USA Swimming Names 18 & Under World 100 List

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January 22nd, 2020 News

Courtesy: USA Swimming

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Swimming today announced its 2019 18 & Under World 100 list. The complete world ranking list consists of 299 American male swimmers and 338 American female swimmers.

Heading the list of top-ranked performances are United States National Team members Regan Smith (Lakeville, Minn./Riptide Swimming) and Luca Urlando (Sacramento, Calif./DART Swimming). Smith’s top performance came via her world-record setting 200-meter backstroke performance at the 2019 FINA World Championships, while Urlando earns top spot by way of his 200m butterfly at the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series at Clovis, California.

“The 18 & Under World 100 List is a reflection of the strength of USA Swimming’s future,” USA Swimming Director of the National Junior Team Mitch Dalton said. “While the National Junior Team is determined based on an all-age world ranking, the World 100 offers an apples-to-apples comparison of how our developmental-aged athletes compare to their international peers.”

The 18 & Under World 100 is a ranking of the best 18 & Under swimmers in the U.S., according to their 18 & Under, Age-Defined World Ranking according to USA Swimming. The goal of the program is to acknowledge the excellence achieved by our best 18 & Under athletes, their coaches who lead them and their clubs who support them. The athlete must be a registered USA Swimming member at the time of the qualifying performance and must be eligible to represent the U.S. in International competition as of September 1, 2018. The athlete must be 18 or under on September 2, 2019 (born on, or after, September 3, 2000).

This year’s list features a handful of previous World 100 selections who have gone on to earn U.S. National Team selections, including Carson Foster (Montgomery, Ohio/Mason Manta Rays), Gretchen Walsh (Nashville, Tenn./Nashville Aquatic Club) and Torri Huske (Arlington, Va./Arlington Aquatic Club). The list also consists of all 45 swimmers who represented Team USA in Budapest, Hungary at the 2019 FINA World Junior Championships. The team totaled 18 gold and 37 total medals at the competition, marking the highest respective medal counts ever recorded by a team at the Junior competition.

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11 months ago

Korean boys have a nice little contingent there

M d e
11 months ago

I think some of the Australian times are quite a bit out of date? When were these lists made?

Reply to  M d e
11 months ago

Yep. I understand some December 2019/January 2020 times missing but April 2019 times from the Australian Age Championships are also missing . One example – Edwards-Smith did a 1.57 200 back in April. He would be third on the 200 back list . Many other examples also. (Mind you , Swimming Australia hasn’t updated the season rankings on their website since September.)

Bo Swims
Reply to  M d e
11 months ago

Same for some Canadian Swimmers … Summer Macintosh noticeably absent in the 400 IM. Maybe they forgot her since she was 12 when she swam 4:50

11 months ago

How do they compile these lists? I can’t speak for other federations but there are several several u18 Australian swimmers that aren’t on those lists which have recorded times bettering the times shown.

Reply to  Roaring
11 months ago

Same here

Not even one of steverink times are here and even some are not up to date (sartori 400)

Reply to  Rafael
11 months ago

Just taking 2 swimmers

Sartori would be 10th not 16th on 400 free with his 3:49:77

Stevering (15 years old) would be 22nd on 1500 with 15:26:77
17th on 400 IM 4:21:35

Saldo 53,81 100 fly is also not on list, among others..

Reply to  Roaring
11 months ago

So many Aussie U18’s have swum times that should have made the list but have not. If interested, the Aussie boys top 25 LC rankings are and the Aussie girls top 25 LC rankings are

Should find a number of swims from very young Aussie swimmers that would make the cut of top 100 U18 worldwide.

Reply to  Roaring
11 months ago

Same about Spanish swimmers. Paula Juste (200M), María Claro (200fly)…