USA Swimming has begun posting the list of swimmers confirmed for selection for the team that the United States will send to the Junior World Championships that will be held in Singapore from August 25th-30th.
7 women and 5 men have been assigned to the team through Saturday’s finals. Swimmers on this list of both been nominated for a spot and accepted it, noting that some swimmers will decline a spot for, among other reasons, the overlap with the American school year and in cases of freshmen-to-be the college season.
Confirmed team so far:
Claire Adams (Carmel Swim Club): 100m back
Cassidy Bayer (Nation’s Capital Swim Club): 100m fly
Lauren Case (Chattahoochee Gold): 100m fly, 800m free relay
Hannah Cox (Upper Valley Aquatic Club): 200m free
Melissa Pish (Waves Bloomington/Normal): 200m free
Sierra Schmidt (North Baltimore Aquatic Club): 400m free
Samantha Shelton (Mission Viejo Nadadores): 800m free relay
Michael Andrew (Indie Swimming): 100m back, 100m breast
Sean Grieshop (Nitro Swimming): 400m IM
Grant House (Countryside YMCA): 800m free relay
Maxime Rooney (Pleasanton Seahawks): 200m free
Grant Shoults (Mission Viejo Nadadores): 200m free
This year, USA Swimming is selecting their Junior World Championships team strictly on the basis of this weekend’s senior National Championship meet.
To be eligible, male team members must have been born in the years 1997, 1998, 1999, or 2000, and female swimmers must have been born in the years 1998, 1999, 2000, or 2001. In more general terms, at year’s end, males must be aged 15-18 and females aged 14-17.
Beyond that, USA Swimming will send swimmers to the meet based on the following criteria:
- They must have finished in the top 6 in Olympic events, or top 8 in the 100 and 200 freestyle;
and then chosen as:
- First priority goes to the winner of each Olympic event, and the top four eligible finishers in the 100 and 200 freestyle (given the above criteria); followed by
- The second-fastest swimmer in every event aside from the 100 and 200 freestyle
With up to 26 spots available on the boys’ team and 26 spots available on the girls’ team, there should be available space for all swimmers who meet the above criteria in either the first or second position.
USA Swimming says that they will continue to update the list as more swimmers both qualify and accept positions on the roster.