USA Swimming Names 114 Athletes to the 2021-22 National Team Roster

USA Swimming has announced the 51 women and 63 men that will make up the 2021-22 National Team roster. Among the athletes named to the team, 34 are first time U.S. National Team members, 60 are Olympians, including 51 who competed for the U.S. at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and 15 were members of the 2020-2021 U.S. National Junior Team. The 114 athletes represent 57 clubs and 32 universities and hail from 29 different states. They range in age from 36 (Matt Grevers) to 15 (Katie Grimes).

Nathan Adrian and Matt Grevers have each earned 14 National Team Selections, while Allison Schmitt has now been named to the National Team 12 times. Some of the first-time members include Lydia Jacoby, Hunter Armstrong, Bowe Becker, Brooks Curry, and Katie Grimes.

Selection to the National Team was based on the athletes’ performances from January 1, 2021 through August 31, 2021. In some cases, the athletes are no longer swimming. Madisyn Cox, for example, is now attending medical school. In other cases, athletes who represented Team USA at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 did not make the National Team (e.g., Brooke Forde and Catie DeLoof).

Seven swimmers qualified for the team with four events: Katie Ledecky (200/400/800/1500 FR), Haley Anderson (400/800/1500 FR; 10K), Erica Sullivan (400/800/1500 FR; 10K), Madisyn Cox (200 FR; 200 BR; 200/400 IM), Claire Curzan (50/100 FR; 100 BK; 100 FL), Torri Huske (50/100 FR; 100 FL; 200 IM), and Michael Andrew (50 FR; 100 BR; 100 FL; 200 IM).

Sandpipers of Nevada put five athletes on the team, making it the most-represented, non-collegiate club on the roster. The University of Texas and Cal tied for the honors of universities with the most athletes name to the roster, with 11 current, former and incoming athletes from each school.

U.S. National Team Members enjoy several key benefits, including access to monthly stipends, meet reimbursement, athlete health insurance, and Olympic Training Center access, among others. You can read more about those benefits here. Athletes named to the 2021-2022 National Team will be members of the team from September 10, 2021-September 8, 2022.

The selection criteria for the 2021-22 National Team were as follows:

  • Top 6 athletes in each individual Olympic event
    • according to the Times database on as of as of September 1, 2021, at 8:00 AM Mountain Time
    • using times swum from January 1, 2021 through, and including, August 31, 2021
  • Prelims, semifinals and finals (A, B, C and D) from all USA Swimming or FINA sanctioned meets were eligible
  • Relay leadoffs, time trials, swim-offs and intermediate splits were not eligible
  • Times from “approved meets” or “observed swims” were not considered

Note that being a member of the Olympic Team doesn’t guarantee an athlete a spot on the National Team roster. At least two Tokyo 2020 Olympians, Brooke Forde and Catie DeLoof, did not qualify for the National Team.

The full roster is listed below. Click here to view the official women’s roster by event; click here for men.

Men’s Team 2021-22

Athlete Events Hometown Club Team College Affiliation
Nathan Adrian 50 FR Bremerton, Wash California Aquatics/Westside Aquaducks Cal-Berkeley, ‘12
Nicolas Albiero 200 FL Louisville, Ky University of Louisville/Cardinal Aquatics Louisville, ‘21
Michael Andrew 50 FR; 100 BR; 100 FL; 200 IM Encinitas, Calif MA Swim Academy N/A
Zach Apple 100/200 FR Trenton, Ohio Mission Viejo Nadadores Auburn/Indiana, ‘19
Hunter Armstrong 100 BK Dover, Ohio Ohio State University/CCS Ohio State, ‘24
Bowe Becker 50/100 FR Las Vegas, Nev Sandpipers of Nevada/Minnesota Minnesota, ‘19
Gunnar Bentz 200 FL Atlanta, Ga Dynamo Swim Club/TXLA Georgia, ‘18
Michael Brinegar 800/1500 FR Columbus, Ind Mission Viejo Nadadores/Indiana University Indiana, ‘22
Patrick Callan 200 FR Owasso, Okla University of Michigan Swim Team/Trident Michigan, ‘22
Shaine Casas 100/200 BK; 100 FL McAllen, Texas Aggie Swim Club Texas A&M, ‘22
Charlie Clark 1500 FR Sandusky, Ohio Ohio State University Ohio State, ‘24
Kevin Cordes 100/200 BR Naperville, Ill Athens Bulldog Swim Club Arizona, ‘15
Brooks Curry 100 FR Atlanta, Ga Louisiana State University/Dynamo LSU, ‘23
David Curtiss 50 FR Yardley, Pa Hamilton Y Aquatic Club NC State, ‘25
Ross Dant 400/800 FR Hickory, N.C Wolfpack Elite NC State, ‘23
Caeleb Dressel 50/100 FR; 100 FL Green Cove Springs, Fla Gator Swim Club Florida, ‘18
Brooks Fail 200 FL Tucson, Ariz Jim Click Team Elite, Inc Arizona, ‘22
Matthew Fallon 200 BR Warren, N.J Greater Somerset County YMCA ^Penn, ‘26
Nic Fink 100/200 BR Morristown, N.J Athens Bulldog Swim Club Georgia, ‘15
Bobby Finke 800/1500 FR; 400 IM Clearwater, Fla University of Florida Florida, ‘22
Carson Foster 400 FR; 200/400 IM Montgomery, Ohio University of Texas/Mason Manta Rays Texas, ‘24
Jake Foster 400 IM Montgomery, Ohio University of Texas/Mason Manta Rays Texas, ‘23
Trey Freeman 400 FR Salt Lake City, Utah University of Florida Florida, ‘23
Will Gallant 800 FR Collinsville, Conn NC State/Mission Viejo Nadadores Indiana/NC State, ‘24
Brennan Gravley 10K Las Vegas, Nev University of Florida Florida, ‘23
Dylan Gravley 10K Las Vegas, Nev Sandpipers of Nevada Arizona State, ‘25
Matt Grevers 100 BK Lake Forest, Ill Jim Click Team Elite, Inc. Northwestern, ‘07
Zane Grothe 1500 FR Boulder City, Nev Boulder City Henderson Swim Team Auburn, ‘14
Townley Haas 200 FR Richmond, Va NOVA of Virginia Aquatics/University Texas Texas, ‘19
Zach Harting 200 FL Huntsville, Ala Cardinal Aquatics/Huntsville Swim Association Louisville, ‘19
Ryan Held 50/100 FR Springfield, Ill New York Athletic Club NC State, ‘18
David Heron 10K Mission Viejo, Calif Mission Viejo Nadadores Tennessee, ‘17
Kevin Houseman 100 BR Bainbridge Island, Wash Bainbridge Island Swim Club/Northwestern Northwestern, ‘23
Trenton Julian 200 FL; 200 IM Glendale, Calif Rose Bowl Aquatics Cal-Berkeley, ‘21
Chase Kalisz 200/400 IM Baltimore, Md Athens Bulldog Swim Club Georgia, ‘17
Arik Katz 1500 FR Sarasota, Fla Veritas Swimming Harvard, ‘24
Austin Katz 200 BK Sarasota, Fla Longhorn Aquatics Texas, ‘21
Drew Kibler 200 FR Carmel, Ind s Longhorn Aquatics/Texa Texas, ‘22
Danny Kovac 100 FL Fort Collins, Colo University of Missouri Mizzou, ‘22
Destin Lasco 200 BK Pleasantville, N.J California Aquatics Cal-Berkeley, ‘24
Will Licon 200 BR El Paso, Texas Longhorn Aquatics Texas, ‘17
Jay Litherland 400 IM Osaka, Japan/Alpharetta, Ga Dynamo Swim Club Georgia, ‘18
Max McHugh 100 BR Sturgeon Bay, Wisc University of Minnesota Minnesota, ‘22
Bryce Mefford 100/200 BK El Dorado Hills, Calif California Aquatics Cal-Berkeley, ‘21
Jake Mitchell 400 FR Carmel, Ind Carmel Swim Club/University of Michigan Michigan, ‘24
Ryan Murphy 100/200 BK Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla California Aquatics Cal-Berkeley, ‘17
Blake Pieroni 100 FR Valparaiso, Ind Sandpipers of Nevada Indiana, ‘18
James Plage 800 FR Glastonbury, Conn Wolfpack Elite NC State, ‘24
Justin Ress 100 BK Cary, N.C Wolfpack Elite NC State, ‘15
Daniel Roy 200 BR Spokane, Wash Alto Swim Club Stanford, ‘22
Andrew Seliskar 200 FR McLean, Va California Aquatics Cal-Berkeley, ‘19
Tom Shields 100 FL Huntington Beach, Calif California Aquatics Cal-Berkeley, ‘13
Kieran Smith 200/400 FR; 200 IM Ridgefield, Conn Ridgefield Aquatic Club/University of Florida Florida, ‘22
T.C. Smith 10K Bradenton, Fla University of Louisville Louisville, ‘21
Coleman Stewart 100 FL York, Pa Wolfpack Elite NC State, ‘20
Sam Stewart 200 IM Hattiesburg, Miss YMCA Hub Fins Texas, ‘19
Charlie Swanson 400 IM Richmond, Va Club Wolverine Michigan, ‘21
Hunter Tapp 200 BK Louisville, Ky Wolfpack Elite NC State, ‘23
Joey Tepper 10K Egg Harbor Township, N.J University of Tennessee Tennessee, ‘24
Luca Urlando 200 FL Sacramento, Calif DART Swimming/University of Georgia Georgia, ‘24
Chris Wieser 400 FR Vacaville, Calif DART Swimming Arizona, ‘18
Jordan Wilimovsky 800/1500 FR; 10K Malibu, Calif Kswim Northwestern, ‘17
Andrew Wilson 200 BR Bethesda, Md Athens Bulldog Swim Club Emory, ‘17

Women’s Team 2021-22

Athlete Events Hometown Club Team College Affiliation*
Haley Anderson 400/800/1500 FR; 10K Granite Bay, Calif Mission Viejo Nadadores USC, ‘13
Juli Arzave 10K San Diego, Calif Tritons Aquatic Club UC-San Diego, ‘23
Phoebe Bacon 200 BK Chevy Chase, Md Nation’s Capital Swim Club/Wisconsin Aquatics Wisconsin, ‘24
Kathleen Baker 200 BK; 200 IM Winston-Salem, N C Team Elite Cal-Berkeley, ‘19
Katharine Berkoff 100 BK Missoula, Mont Wolfpack Elite NC State, ‘23
Erika Brown 100 FR Modesto, Calif Tennessee Aquatics Tennessee, ‘20
Olivia Carter 200 FL Jamestown, N C Club Wolverine Michigan, ‘22
Madisyn Cox 200 FR; 200 BR; 200/400 IM Lubbock, Texas Longhorn Aquatics/Lubbock Swim Club Texas, ‘17
Claire Curzan 50/100 FR; 100 BK; 100 FL Cary, N C TAC Titans Undecided
Kelsi Dahlia 100 FL Westampton, N J Cardinal Aquatics Louisville, ‘16
Kaitlyn Dobler 100 BR Portland, Ore Trojan Aquatics Swim Club/The Dolphins Portland USC, ‘24
Kate Douglass 50 FR; 100 FL; 200 IM Pelham, N Y University of Virginia Virginia, ‘23
Emily Escobedo 200 BR New Rochelle, N Y Condors Swim Club of Clarkstown, Inc Maryland Baltimore County, ‘17
Cadence Fort 10K Estero, Calif Gulf Coast Swim Team Undecided
Hali Flickinger 200 FL; 400 IM York, Pa Sun Devil Swimming Georgia, ‘17
Bethany Galat 100/200 BR Mishawaka, Ind Aggie Swim Club Texas A&M, ‘18
Katie Grimes 800/1500 FR; 10K Las Vegas, Nev Sandpipers of Nevada Undecided
Natalie Hinds 100 FR Midland, Texas Athens Bulldog Swim Club Florida, ‘16
Charlotte Hook 200 FL Raleigh, N C TAC Titans ^Stanford, ‘26
Torri Huske 50/100 FR; 100 FL; 200 IM Arlington, Va Arlington Aquatic Club Stanford, ‘25
Lydia Jacoby 100 BR Seward, Alaska Seward Tsunami Swim Club/NLSC ^Texas, ‘26
Lilly King 100/200 BR Evansville, Ind Indiana Swim Club Indiana, ‘19
Annie Lazor 100/200 BR Beverly Hills, Mich Mission Viejo Nadadores/Indiana Swim Club Ohio State/Auburn, ‘16
Katie Ledecky 200/400/800/1500 FR Bethesda, Md Nation’s Capital/Alto Swim Club Stanford, ‘20
Lindsay Looney 200 FL Denison, Texas Sun Devil Swimming Arizona State, ‘24
Linnea Mack 50 FR San Jose, Calif Team Elite UCLA, ‘17
Paige Madden 200/400 FR Mobile, Ala University of Virginia Virginia, ‘21
Simone Manuel 50 FR Sugar Land, Texas Alto Swim Club Stanford, ‘19
Melanie Margalis 400 IM Clearwater, Fla St Petersburg Aquatics/Athens Bulldog Swim Club Georgia, ‘14
Ally McHugh 800/1500 FR; 400 IM Philadelphia, Pa Wisconsin Aquatics Penn State, ‘19
Katie McLaughlin 200 FR; 100 FL Dana Point, Calif California Aquatics Cal-Berkeley, ‘19
Ella Nelson 200 BR Nashville, Tenn University of Virginia Virginia, ‘23
Emma Nordin 400/1500 FR Carmel, Ind Sun Devil Swimming Arizona State, ‘22
Kelly Pash 200 FL Carmel, Ind Unattached/University of Texas Texas, ‘23
Jo Jo Ramey 200 BK Fishers, Ind Fishers Area Swimming Tigers Undecided
Allison Schmitt 200 FR Canton, Mich Sun Devil Swimming Georgia, ‘13
Bella Sims 800 FR Las Vegas, Nev Sandpipers of Nevada Undecided
Meghan Small 200 IM Lineboro, Md Tennessee Aquatics Tennessee, ‘20
Leah Smith 400 FR; 400 IM Pittsburgh, Pa Jim Click Team Elite, Inc Virginia, ‘17
Regan Smith 100/200 BK; 200 FL Lakeville, Minn Riptide Swim Team ^Stanford, ‘25
Olivia Smoliga 100/200 FR; 100 BK Glenview, Ill Athens Bulldog Swim Club Georgia, ‘17
Isabelle Stadden 100/200 BK Blaine, Minn Aquajets Swim Team/California Aquatics Cal-Berkeley, ‘24
Blair Stoneburg 10K Jensen Beach, Fla Treasure Coast Aquatics ^Wisconsin, ‘26
Erica Sullivan 400/800/1500 FR; 10K Las Vegas, Nev Sandpipers of Nevada Texas, ‘25
Micah Sumrall 100 BR Pflugerville, Texas Gamecock Aquatic Club Auburn/Queens University, ‘12
Ashley Twichell 10K Fayetteville, N Y TAC Titans Duke, ‘11
Alex Walsh 200 IM Nashville, Tenn Nashville Aquatic Club/University of Virginia Virginia, ‘24
Gretchen Walsh 100 FL Nashville, Tenn Nashville Aquatic Club/University of Virginia Virginia, ‘25
Abbey Weitzeil 50/100 FR Santa Claita, Calif California Aquatics Cal-Berkeley, ‘19
Emma Weyant 400 IM Sarasota, Fla Sarasota Sharks/University of Virginia Virginia, ‘25
Rhyan White 100/200 BK Herriman, Utah University of Alabama/WFFM Alabama, ‘22

U.S. Open Water National Team

Current members of the U.S. Open Water National Team will hold their distinctions through October 31, 2021. The Open Water National Team currently features 13 athletes based on U.S. representatives at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 10K race and top-five finishes at the 2021 Open Water National Championships.

The upcoming Open Water National Team, which will be active from November 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022, will consist of

who were selected after they swam the 10K at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The roster will also feature the top-five finishers in the 10K at the Las Vegas Open Water Championships Cup, which takes place October 8-10, 2021.

National Team athlete bios can be found at



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Gulliver’s Swimming Travels
2 years ago

Whoa I just realized Cody didn’t make the team for the first time in… eons, right? Doesn’t that mean he loses his health insurance? Yikes. Especially with his wife expecting another baby.

2 years ago

I guess this explains Drabot’s IG story yesterday.

Reply to  GowdyRaines
2 years ago

What was it?

Jebron Lames
2 years ago

Can’t be saying casas is still at a&m

Ol' Longhorn
2 years ago

36-year-old Grevers still on the National Team. Coleman Stewart makes the 100 fly. MA with the “N/A” for college, but most events on the men’s side (though there should be a significant deduction for his last 50 of the 200 IM). Seems weird that as overall dominant as Dressel is, he makes it in “only” 3 events. Wonder what Ledecky could do in the 10K.

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Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
2 years ago

the fact that he has ‘07 next to northwestern made me go 😳 bc there’s some swimmers on the national team that were like little kids/practically babies when he graduated. really makes you go huh

Uh Oh Stinky
2 years ago

Wolfpack Eilte+NC State putting up numbers on the men’s side🔥

Greg Peter
2 years ago

My boy MA is the only male to qualify in 4 events!

2 years ago

Do they name coaches? Would like to see who coaches who. Not necessarily implied by their team

2 years ago

When do they announce the Junior team?

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