior Pan Pacs team – they can be on both the junior and senior national teams because of their representation of the U.S. at Junior Pan Pacs.

You can find the full list, per USA Swimming, here.

It’s been a great year for Nation’s Capital Swim Club out of Virginia and the surrounding states. NCAP put 6 different swimmers on the team, led by dual Senior/Junior National teamer Andrew Seliskar, who made the team in the 100 and 200 fly, 200 and 400 IM plus the 200 free. Also in for NCAP are Cassidy Bayer, Isabella Rongione, James Jones, Megan Byrnes and Carsten Vissering.

Several other clubs put multiple swimmers on the team. By our count, Carmel Swim Club (Amy Bilquist, Veronica Burchill and Claire Adams), Dynamo (Kylie Stewart, Knox Auerbach and Michael Taylor), Y-Spartaquatics (Danielle Galyer, Savannah Faulconer and Katrina Konopka), Palo Alto (Curtis Ogren, Ally Howe and Andrew Liang) and Nitro (Sean Grieshop, Tate Jackson and Taylor Abbott) all qualified a trio of swimmers each.

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8 years ago

Why is carter on the list? He competed for Trinidad at YOG.

Also, the Jr team is eligible for Pan AM?

Joel Lin
8 years ago

USA swimming should hire Bobo Gigi as a consultant with final write off on rosters. Dude is the Rain Man of swimming.

8 years ago

Shouldn’t Gillian Ryan have been listed for the open water 10k? She is listed for the 4fr.

8 years ago

Ethan Dang set NAG RECORD in B 12 200 breast

Swim fan
8 years ago

What happened to Aesop Lee in the 400 free from jrs 4:12.65. Is she a US national, if so they missed her off the list.

Swim fan
Reply to  Swim fan
8 years ago

Hannah Moore and Lexy Aitchison are also missing from the 400 free.

Swim fan
Reply to  Swim fan
8 years ago

Sorry I see Hannah but Lexi should be on the list as she swam her time at Jr Pan Pacs. (4:11.16)

Swim fan
Reply to  Jared Anderson
8 years ago

Thanks for the info… Congrats to all swimmers on the list.

Reply to  Swim fan
8 years ago

She swam for canada..

8 years ago

In three events- women’s 200 back, men’s 1500 and men’s 100 breast there are more than 6 names listed without a tie. Any reason for that?

Reply to  Coach
8 years ago

“In addition, all athletes on the U.S. Junior Pan Pacs team are automatically selected for the Junior National team, which is why some events have 7 or more swimmers instead of 6.”

bobo gigi
8 years ago

Now that the 2013/2014 long course season is officially over in USA, I take the opportunity of that article to make a little recap of the age group season.
Best performer per age and per event.


AGE 11
50 free. Winn Aung/26.43
100 free. Winn Aung/57.42
200 free. Winn Aung/2.06.92
400 free. Winn Aung/4.23.67
800 free. Grant Caverly/9.25.76
1500 free. Joey Tepper/18.00.13
50 back. Kai Crews/30.61
100 back. Kai Crews/1.06.58
200 back. Kai Crews/2.23.10
50 breast. Keane Alejandro/34.38
100 breast. Keane Alejandro/1.13.94
200 breast. Keane Alejandro/2.37.33
50 fly. Winn Aung/28.82
100 fly. Winn Aung/1.02.53
200 fly. Winn Aung/2.18.10
200 IM. Seth Young/2.24.09… Read more »

Reply to  bobo gigi
8 years ago

Great stuff, Bobo. Why include 50s of stroke for 13-18 girls but not boys?

Reply to  bobo gigi
8 years ago

Isn’t Mitch D’Arrigo an Italian? As with the Canadian mentioned in other comments, he should therefor be ineligible for the uS team?

Reply to  bobo gigi
8 years ago

Thanks for your effort in typing all that info out for us! You forgot to mention that both Andrew Seliskar and Katie McLaughtin’s 200 fly times are new Junior World Records.

Is Anastasiya Malyavina a US citizen or just a US Swimming member like Joseph Schooling and Mitch D’Arrigo? She has an amazing 200 breast time!

8 years ago

Don’t forget Nitro – the Austin, Texas team has a trio on the roster too. Grieshop qualifying with three events, Jackson with one and Abbott in the OW group.

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Jared Anderson

Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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