2021 - 2022

National Team

NATIONAL TEAM

2021 - 2022 Media Roster
MEDIA ROSTER

NATIONAL TEAM

Official Women's Roster
WOMEN'S ROSTER

NATIONAL TEAM

Official Men's Roster
MEN'S ROSTER
 
2021-2022 NATIONAL TEAM

SELECTION CRITERIA

Team will be announced September 10, 2021. 

GENERAL CRITERIA
  • All team members must be registered USA Swimming members in good standing at the time of selection.

  • The athlete must be eligible to represent the U.S. in international competition.

  • Athletes must satisfactorily pass a USA Swimming criminal background screen within five days of being named to the National Team.

 

 

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Any questions can be submitted to
Lindsay Mintenko at lminetenko@usaswimming.org.

2021-2022 USA SWIMMING NATIONAL TEAM
  • Athletes named to the 2021- 2022 National Team will be on the National Team from September 10, 2021- September 8, 2022.

  • The six (6) athletes with the fastest times in each individual Olympic event, from the combined results of all USA Swimming or FINA sanctioned competitions, will be named to the roster.

  • Relay lead-offs, time trials, swim-offs and intermediate splits will not be included.

  • Times from prelims, semi-finals and finals (A, B, C and D) only will be used.

  • Times from “approved meets” or “observed swims” will not be considered.

  • The National Team roster will be selected according to the usaswimming.org Times database on www.usaswimming.org as of as of September 1, 2021, at 8:00 AM Mountain Time.

  • Times swum from January 1, 2021 through, and including, August 31, 2021 will be eligible for selection to the National Team roster.

  • If an athlete’s time is not in the usaswimming.org Times database it is up to the athlete to contact USA Swimming with a proof of time prior to September 1, 2021.
2021 Quad Plan (Updated March 25 2021)

2021 ELITE ATHLETE HEALTH INSURANCE

GENERAL CRITERIA

Once EAHI is offered to an athlete, he/she will have 30 days to activate his/her coverage. Athletes not activating coverage within 30 days of notification of eligibility will lose their slot for that eligibility period. 

 

If there are still available slots left after the eligible athletes have either accepted or declined, the remaining slots may be allocated at the discretion of the USA Swimming National Team Managing Director, based on the athlete’s potential for future Olympic and International success. 

 

To be eligible athletes must be: 
Actively training and competing 
POOL CRITERIA 2021

 (January 1-December 31, 2021) 

 

Elite Athlete Health Insurance will be offered to athletes who meet the following criteria: 

 
Athletes of both genders who have received an Athlete Stipend in 2021 
OPEN WATER CRITERIA 2021

 (January 1-December 31, 2021) 

 

Elite Athlete Health Insurance will be offered to athletes who meet the following criteria: 

 

Athletes of both genders who have received an Athlete Stipend in 2021  

2021 Direct Athlete Support (Monthly Stipend)

GENERAL CRITERIA

To be eligible athletes must be:

  • Actively training and competing
  • Named to the current year National Team or National Open Water Team Criteria can be found here: 2020-2021 National Team Selection Criteria
  • Provide a training and competition calendar signed by their coach
  • Athletes who are named to the 2020-2021 National Team after August 18 are not eligible for Direct Athlete Support or to sign the Athlete Partnership Agreement.
QUALIFICATION CRITERIA
Pool Funding January - June
  • Have a designated World Ranking (1-16) and be named to the National Team in the same event for pool swimming.
  • All World Rankings referenced in the Athlete Stipend criteria will be taken from https://www.usaswimming.org/times/data-hub/world-rankings-powered-by-usa-swimming.
  • World Rankings will be taken at 8 a.m. Mountain Time (MT) on March 25, 2020 including times from January 1, 2019- March 17, 2020.
  • Only individual Olympic events only will be considered, non-Olympic events will not be considered under any circumstances 
  • No relay lead-offs, time- trials, swim-offs, performances from mixed gender heats, or intermediate splits will be considered under any circumstances.
  • Athletes may only receive funding in one discipline (Pool or Open Water).
  • Athletes will be ranked to reach 52 athletes in an Individual Olympic Event
  • Should there be more than 52 athletes who qualify, the following criteria will be used:

    ∘ Athletes will be ranked based on World Rankings powered by USA Swimming.
    ∘ Athletes will be ranked in their highest world ranking until 52 athletes are reached, once 52 athletes are reached, they will receive tier 1 funding.
  • Athletes who are ranked in the Top 16 in the world, but outside the top 52 will still receive funding, however, at a tier 2 rate.

    ∘ Exception: all athletes (even if there are more than 52 athletes) who received funding for the 2019-2020 season (funding period ending July 31, 2020) will receive funding at the same tier level that they received during that time period, even if they fall outside of the top 52 ranked athletes.
  • If an athlete’s ranking moves him/her up a tier level they will receive funding for the higher tier.
RELAY FUNDING JANUARY - JUNE
  • Have received relay funding for the 2019-2020 season (funding period ending July 31, 2020) or
  • Post the top four fastest flat start times (among American athletes and only those who haven’t already qualified for a stipend) in either the 100 or 200 freestyle from 9/1/19 to 3/17/20.
  • Athletes who receive athlete assistance in Individual Olympic Events may not receive funding in relay events.
POOL FUNDING JULY – DECEMBER
  •  Be qualified to the 2020/21 Olympic Swim Team
  • Only Olympic Team Athletes will receive funding from July 1, 2021-December 31, 2021. No additional athletes will be added to athlete funding.
RELAY FUNDING JULY - DECEMBER
  • Athletes who qualify to represent the U.S. on the 2021 Olympic Team will receive relay funding without having to meet a time standard.
  • Athletes can only receive payments in an Individual Olympic Event or as a Relay Only athlete, not both.
OPEN WATER FUNDING JANUARY – DECEMBER

Be qualified to the 2020/21 Open Water Olympic Swim Team

OPEN WATER FUNDING JANUARY - APRIL
All athletes not named to the 2020/21 Open Water Olympic Swim Team who received funding for the 2019-2020 season (funding period ending May 31,2020) will receive funding at the same tier level that they received during that time period.
OPEN WATER FUNDING MAY – OCTOBER
The highest ranking non-Olympic American finisher (1 male and 1 female) from the 2021 USA Swimming 10K Open Water National Championships will receive Silver Level Funding.
OPEN WATER FUNDING NOVEMBER – DECEMBER
The highest ranking non-Olympic American finisher (1 male and 1 female) from a to be determined 2021 USA Swimming Open Water Event will receive Silver Level Funding.

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