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



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.
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2022 ELITE ATHLETE HEALTH INSURANCE

GENERAL CRITERIA

To be eligible, athletes must be actively training and competing (with the exception of the 2020 Olympic Team Members). EAHI will be offered to athletes who meet the following criteria:

POOL CRITERIA 2022

 (January 1-December 31, 2022) 

 

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

 

2020 Olympic Team Members

2016 Olympic Team Members

OPEN WATER CRITERIA 2022

To be eligible, athletes must be actively training and competing (with the exception of the 2020 Olympic Team Members). EAHI will be offered to athletes who meet the following criteria: 

January - December 2022:

  • Athletes of both genders eligible for Athlete Stipends
  • 2020 Olympic Team Members
  • 2016 Olympic Team Members
POOL CRITERIA 2022: Jan. 1 - Aug. 31

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

  • Athletes of both genders eligible for Athlete Stipends
  • Athletes currently ranked in the top 16 of an Olympic Event (excluding relay lead-offs, time-trials, swim-offs, performances from mixed gender heats, or intermediate splits) listed at usaswimming.org as of September 1, 2021 (for the time period of January 1, 2021- August 31, 2021)  
POOL CRITERIA 2022: Sept. 1 - Dec. 31

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

  • Athletes of both genders eligible for Athlete Stipends
  • Athletes who are named to the 2022-2023 National Team, not eligible for Athlete Stipends, and are ranked 2nd or 3rd in their respective event(s).
  • Athletes who are named to the 2022-2023 National Team and are ranked 5th or 6th in the 100-meter and 200-meter Freestyle. 
EAHI June 2022 Amendments

 

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*Amendments approved June 14, 2022.

2022 Direct Athlete Support- June Amendments

 

*Amendments approved June 14, 2022 except Open Water May-October 2022 criteria approved March 31, 2022.

2022 Direct Athlete Support (Monthly Stipend)

Athlete Stipends General Criteria (Pool)

To be eligible athletes must be:

  • Be registered USA Swimming Members in good standing. All team members 18 and over must complete a background check and Athlete Protection Training five days after being named to the Team.
  • Be eligible to represent the U.S. in international competition.
  • Be actively training and competing and provide a training and competition calendar signed by their coach.
  • Athletes may only receive funding in one discipline (Pool or Open Water) and one event.
QUALIFICATION CRITERIA
January - April 2022 Monthly Athlete Stipend Qualifying Criteria: Individual Olympic Events
  • Be named to the current year USA Swimming National Team. Criteria can be found above
  • Have a designated World Ranking (1-16) and be named to the USA Swimming National Team in the same event for pool swimming. 
    • All World Rankings referenced in the Athlete Stipend criteria will be taken from World Rankings Powered by USA Swimming
    • The September 1, 2021 World Rankings (taken from the USA Swimming Times database at 8 a.m. Mountain Time) will be used including times from January 1, 2021-August 31, 2021.
  • Only Individual Olympic events 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 will be ranked to reach 52 athletes in an Individual Olympic Event (26 men and 26 women). 
  • Should there be any available resources remaining after the eligible athletes of one gender have been offered resources based on the established criteria, eligible athletes of the opposite gender may receive resources based on the established criteria. For example, if 24 women qualify in individual events and 28 men qualify in individual events then the remaining women’s spots will be given to the men. 
  • Should there be a tie for the final funding slot, following criteria will be used:
    • Athletes will be ranked based on their second highest World Ranking from the USA Swimming Times database, excluding relay lead-offs, time-trials, swim-offs, performances from mixed gender heats, or intermediate splits.
      • The athlete with the higher World ranking in the second individual Olympic event will receive funding.
      • Once 52 athletes are reached, only those athletes will receive funding. 
May-August 2022 Monthly Athlete Stipend Qualifying Criteria: Individual Olympic Events
  • 2022 FINA (Long Course) World Championship Team Members in individual Olympic events
    • Athletes who were receiving Athlete Stipends January – April 2022, will continue at the same rate that they were receiving during that funding time period. 
 
May-August 2022 Monthly Athlete Stipend Qualifying Criteria: Relay Only
  • 2022 FINA (Long Course) World Championship Team Members competing in relays only. 
 
September - December 2022 Monthly Athlete Stipend Qualifying Criteria: Individual Olympic Events

To be eligible athletes must:

  • Be named to the current year USA Swimming National Team. Criteria can be found below.
  • The athlete must be eligible to represent, and intend to represent, the U.S. in international competition.
  • The top 28 athletes of each gender will receive Athlete Stipends.
  • Athletes who are named to the 2022-2023 National Team and are ranked 1st in their respective event(s) will receive athlete stipends.
  • Athletes who are named to the 2022-2023 National Team and are ranked 2nd, 3rd or 4th in the 100 and 200 free will receive athlete stipends.
  • If all athletes listed above have qualified for funding, and less than 28 athletes per gender meet the above requirements, athletes who are on the 2022-2023 National Team will be ranked according to their percentage faster than the FINA A Time Standard for the 2022 FINA World Championships.
  • This percentage will be calculated by subtracting the swimmer's National Team Time in an Event from the "A" Time Standard in that same Event, then dividing the difference by the "A" Time Standard in that Event.  Calculations will be carried to the one-thousandth of a percent (i.e., x.xxx%).
    • For example, if the “A” Time standard in the 100-meter freestyle is :60 seconds and Swimmer #1’s National Team ranked time in the 100-meter Freestyle is :54 seconds, then Swimmer #1 has swum 6 seconds faster than the “A” Time Standard in the 100-meter Freestyle. Using the formula described above (60 seconds minus 54 seconds, divided by 60 seconds) Swimmer #1’s Percentage faster than the “A” Time Standard would be 10%. If the “A” Time Standard in the 200-meter Freestyle is 2 minutes, and Swimmer #2’s National Team ranked time in the 200-meter Freestyle is 1:54, then Swimmer #2 has swum 6 seconds faster than the “A” Time Standard in the 200-meter Freestyle. Using the formula described above (120 seconds minus 114 seconds, divided by 120 seconds) that swimmer’s Percentage faster than the “A” Time Standard would be 5%.

      Swimmer #1’s Percentage faster than the “A” Time Standard (10%) would be considered higher than Swimmer #2’s Percentage faster than the “A” Time Standard (5%).

      If a swimmer’s National Team ranked time in an Event is slower than the “A” Time Standard for that same Event, their percentages will be negative. Using the same example above, if Swimmer #1’s National Team ranked time in the 100-meter Freestyle is 1:06, their percentage faster than the “A” standard would be -10% (60 seconds minus 66 seconds equals negative 6 seconds negative 6 seconds divided by 60 seconds equals -10%). If Swimmer #2’s National Team ranked time in the 200-meter Freestyle is 2:06 their percentage faster than the “A” standard would be -5% (120 seconds minus 126 seconds equals negative 6 seconds; negative 6 seconds divided by 120 seconds equals -5%). In this case, Swimmer #2’s Percentage faster than the “A” Time Standard (-5%) is faster than Swimmer #1’s Percentage faster than the “A” Time Standard (-10%).
  • This process will continue until 28 men and 28 women have qualified for Athlete Stipends.
    • In the event there is a tie for the 28th position, both athletes will receive support.

     

  • Athletes may only receive funding in one discipline (Pool or Open Water).
Monthly Athlete Stipends General Criteria (Open Water)

To be eligible athletes must be:

  • Be registered USA Swimming Members in good standing. All team members 18 and over must complete a background check and Athlete Protection Training five days after being named to the Team.
  • Be eligible to represent the U.S. in international competition.
  • Be actively training and competing and provide a training and competition calendar signed by their coach.
  • Be named to the current year National Open Water Team. Criteria can be found above
  • Athletes may only receive funding in one discipline (Pool or Open Water) and one event.
QUALIFICATION CRITERIA
January-April 2022 Monthly Athlete Stipend Qualifying Criteria: Open Water
    • Gold Level Funding (up to 2 males, 2 females)
      • The highest ranking non-Open Water Olympic American finisher (1 male and 1 female) from the 2021Las Vegas 10K Open Water Champions Cup.
      • The highest-ranking American finisher (up to 1 male and 1 female) in the 10K Event at the 2021 FINA Marathon World Series - Abu Dhabi who finishes in the top 10.
    • Silver Level Funding (up to 2 males, 2 females)

    May-October 2022 Monthly Athlete Stipend Qualifying Criteria: Open Water

      A Point System will be used to rank athletes on their place finish in the table below:

       

      Point Table

       

      -10K Nationals*
      Place Points
      1 18
      2 16
      3 14
      4 12
      5 10
      6 8
      7 6
      8 4
      9 2
      10+ 1
      -Portugal MSWS 10K
      Place Points
      1 36
      2 36
      3 36
      4 24
      5 20

      *Place amongst U.S. athletes only

       

      • Gold Level Funding (2 males, 2 females)
        • Athletes with the 2 highest point totals in the table above will receive Gold Level Funding
      • Silver Level Funding (2 males, 2 females)
        • Athletes with the 3rd and 4th highest point totals in the table above will receive Silver Level Funding
      • Payments will be issued following the conclusion of the events listed in the point table above 

       

      November-December 2022 Monthly Athlete Stipend Qualifying Criteria: Open Water
      • A point system, based on the combined points total from the tables below will be used to rank athletes on their place finish. 
      • These events will include the 10K National Championships, 2022 FINA (Open Water) World Championships 5K and 10K Events, the Portugal MSWS 10K and the France MSWS 10K and the October 10K domestic TBD event.
      • Points will be added up at the conclusion of the October 10K Event in France. The athlete’s three highest point totals will be used to determine their final points.

       

      Point Table

       

      -10K Nationals*
      -October 10K (Date and Location TBA) *
      Place Points
      1 18
      2 16
      3 14
      4 12
      5 10
      6 8
      7 6
      8 4
      9 2
      10+ 1
      -Portugal MSWS 10K
      -World Championships 5K
      -World Championships 10K
      -France MSWS 10K
      Place Points
      1 36
      2 36
      3 36
      4 24
      5 20
      6 16
      7 12
      8 8
      9 4
      10+ 2

      *Place amongst U.S. athletes only 

      • Athlete Funding (4 males, 4 females)
        • Athletes with the 4 highest combined points totals from the tables above will receive funding

      Based on any adjustments to the 2022 FINA Open Water competition calendar, the points system will remain in place; however, the competition locations may change. Any changes will be outlined and communicated to athletes through SPORTS ORG’s method of communication and an amended Performance Partnership Agreement.

      JUNE 2022 AMENDMENTS

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      *Amendments approved June 14, 2022 except Open Water May-October 2022 criteria approved March 31, 2022.

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