USA Swimming announced a 36-swimmer roster for the 2023 Pan American Games on Thursday, with the competition set to take place October 21-25 in Santiago, Chile.
The roster was selected based on results from the 2023 U.S. National Championships that wrapped up on July 1 in Indianapolis, with swimmers who qualified for the 2023 World Championships and 2023 World Junior Championships both ineligible to be named.
The roster includes five Olympic gold medalists from Tokyo, with freestyle sprinter Brooks Curry and medley specialist Jay Litherland on the men’s side, and freestylers Erica Sullivan, Paige Madden and Catie DeLoof headlining the women’s team.
WOMEN’S ROSTER (18)
|Gabi Albiero||50 free||Louisville, Ky.|
|Lucy Bell||400 IM||Fort Collins, Colo.|
|Olivia Bray||100 fly||Daleville, Va.|
|Catie DeLoof||50/100 free||
Grosse Pointe, Mich.
|Amy Fulmer||100 free||Bellefontaine, Ohio|
|Josephine Fuller||100 back||Richmond, Va.|
|Abby Harter||200 IM||Broadlands, Va.|
|Anna Keating||100/200 breast||Alexandria, Va.|
|Dakota Luther||200 fly||Austin, Texas|
|Paige Madden||400/800 free||Mobile, Ala.|
|Kennedy Noble||100/200 bk, 200 IM||Avondale, Ariz.|
|Kelly Pash||100/200 fly||Carmel, Ind.|
|Camille Spink||200 free||Haymarket, Va.|
|Rachel Stege||400/800/1500 free||Naperville, Ill.|
|Erica Sullivan||1500 free||Las Vegas, Nev.|
|Reilly Tiltmann||200 back||Brookfield, Wis.|
|Emma Weber||100/200 breast||Boulder, Colo|
|Kayla Wilson||200 free||Virginia Beach, Va.|
MEN’S ROSTER (18)
|Jack Aikins||200 back||Atlanta, Ga.|
|Arsenio Bustos||100 fly, 200 IM||Orange, Conn.|
|Coby Carrozza||200 free||Austin, Texas|
|Adam Chaney||100 back||Mason, Ohio|
|Brooks Curry||100 free||Atlanta, Ga.|
|David Curtiss||50 free||Yardley, Pa.|
|Jack Dahlgren||200 fly||Victoria, Minn.|
|Jake Foster||100/200 breast||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Will Gallant||800/1500 free||Canton, Conn.|
|Zane Grothe||200 free||Boulder City, Nev.|
|Ian Grum||200 back, 400 IM||Atlanta, Ga.|
|Jonny Kulow||50/100 free||Lander, Wy.|
|Mason Laur||200 fly, 200 IM||Naples, Fla.|
|Jay Litherland||400 free, 400 IM||Alpharetta, Ga.|
|Luke Miller||100 fly||Broomfield, Colo.|
|Noah Nichols||100/200 breast||Midlothian, Va.|
|Christopher O’Connor||100 back||North Canton, Ohio|
|James Plage||400/800 free||Glastonbury, Conn.|
The team will be predominantly comprised of current collegiate swimmers, including 12 who are entering their senior year and six more who are rising juniors in the NCAA. There are five members of the NC State men’s team (and one on the women’s team) and four current swimmers on the Virginia women’s team (and two on the men’s team), plus one alumna in Madden.
Notably on the roster is Reilly Tiltmann, who lost a swim-off with Isabelle Stadden at U.S. Nationals in the women’s 200 backstroke. Stadden has instead opted to compete at the LEN U23 European Championships in Dublin, which kick off on Friday.
Per the selection criteria, swimmers in line to be selected to both events were only able to attend one, so Stadden has opted to compete at the LEN meet, which won’t have as big of a scheduling conflict with school.
Another notable member of the squad is Jack Dahlgren, who represented the U.S. at the recently-concluded World University Games in Chengdu, China.
The U.S. coaching staff will include Brent Arckey, the Sarasota Sharks head coach who also led the U.S. team at the 2022 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, along with Mark Bernardino (NC State), Stephanie Juncker (University of Louisville), Jeremy Linn (Nation’s Capital Swim Club) and Jake Shrum (University of Virginia).
At the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, the U.S. topped the medal table with 21 gold and 44 total medals, with eight of the athletes on that team going on to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.