USA Swimming Releases 2020-21 U.S. National Team Roster
8 Swimmers with Hoosier Ties Make the Cut
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – As athletes prepare for the new Olympic year, and both the rescheduled U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming and Olympic Games in Tokyo, USA Swimming today announced its 2020-2021 National Team roster. The 115-athlete USA Swimming National Team roster includes 59 men and 56 women.
Following the global disruption to the 2019-2020 season, USA Swimming made the decision to keep every returning athlete from the most recent U.S. National Team roster and add two qualifying athletes.
“I am incredibly proud of the poise and commitment our National Team athletes and coaches have shown as we deal with this worldwide pandemic,” USA Swimming’s Managing Director of the National Team Lindsay Mintenko said. “Now more than ever, heading into this unique Olympic year, we have endeavored to support as many of our top athletes as possible and look forward to reading an exceptional team for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021.”
The 2020-2021 USA Swimming National Team by the numbers:
- 115 National Team members (59 men; 56 women)
- 26 hometown states represented
- 60-plus USA Swimming clubs represented
- 32 NCAA universities represented
- 34 swimmers (18 men, 16 women) who have competed at the Olympic Games
The 2020-2021 USA Swimming National Team is comprised of returning 2019-2020 National Team members and athletes that achieved a performance faster than the sixth-place time on the 19-20 roster before March 17, 2020. Additionally, a few athletes already on the 19-20 roster qualified in new events, and event rankings have been updated. The full selection criteria for the 2020-2021 National Team can be found here.
This year’s Open Water National Team will adopt the same practice as the pool team and extend all its returning athletes from the 2019-2020 U.S. National Team. The Open Water National Team roster is comprised of the athletes selected to compete at the 2019 FINA Open Water World Championship, which took place in July 2019 in Yeosu, South Korea. The remaining positions were filled based on results from the 2019 USA Swimming 10K National Championships.
Benefits offered to USA Swimming National Team members include travel to USA Swimming TYR Pro Swim Series meets and training camp opportunities. Select athletes are eligible for monthly assistance and elite athlete health insurance.
Lilly King – 100 Breast, 200 Breast
Annie Lazor – 100 Breast, 200 Breast
Zach Apple – 50 Free, 100 Free
Michael Brinegar – 800 Free, 1500 Free, Open Water
Ian Finnerty – 100 Breast
Zane Grothe – 400 Free, 800 Free, 1500 Free, Open Water
Cody Miller – 100 Breast, 200 Breast
Blake Pieroni – 100 Free, 200 Free