2022 FINA SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
- December 13th – December 18th
- Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC), Melbourne, Australia
- SCM (25m)
- Meet Central
USA Swimming has updated its roster for the 2022 Short Course World Championships, announcing Wednesday that Zach Harting will join the U.S. contingent heading to Melbourne to race the men’s 200 butterfly.
Harting gains an entry after FINA informed USA Swimming that one of the initial entrants, Carson Foster, was ineligible to race the 200 fly because his qualifying time was not done at a FINA-approved qualifying event.
USA Swimming selected its SC Worlds roster via long course times through the U.S. National Team, where Foster was the top-ranked swimmer in the men’s 200 fly after clocking 1:53.67 at the Speedo Southern Sectionals in Austin back in July. However, the competition is not FINA-approved for qualifying purposes, making him ineligible to race the event at Worlds under the FINA qualifying procedures.
USA Swimming provided the following statement:
Upon further review of the time standard requirements set for entrance into the FINA World Championships (25m), USA Swimming has determined that Carson Foster is not eligible to represent USA Swimming in the 200 Fly in Melbourne, and will be replaced by Zach Harting. Trenton Julian is also set to race the 200 Fly.
Carson Foster will still swim the 200 and 400 IM at FINA World Championships (25m). USA Swimming prides itself on accurate and fair selection procedures and takes full responsibility for this error. We look forward to having Zach and his leadership on the Short Course World Championship Team alongside Carson and the rest of this talented team.
The change does not effect the U.S. National Team roster.
As a result, Harting joins the U.S. squad as the fifth-fastest swimmer in the men’s 200 fly on the National Team, giving the event a complete overhaul compared to the original two swimmers entered when the roster was first announced.
Luca Urlando, who is ranked second behind Foster on the National Team in the 200 fly, was forced to withdraw from the competition after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury on the FINA World Cup circuit, which opened the door for Trenton Julian to be added to the team last week.
Julian was ranked third in the 200 fly, while fourth-ranked Gabriel Jett has seemingly declined his spot.
Foster will still swim the men’s 200 IM and 400 IM in Melbourne, having won silver and bronze in those events, respectively, at last year’s SC Worlds in Abu Dhabi.
For Harting, this will be his third straight appearance on the U.S. roster at SC Worlds. At the 2018 championships in Hangzhou, China, he finished fifth in the 200 fly, and last year in Abu Dhabi he placed 11th while also picking up a gold medal after swimming a prelim leg on the U.S. men’s 800 free relay.
With the addition of Harting, the U.S. roster is now at USA Swimming’s maximum of 16 men and 16 women.
Men’s Roster, 2022 World Short Course Championships
|Michael Andrew||50/100 BR; 50 FR; 50/100 FL; 100 IM||Encinitas, Calif .||MA Swim Academy|
|Hunter Armstrong||50/100 BK; 100 FR||Dover, Ohio||California Aquatics|
|Shaine Casas||100 FL; 100/200 IM; 200 BK||McAllen, Texas||Longhorn Aquatics|
|Charlie Clark||800/1500 FR||Sandusky, Ohio||The Ohio State University/Vacationland Swim Club|
|David Curtiss||50 FR||Yardley, Pa . .||NC State/Hamilton Y Aquatic Club|
|Nic Fink||50/100/200 BR||Morristown, N .J . .||Metro Atlantic Aquatic Club|
|Carson Foster||200/400 IM||Cincinnati, Ohio||University of Texas/Mason Manta Rays|
|Jake Foster||400 IM||Cincinnati, Ohio||University of Texas/Mason Manta Rays|
|Zach Harting||200 FL||Madison, Alabama||Cardinal Aquatics|
|David Johnston||800/1500 FR||Dallas, Texas||University of Texas|
|Trenton Julian||200 FL||Glendale, Calif||Rose Bowl Aquatics|
|Drew Kibler||100/200 FR||Carmel, Ind . .||University of Texas|
|Jake Magahey||400 FR||Dacula, Ga||University of Georgia/Swim Atlanta|
|Ryan Murphy||50/100/200 BK||Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla .||California Aquatics|
|Kieran Smith||200/400 FR||Ridgefield, Conn.||Ridgefield Aquatic Club/University of Florida|
|Charlie Swanson||200 BR||Richmond, Va . .||NOVA of Virginia/Longhorn Aquatics|
Women’s Roster, 2022 World Short Course Championships
|Erika Brown||50 FR||Modesto, Calif||Tennessee Aquatics|
|Jillian Cox||800/1500 FR||Cedar Park, Texas||University of Texas|
|Claire Curzan||50 FR; 50/100 FL; 50/100 BK||Cary, N .C .||Stanford University/TAC Titans|
|Kate Douglass||200 BR; 200 IM||Pelham, N .Y||University of Virginia|
|Erin Gemmell||200/400 FR||Potomac, Md||Nation’s Capital Swim Club|
|Hali Flickinger||200 FR; 200 FL; 400 IM||York, Pa . .||Sun Devil Swimming|
|Natalie Hinds||100 FR||Midland, Texas||Gator Swim Club|
|Torri Huske||50/100 FL; 100 FR||Arlington, Va||Stanford University|
|Lilly King||50/100/200 BR||Evansville, Ind||Indiana Swim Club|
|Annie Lazor||50/100 BR||Beverly Hills, Mich . .||Indiana Swim Club/Mission Viejo Nadadores|
|Dakota Luther||200 FL||Austin, Texas||Longhorn Aquatics|
|Kensey McMahon||1500 FR||Jacksonville, Fla .||University of Alabama|
|Leah Smith||400/800 FR; 400 IM||Pittsburgh, Pa .||Longhorn Aquatics|
|Isabelle Stadden||200 BK||Blaine, Minn . .||California Aquatics|
|Alex Walsh||200 IM||Nashville, Tenn .||University of Virginia/Nashville Aquatic Club|
|Rhyan White||50/100/200 BK||Herriman, Utah||University of Alabama/WFFM|
The 2022 World Short Course Championships will be held from December 13-18 in Melbourne, Australia. At the 2021 edition in Abu Dhabi, the U.S. led the medal table with nine gold and 30 total medals won.