COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado –
USA Swimming, the National Governing Body of the sport of swimming in the United States, today announced its 2022-2023 U.S. National Team presented by Toyota.
The roster is comprised of 99 athletes, 26 of whom earn National Team selections for the first time. Six athletes—Shaine Casas
(McAllen, Texas/Longhorn Aquatics), Claire Curzan
(Cary, North Carolina /TAC Titans), Carson Foster
(Cincinnati, Ohio/University of Texas/Mason Manta Rays), Katie Grimes
(Las Vegas, Nevada/Sandpipers of Nevada), Katie Ledecky
(Bethesda, Maryland/Gator Swim Club/Nation’s Capital Swim Club) and Leah Smith
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania/Longhorn Aquatics)—qualified for the team in five events.
Headlining the list of first-time U.S. National Team selections are recent Junior Pan Pacific Championships gold medalists Erin Gemmell
(Potomac, Maryland/Nation’s Capital Swim Club) and Daniel Diehl
(Cumberland, Maryland/YMCA of Cumberland) along with multiple members of last year’s U.S. National Junior Team, including Leah Hayes
(Sugar Grove, Illinois/Fox Valley Park District Riptides) and Luke Hobson
(Reno, Nevada/University of Texas), among others.
“This year’s National Team roster features a good mix of veteran presence and emerging talent,” USA Swimming National Team Managing Director Lindsay Mintenko said. “This roster showcases the strength of both our club and college systems. These athletes had strong showings nationally and internationally this past year, and we look forward to seeing them compete as we look to next year and ultimately the 2024 Paris Olympics.”
Breakdown of the 2022-2023 U.S. National Team:
• 56 clubs represented
• 31 states represented
• 23 universities represented
• 36 Olympians
• 30 Olympic medalists
• 14 current American Record holders (LCM)
• 9 current World Record holders (LCM)
• 12 members of last year’s U.S. National Junior Team
• California is the most-represented home state (11)
• Longhorn Aquatics/University of Texas is the most-represented club/college (11)
The U.S. National Team is comprised of the six (6) athletes with the fastest times in each Individual Olympic Event, from the combined results of a USA Swimming sanctioned competition, a FINA approved competition, or an international competition between January 1, 2022 through August 31, 2022. The full pool selection criteria document can be found here
The open water athletes on the roster were named in May 2022
, and will be active through October 31, 2022. The 2022-2023 Open Water National Team Selection can be found here
For more on the U.S. National Team, visit www.usaswimming.org/meet-the-team/national-team
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