USA Swimming Announces 2023-24 Junior National Team Roster

USA Swimming has named 74 swimmers to its 2023-24 Junior National Team roster, with the announcement coming on Monday just over a week after the conclusion of the World Junior Championships.

The roster features 16 medalists from the 2023 World Juniors, including individual champions Leah ShackleyAddison Sauickie and Joshua Chen.

Bailey Hartman, who won a pair of relay medals and swam in three individual finals at World Juniors, leads all swimmers as she qualified in five different events, while Luke Whitlock and Kaii Winkler led the boys’ side by qualifying in four apiece.

One noteworthy name on the roster is Luka Mijatovic, who set a number of National Age Group Records this summer in the boys’ 13-14 age group.

The 74-member roster includes eight open water swimmers, though two of them, Whitlock and Michaela Mattes, qualified in both pool and open water. The 68 swimmers that qualified in pool events is a slight downturn compared to the 72 named in 2022-23.

“We could not be more excited to announce the 2023-2024 National Junior Team Roster,” said Erik Posegay, USA Swimming’s National Junior Team Director and National Coach.

“We proudly welcome back some familiar faces while adding a number of new athletes who together represent the future of our sport. We look forward to supporting these stars throughout the year as we prepare for Olympic Trials and Paris 2024”.

A total of 49 swimmers have qualified for the Junior National Team for the first time, while 39 of the athletes have represented the U.S. internationally, 29 of whom did so earlier this month at World Juniors.


Girls’ Roster

Swimmer Event(s) Hometown Club
Hannah Bellard 1500 free, 200 fly, 400 IM Grose Ile, Mich. Club Wolverine
Berit Berglund 100 back Carmel, Ind. Carmel Swm Club
Lilla Bognar 200 back, 400 IM Travels Rest, S.C. Team Greenville
Lynsey Bowen 800 free Carmel, Ind. Carmel Swim Club
Caroline Bricker 200 IM Colorado Springs, Colo. Pikes Peak Athletics
Campbell Chase 200/400 IM Dallas, Texas COR Swimming
Avery Collins 200 breast Keller, Texas
Lakeside Aquatic Club
Charlotte Crush 100/200 back, 100 fly Louisville, Ky. Lakeside Seahawks
Audrey Derivaux 200 fly Mount Laurel, N.J. Jersey Wahoos
Paige Downey 1500 free Gilbert, Ariz.
Gold Medal Swim Club
Cavan Gormsen 200/400/800 free Wantagh, N.Y.
Long Island Aquatic Club
Bailey Hartman 100/200/400 free, 100/200 fly Danville, Calif. Crow Canyon Sharks
Annie Jia 100 fly Ambler, Pa.
Upper Dublin Aquatic Club
Caroline Larsen 50 free Eden Prairie, Minn. Foxjets Swim Team
Michaela Mattes 800/1500 free, 10K Sarasota, Fla. Sarasota Sharks
Haley McDonald 100 free, 200/400 IM Louisville, Ky. Lakeside Seahawks
Mary McKenna 10K Seaford, N.Y. Long Island Express
Raya Mellott 100/200 breast Danville, Calif. Crow Canyon Sharks
Lolly Milbaum 7.5K Sarasota, Fla. Sarasota Sharks
Madison Mintenko 200/400 free Colorado Springs, Colo. Pikes Peak Athletics
Anna Moesch 50/100 free Green Brook, N.J.
Greater Somerset County YMCA
Lainey Mullins 200 fly Hockessin, Del. Suburban Seahawks
Annam Olasewere 50 free Greenwich, Conn.
Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club
Erika Pelaez 100 free, 100 back Hialeah, Fla. Eagle Aquatics
JoJo Ramey 200 back Fishers, Ind.
Fishers Area Swimming Tigers
Addie Robillard 100/200 breast Mason, Ohio Mason Manta Rays
Addison Sauickie 200/400 free Sarasota, Fla. Sarasota Sharks
Leah Shackley 100/200 back, 100 fly Bedford, Penn. Blair Regional YMCA
Cliare Stuhlmacher 10K Henrico, Va.
NOVA of Virginia Aquatics
Molly Sweeney 100/200 breast, 200 IM Carmel, Ind. Carmel Swim Club
Lucy Thomas 100 breast Elm Grove, Wis. Elmbrook Swim Club
Hailey Tierney 50 free Pewaukee, Wis.
Lake County Swim Club
Kathleen Turano 800/1500 free Wyckoff, N.J. Scarlet Aquatics
Maggie Wanezek 100/200 back Brookfield, Wisc. Elmbrook Swim Club

Boys’ Roster

Swimmer Event(s) Hometown Club
Adriano Arioti 200 back Potomac, Md.
Rockville Montgomery Swim Club
Alexei Avakov 100 breast Manchester, N.H. Phoenix Swimming
Arthur Balva 200 fly Palo Alto, Calif.
Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics
Josh Bey 200 breast Hinsdale, Ill.
Highland Hurricanes Swim Club
Ben Bricca 100 back Seattle, Wash.
Seattle Metropolitan Aquatic Club
Josh Chen 100/200 breast Ames, Iowa Texas Ford Aquatics
Norvin Clontz 400 free Charlotte, N.C. SwimMAC
Rowan Cox 100 fly Austin, Texas Longhorn Aquatics
Johnny Cursh 100 back Louisville, Ky. Lakeside Seahawks
Landon D’Ariano 400 IM West Chester, Pa.
Germantown Academy Aquatic Club
Ben Delmar 200 breast Charlotte, N.C. SwimMAC
Diggory Dillingham 50 free Bend, Ore. Bend Swim Club
Charlie Egeland 100 breast Minneapolis, Minn. Aquajets
Luke Ellis 800/1500 free Las Vegas, Nev.
Sandpipers of Nevada
Gregg Enoch 200 fly Carmel, Ind. Carmel Swim Club
Ryan Erisman 7.5K Windermere, Fla. Windermere Lakers
Isaac Fleig 1500 free Cedarburg, Wis. The Swim Team
Jerry Fox 50/100 free Raleigh, N.C. TAC Titans
Connor Fry 10K Humble, Texas South Texas Aquatics
Sean Green 400 IM Garden City, N.Y.
Long Island Aquatic Club
Drew Hitchcock 200 fly, 400 IM Chattanooga, Tenn. Baylor Swim Club
Michael Hochwalt 200 back, 200 IM Colbert, Wash.
Spokane Waves Aquatic Team
Jeremy Kelly 200 IM Georgetown, Texas Nitro Swimming
Cooper Lucas 200 free, 200/400 IM Keller, Texas
Lakeside Aquatic Club
Caleb Maldari 100/200 back Charlotte, N.C. SwimMAC
Gabriel Manteufel 10K Las Vegas, Nev.
Sandpipers of Nevada
Henry McFadden 50/100/200 free Haddonfield, N.J. Jersey Wahoos
Luka Mijatovic 400/800 free Pleasanton, Calif.
Pleasanton Seahawks
Humberto Najera 200 back Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. Evolution Racing Club
Watson Nguyen 100 breast Plano, Texas Metroplex Aquatics
Spencer Nicholas 100 fly Nashville, Tenn. Nashville Aquatics
David Schmitt 200 fly San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Evolution Racing Club
Noah Sech 200 IM San Clemente, Calif.
Mission Viejo Nadadores
Nathan Szobota 400/800/1500 free Richmond, Va.
Nova of Virginia Aquatics
August Vetsch 100 fly Queen Creek, Ariz. Swim Neptune
Luke Whitlock 400/800/1500 free, 10K Noblesville, Ind.
Fishers Area Swimming Tigers
Hudson Williams 100 back Powell, Ohio
New Albany Aquatic Club
Jordan Willis 200 breast Waxhaw, N.C. SwimMAC
Kaii Winkler 50/100/200 free, 100 fly Miami, Fla. Eagle Aquatics
Jason Zhao 100/200 free Cincinnati, Ohio Mason Manta Rays

Athletes are eligible for Junior National Team selection provided they are 18 or younger as of December 31, 2023, did not compete individually at the World Aquatics Championships and were not named to the U.S. National Team.

The selection process is very similar to that of the National Team, with swimmers selected based off their performances between January 1 and September 10, 2023.


  • Priority 1: The two athletes with the fastest times in each individual Olympic Event.
  • Priority 2: The athletes with the third and fourth fastest times in the 100-meter and 200-meter Freestyle.
  • Priority 3: The athletes in each individual Olympic Event who achieve a time equal to or better than the following Time Standards who have not been previously named to the Team using Priorities 1 and 2. The Time Standards are 4% over the combined average of the medal winning times from the 2016 and 2020 Olympics and the 2019 and 2022 World Championships.
Men Event Women
22.25 50 Free 25.06
49.36 100 Free 54.64
1:48.91 200 Free 1:59.16
3:51.73 400 Free 4:09.11
7:59.32 800 Free 8:34.12
15:13.08 1500 Free 16:20.65
54.28 100 Back 1:00.74
1:58.91 200 Back 2:10.83
1:00.51 100 Breast 1:08.17
2:12.30 200 Breast 2:27.20
52.54 100 Fly 58.72
1:57.51 200 Fly 2:10.70
2:00.59 200 IM 2:13.28
4:18.37 400 IM 4:42.98
  • Priority 4: The third fastest athlete in each individual Olympic event not already named to the team using Priorities 1-3.
  • Priority 5: The fourth fastest swimmers in each individual Olympic Event not already named to the team using Priorities 1-4

You can read the full selection criteria here.

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1 day ago

I’m confused, what makes you qualify for the national team vs the junior national team? Can someone please explain?

9 days ago

How does a swimmer who competed at Junior Worlds not make either national roster?

Reply to  Curious
9 days ago

If you name the athlete you’re referring to, I can dig in and figure out why.

Reply to  Curious
9 days ago

Seems like that should be an automatic add. Similar to how it’s a shame Henry McFadden is not on the National team after qualifying for Worlds. He misses out on some good National team perks after getting bumped from swimmers at the pro series meet.

Reply to  Curious
9 days ago

National Team and National Junior Team rosters are determined by best times, for a period of time (in this case, January 1 – September 10, 2023).

Worlds and Junior Worlds rosters are determined by performance only at a specific selection meet (in this case, Phillips 66 Nationals in June).

Thus, some swimmers who have faster times, but did not perform those times at Phillips 66 Nationals, might bump out those swimmers who made Worlds or Junior Worlds.

Which is more difficult to achieve? Matter of opinion.

Reply to  YGBSM
9 days ago

IMO qualifying for the international meet/team is the bigger accomplishment (not to mention better experience). Show up and swim fast when it matters.

10 days ago

Can anyone explain why there are two swimmers named for 7.5k? The criteria selection specifically outlines selection based Olympic events, and Paris 2024 only lists a 10k, as does World Aquatics. Why would they select a 7.5k, rather than the next person on the 10k list?

USA Swimming has 7.5k in its open water events, but those aren’t Olympic events. Seems to go against their posted selection criteria.

Reply to  SwimmerJim
10 days ago

Here is the open water criteria. I think your “Olympic events” definition is from the pool selection criteria. The open water criteria selects 3 per gender from the 10k and 1 per gender from the 7.5k.

Reply to  Braden Keith
9 days ago


10 days ago

Max Williamson??

Reply to  Paul
10 days ago

Maximus is on National Team not Junior

James Beam
10 days ago

Does anyone recall the last junior national team member to make an Olympic team?

10 days ago

I thought I read that if individuals competed at world juniors (Israel), they were ineligible for the team? Maybe I read it wrong?

Reply to  Flutterfly
10 days ago

If they compete individually at senior Worlds they’re not eligible. No restriction on World Juniors.

Reply to  Braden Keith
10 days ago

When golden googles nominations? Should be these days

Reply to  Braden Keith
10 days ago


10 days ago

For athletes with dual citizenships , does it negate their ability to compete for the other country?

Reply to  bob
10 days ago

No. Being on the National Team or National Junior Team doesn’t “lock in” one’s eligibility, only competing internationally does (and there are some new loopholes to mitigate that international performance at the junior level).

10 days ago

Virtually no benefit to being named to this team for the athletes, teams, and coaches. Never understood the point.

Reply to  Shogun
10 days ago

They get to put it in their instagram bio

Reply to  Shogun
10 days ago

Aren’t there certain camps people get to go to? Along with gear?

New Age Outlaws
Reply to  Shogun
10 days ago

Sounds like you’re salty you’ve don’t have a kid on it.

Sherry Smit
Reply to  Shogun
10 days ago

It is a developmental team, there are training trips at the OTC, priority registration for meets, and travel opportunities. It is also a great social experience. My oldest daughter made the team in 2016, and it was such a huge moment in her career. USA Swimming does a great job trying to prepare these athletes for possibly making future national teams.

Reply to  Sherry Smit
10 days ago

Except that it’s not a team in any way. It’s a list of names (a roster) that don’t actually get any training opportunities, including camps (not sure if they even get priority at OTC anymore being on this team). So if the only real benefit is priority registration and their name on a list, then my point stands.

Reply to  Shogun
10 days ago

The U.S. Junior national team roster just an honor. To represent theUnited States in international competitions, you still need to compete in the qualifiers. Plus they can participate in the junior national team camp at OTC in January

Reply to  Nick
10 days ago

The National Junior Team camp is a big one. They and their coaches also get a higher level of support/service from Erik Posegay and the National Junior Team staff – including club visits.

I think I’d also remove “just” and say “The US Junior National Team roster is an honor.” Let’s not discount that – it’s a recognition that you’re one of the best junior teamers in the country. There’s a big wave against recognizing youth athletes in this country, but I think being top 56 junior athletes is pretty special.

Reply to  Braden Keith
10 days ago

Met Cooper Lucas and his grandmother at the trials. She will be so proud and happy. I know I would be.

Reply to  Shogun
9 days ago

OW team members are travelling to Barcelona this week for the LEN 10K. International racing experience is a good benefit of the team i’d say.

New Age Outlaws
Reply to  Coach23
9 days ago

No need to bring facts up to this guy. He’s made up his mind.

There’s a plethora of reasons why this is a good thing. Negating the positive mental impact this can have on kids as they March closer to their ultimate goals is crazy.

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