USA Swimming Announces 36-Member Roster For 2023 Pan American Games

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 SullivanPaige Madden and Catie DeLoof headlining the women’s team.


Name Event(s) Hometown
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.


Name Event(s) Hometown
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.

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11 months ago

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, plus one alumna in Madden.”
UVA also has two men on the roster.

HOO love
11 months ago

Lots of swimmers whose hometowns are in Virginia😤 let’s go!

also go hoos✌🏼

11 months ago

Anyone knows why Brent Arckey is on the coaching staff? Don’t get me wrong, Coach Arckey is an a amazing coach, just find it interesing as he has no swimmers on the team, as far as i can see. And also because it is so late in October, i would guess he is in the middle of preparations for Paris next year together with Summer

Last edited 11 months ago by Swimmer
Reply to  Swimmer
11 months ago

Great question. I would like to know this as well.

11 months ago

Why is Anna Keating swimming the 100 breast? She didn’t swim that in the finals at Nationals. There were 18 women with faster times in finals than her 1:10.04.

11 months ago

I think Michael Andrew should have accepted and gonne there to compete and get a gold medal. It’s a long course competition and would motivate him and set him up good for a long longcourse season ahead until Paris24. Same for Curzan.
Even Lochte as Pan Pacific medals on his résumé and he went on to become the second best male swimmer of all time.

One question: between the guys selected and the guys that declined was there anyway that Dressel could have made this team? I just want to know if he ultimately declined?

Reply to  GrameziPT
11 months ago

He said that he was done for the season, after us national

Reply to  cchswimmer
11 months ago

He was done before nationals, pretty clearly.

Michael Andrew Wilson
11 months ago

That’s a fantastic gathering of talent. Love seeing a bunch of excellent Texas swimmers who have been on the cusp of international teams getting to make this trip.

Michael Andrew Wilson
Reply to  Michael Andrew Wilson
11 months ago

Some of you guys would downvote a wake.

Alex Wilson
11 months ago

I believe ASU’s Jonny Kulow who just finished his freshman year at ASU will be the youngest US male team member.

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Reply to  Alex Wilson
11 months ago

Because it is the 2nd or 3rd team priority for the young guys and girls! Some went to Worlds, Junior Worlds or even 23U!!

11 months ago

Meanwhile on a beach in Costa Rica, a certain Michael is slummin’ it.

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James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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