Who Else Is Missing the 2023 World Championships? A List of Absent Swimmers

2023 WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

With the USA finalizing its roster this past week, the field is set for the 2023 World Aquatics Championships set to be held in Fukuoka, Japan in a few weeks’ time. The competition starts on the 14th with the first swimming event starting on the 23rd.

As SwimSwam previews are released thought the coming fortnight, you can read them all here, this article looks at those swimmer’s names who will not be picked to win or even the final in Fukuoka.

Below is a list, that is by no means exclusive, of potential medal-winning swimmers (both domestic and international) who, for a variety of reasons, have decided to not participate or currently have questions about their participation at the 2023 World Championship (If we have missed any, please kindly mention them in the comments and you can view every roster SwimSwam has covered here).

Last updated: 12:24 EST 7/11

North America

USA (Pre-World Trials)

USA (Post-World Trials)

  • Caeleb Dressel: did not make team
    • 2022 Worlds – 2 medals: gold in 50 Fly and 400 Free Relay
    • 2019 Worlds – 8 medals: 6 gold: 50/100 Free, 50/100 Fly 400 Free Relay and 400 Mixed Free Relay
    • 2020 Olympics – 5 medals: Gold in 50/100 Free, 100 Fly, 400 Free and Medley Relays
  • Michael Andrew: did not make team
    • 2022 Worlds – 5 medals, 1 gold: 400 Mixed Medley Relay
    • 2019 Wolrds -1 medal: silver in the 400 Medley Relay
    • 2020 Olympics – 1 medal: gold in the 400 Medley Relay
  • Claire Curzan: did not make team
    • 2022 Worlds – 5 medals, 2 gold: 400 Medley and Mixed Medley Relays
    • 2020 Olympics – 1 medal: silver in 400 Medley Relay
  • Natalie Hinds: did not make team
    • 2022 Worlds – 2 medals, 1 gold: 400 Medley Relay
    • 2020 Olympics – 1 medal: gold in 400 Free Relay
  • Erika Brown: did not make team
    • 2022 Worlds – 5 medals, 2 gold: 400 Medley and Mixed Medley Relays
    • 2020 Olympics – 2 medals, 1 silver: 400 Medley Relay
  • Annie Lazor: did not make team
    • 2020 Olympics- bronze in 200 Breaststroke
  • Hali Flickinger: did not make team
    • 2022 Worlds – 2 medals, 1 gold: 800 Free Relay
    • 2019 Worlds – 1 medal: silver in 200 Fly
    • 2020 Olympics – 2 medals: bronze in 200 Fly and 400 IM
  • Emma Weyant: did not make team
    • 2022 Worlds – 1 medal: bronze in 400 IM
    • 2020 Olympics – 1 medal: silver in 400 IM
  • Coby Carrozza: did not make team
    • 2022 Worlds – 1 medal: gold in 800 Free Relay
  • Phoebe Bacon: did not make team
    • 2022 Worlds – 1 medal: silver in 200 Back
  • Brooks Curry: did not make team
    • 2022 Worlds – 3 medals, 1 gold: 400 Free Relay
    • 2020 Olympics – 1 medal: gold in 400 Free Relay
  • Trenton Julian
    • 2022 Worlds – 2 medals, 1 gold: 800 Free Relay
  • Leah Hayes: did not make team
    • 2022 Worlds – 1 medal: bronze in 200 IM

Canada

South America

Brazil

Europe

Great Britain

Germany

  • Sarah Kohler Wellbrock: Has since retired
    • 2022 Worlds – Absent
    • 2019 Worlds – 2 medals: Silver in 1500, gold in team open water
    • 2020 Olympics – Bronze in 1500

Hungary

Africa

South Africa

Asia

Japan

China

Oceania

Australia

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Question
7 months ago

Has Kathleen Baker officially retired?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Michael Andrew 50 fly 22.8 Caleb Dressel 50 free 22.7

Troyy
7 months ago

Canada’s Pickrem and Zavaros are out of worlds

Riser
Reply to  Troyy
7 months ago

What? Where did you hear this?

Troyy
Reply to  Riser
7 months ago

I tried posting the link but it got caught in the spam filter. Just google Pickrem Zavaros.

Riser
Reply to  Troyy
7 months ago

Thank you I just read it on the website.

liemse
Reply to  Riser
7 months ago

Official announcement from Swimming Canada

Air Quality at YMCA Pools
7 months ago

Michael Andrew is probably the biggest shock. He qualified for worlds and was left off the team.

Joel
Reply to  Air Quality at YMCA Pools
7 months ago

He didn’t qualify according to the selection procedures.

Zippo2
7 months ago

In Fukuoka’s realm, dreams set sail, But some swimmers missed the boat’s trail. Their journey diverged, a different fate, Yet their spirits persist, undeterred, they wait. Next time they’ll rise, their chance won’t abate.

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
7 months ago

Rebecca Smith – Canada

The W 4 x 100 FR-R for Canada has been decimated.

Oleksiak, Penny – injury
Smith, Rebecca – sabbatical
Sanchez, Kayla – defection

Who knows what form Taylor Ruck will be in.

Meowmeowmeow
7 months ago

Kyle Sockwell : horrendous backhalf, SMU training is getting it better

Willswim
7 months ago

It was originally reported that Dean Farris isn’t going but that was later corrected to say that Dean Farris is everywhere and all around us.

USAUSAUSA
Reply to  Willswim
7 months ago

Praise be His name.