USA Swimming Updates SC Worlds Roster: Harting In, Foster Out of 200 Fly In Melbourne


  • 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

Name Event(s) Hometown Club
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

Name Event(s) Hometown Club
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.

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2 months ago

Carson will be a little more rested for the 4×200 WR attempt w Kibler Kieran & Casas/Julian

2 months ago

Watch Zach Harting pull a Tom Shields and not even final. Carson by default is the better decision regardless of who has the fastest seed time, he’s more reliable

Reply to  Chungus
2 months ago

It’s not about who has the fastest seeded time. Carson is not eligible to swim. While I acknowledge that FINA has fudged their rules on invites before…by FINA rules, Carson is not eligible to enter the 200 fly at SC Worlds.

Reply to  Braden Keith
2 months ago

And how did we just realize this on Nov. 29? Wouldn’t this be fundamental meet-entry 101 type of stuff? This is a terrible look for USAS. And Zach will fill the hole admirably – but it’s not fair for him either.

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Reply to  Swimgeek
2 months ago

They’re too busy with the new website launch

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Reply to  Chungus
2 months ago

Show us on the globe where you made a Nat’l Team. Summer League World Championships don’t count either.

2 months ago

Trenton Julian does not belong anywhere near a pool deck, especially if there are minors.

He certainly does have a career cut out in the NFL, where they don’t care about these types of allegations whatsoever.

2 months ago

Just sad that Ledecky is not going… please, 1 time…400, 800 and 1500 Full taper world short course 🙏🏼

2 months ago

Nice to see Jake Foster on there for the 400 im, making a bro double a possibility

2 months ago

USA Swimming is also proud of allowing someone on the SafeSport list to represent the country.

James Beam
2 months ago

Wonder why Jett turned it down….

Reply to  James Beam
2 months ago

Probably because of only having 2 weeks of notice?

Reply to  Dylan
2 months ago

Finals for Cal are during the meet as well.

Dr Deluxe
2 months ago

I wish the announcement was saying Coleman Stewart and Beata Nelson were two new additions to the roster. Oh well ..wishful thinking.

Reply to  Dr Deluxe
2 months ago

This just doesn’t make any sense as there are empty spots…
Poor beata

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James Sutherland

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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