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Meet The 380 Males Who Have Certified For The 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials


With the Olympic season underway, it’s time to take inventory of the place the {qualifications} for the 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials are at.

The qualifying window for the occasion opened on November 30, 2022. With an enormous stadium to fill, we suspect that USA Swimming is focusing on a subject on the larger finish of the standard vary, however that can imply a whole lot of work within the subsequent 9 months, the time when swimmers actually appear to rise to the event.

To date, we rely 380 males who’ve met the requirements for the 2024 Trials in at the least one occasion.

2024 US Olympic Trials Requirements:

WOMEN EVENT MEN
25.69 50m Freestyle 22.79
55.79 100m Freestyle 49.99
2:00.89 200m Freestyle 1:49.99
4:15.49 400m Freestyle 3:55.59
8:45.79 800m Freestyle 8:09.69
16:45.69 1500m Freestyle 15:39.89
1:01.89 100m Backstroke 55.69
2:13.59 200m Backstroke 2:01.69
1:10.29 100m Breaststroke 1:02.19
2:31.69 200m Breaststroke 2:15.99
1:00.19 100m Butterfly 53.59
2:13.69 200m Butterfly 2:00.49
2:16.09 200m Particular person Medley 2:03.49
4:49.89 400m Particular person Medley 4:25.19

Let’s study a little bit bit extra about who’s qualifying.

Swimmers With The Most Occasions

There are at the moment 10 males who’ve certified for the Olympic Trials in at the least 5 occasions. A number of these aren’t a shock – IMers, freestylers with vary, or stroke swimmers who are also good at freestyle races.

I believe some individuals will probably be shocked to see middle-distance ace Kieran Smith on the high of this record with eight (my guess would’ve been the versatile Shaine Casas) however keep in mind —he was recruited to Florida as a backstroker and IMer, so his specialty belies his versatility.

Full Identify Membership LSC Occasion Depend
1 Smith, Kieran Ridgefield Aquatic Membership CT 8
2 Casas, Shaine Longhorn Aquatics ST 7
3 Diehl, Daniel YMCA of Cumberland MD 6
3 Shackell, Aaron Carmel Swim Membership IN 6
3 Julian, Trenton Mission Viejo Nadadores CA 6
3 Foster, Carson Mason Manta Rays OH 6
3 Maurer, Rex Rose Bowl Aquatics CA 6
3 Litherland, Jay Solar Satan Swimming AZ 6
3 Kalisz, Chase Solar Satan Swimming AZ 6
10 Heilman, Thomas Cavalier Aquatics/Piedmont Household YMCA VA 5
10 Grothe, Zane Unattached SE 5
10 Dahlgren, Jack Group Triumph MV 5
10 Nelson, Baylor Aggie Swim Membership GU 5
10 Jett, Gabriel California Aquatics PC 5
10 Burns, Brendan Indiana Swim Membership IN 5
10 Lucas, Cooper Lakeside Aquatic Membership NT 5
10 Albiero, Nicolas Cardinal Aquatics KY 5
10 Finke, Bobby Saint Petersburg Aquatics FL 5
10 Ellis, Luke Sandpipers Of Nevada CA 5

Kieran Smith‘s Certified Occasions:

  • 100 free – 48.58
  • 200 free – 1:45.63
  • 400 free – 3:45.77
  • 800 free – 8:01.14
  • 100 again – 55.10
  • 200 again – 1:58.43
  • 200 IM – 1:57.99
  • 400 IM – 4:19.67

Past Smith and Casas, we see a few of the different traditional suspects excessive on this record, reminiscent of medley specialists Carson FosterChase Kalisz and Jay Litherland, nevertheless it’s additionally attention-grabbing to see a few of the subsequent era qualifying in 5 or extra occasions. Daniel DiehlAaron Shackell and Rex Maurer all have six certified occasions, and Thomas Heilman has 5.

By Membership

Don’t get mad at me, y’all select who you characterize.

The athletes on this record characterize 169 completely different golf equipment. That doesn’t embody 9 unattached swimmers.

A lot of the groups on the high are, unsurprisingly, tied to schools. That’s the place most Olympic Trials qualifiers practice.

The highest membership not hooked up to a school is Texas Ford Aquatics with six qualifiers – although that features Coley Stickels‘ professional group.

The Mason Manta Rays are the highest membership group with out a faculty or professional group affiliation, however once more, that features Texas-trained Carson Foster and Jake Foster.

Finally, lack of consistency in membership illustration makes the information type of ineffective, however enjoyable to take a look at anyway.

Membership Swimmers
1 Wolfpack Elite 19
2 California Aquatics 16
3 Indiana Swim Membership 13
3 Longhorn Aquatics 13
5 Solar Satan Swimming 12
6 College of Florida 9
6 Unattached 9
8 Ohio State College 8
9 Athens Bulldog Swim Membership 7
9 Aggie Swim Membership 7

By Occasion

This one is what’s actually attention-grabbing. Previously, the 50 free has persistently been the most-qualified-for occasion.

However not to this point this 12 months. This 12 months, it’s the person medley races. The 400 IM is particularly stunning, as a result of that, together with the space freestyles, is normally the least-qualified-for occasion.

Occasion Qualifiers
200 IM LCM 76
400 IM LCM 69
100 FR LCM 63
100 FL LCM 60
200 BK LCM 59
400 FR LCM 58
100 BR LCM 57
800 FR LCM 56
100 BK LCM 56
200 FR LCM 55
200 FL LCM 52
1500 FR LCM 51
200 BR LCM 51
50 FR LCM 50

Maybe the 200 and 400 IM occasions rating atop the heap so far is smart provided that they have been the 2 occasions that noticed the smallest enchancment by way of normal percentage-wise relative to the 2021 Trials cuts (each normal bought quicker to a point).

The 50 free bought quicker by 1.72 p.c, dropping from 23.19 to 22.79, which helps us perceive why there are solely 50 qualifiers within the occasion so far. In 2021, the lads’s 50 free had essentially the most certified swimmers (together with girls’s occasions) at 167.

NUMBER OF QUALIFIERS VERSUS 2021

The 400 IM can be the one occasion that has extra qualifiers to this point for the 2024 Trials in comparison with 2021.

Occasion Certified Swimmers In 2021 Certified Swimmers In 2024* Distinction
50 Free 167 50 -117
100 Free 99 63 -36
200 Free 71 55 -16
400 Free 82 58 -24
800 Free 64 56 -8
1500 Free 57 51 -6
100 Again 125 56 -69
200 Again 91 59 -32
100 Breast 137 57 -80
200 Breast 87 51 -36
100 Fly 109 60 -49
200 Fly 78 52 -26
200 IM 82 76 -6
400 IM 60 69 +9

*By means of September 28, 2023

By LSC

To date, 42 out of the 59 LSCs in USA Swimming are represented among the many Olympic Trials qualifiers, with the North Carolina, Indiana, and Southern California LSCs main the way in which.

Locations with massive professional teams and elite faculty groups (the place athletes characterize their colleges, not their residence membership) do typically have an outsized variety of swims versus swimmers. Southern California, for instance, checks this field. Extra elite swimmers usually tend to have extra qualifying occasions, so one clarification for these numbers is that “swimmers” exhibits depth, whereas “swims” represents extra elite top-end expertise.

Arizona is an efficient instance of that in motion.

All the similar caveats as above.

LSC Swimmers Swims
NC 33 66
IN 28 71
CA 28 75
PC 24 54
FL 24 48
OH 18 34
SE 18 33
AZ 17 50
VA 16 32
ST 16 40
GA 15 37
NT 14 34
KY 14 32
GU 12 27
MI 12 20
MR 9 19
CO 7 9
WI 7 7
IL 6 6
MN 6 12
FG 5 13
NJ 5 6
PV 4 5
MD 4 9
MV 4 10
NE 4 7
SI 3 5
LA 3 5
MA 3 7
PN 3 5
OR 2 4
SN 2 5
IA 2 2
MW 2 2
IE 2 5
CT 1 8
AD 1 2
UT 1 1
OK 1 1
SC 1 1
US 1 1
AM 1 1
WV 1 2

TOP SEEDS

The inflow of latest blood atop the U.S. swimming scene is on show as we have a look at the present high seeds in every occasion, as solely two swimmers, Bobby Finke and Ryan Murphy, two of the world’s finest of their respective disciplines, maintain the quickest time in a number of occasions.

Occasion Swimmer Time Meet Membership LSC
50 Free Ryan Held 21.50 2023 Phillips 66 Nationwide Championships New York Athletic Membership MR
100 Free Jack Alexy 47.31 2023 World Champs California Aquatics PC
200 Free Luke Hobson 1:44.87 2023 World Champs Longhorn Aquatics ST
400 Free David Johnston 3:45.75 2023 Phillips 66 Nationwide Championships Longhorn Aquatics ST
800 Free Bobby Finke 7:38.67 2023 World Champs Saint Petersburg Aquatics FL
1500 Free Bobby Finke 14:31.59 2023 World Champs Saint Petersburg Aquatics FL
100 Again Ryan Murphy 52.02 2023 World Champs California Aquatics PC
200 Again Ryan Murphy 1:54.83 2023 World Champs California Aquatics PC
100 Breast Nic Fink 58.36 2023 Phillips 66 Nationwide Championships Metro Atlanta Aquatic Membership GA
200 Breast Matt Fallon 2:07.71 2023 Phillips 66 Nationwide Championships Athens Bulldog Swim Membership GA
100 Fly Dare Rose 50.46 2023 World Champs California Aquatics PC
200 Fly Thomas Heilman 1:53.82 2023 World Champs Cavalier Aquatics/Piedmont Household YMCA VA
200 IM Shaine Casas 1:56.06 2023 TYR Professional Swim Sequence Westmont Longhorn Aquatics ST
400 IM Carson Foster 4:06.56 2023 World Champs Mason Manta Rays OH

FULL LIST OF QUALIFIERS



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