Jake Magahey, Trenton Julian added to US roster for SC Worlds

USA Swimming has announced several changes to the schedule for the 2022 FINA World Aquatics Championships (25m) to be held in Melbourne, Australia next month.

One of those changes was the result of the season-ending shoulder injury sustained by Luca Urlando in the FINA World Cup Series. He was replaced in the 200 fly by Trenton Julian.

Julian, whose activities are currently restricted by the US Center for SafeSport, finished 4th in the 200 Free, 3rd in the 100 Fly and 2nd in the 200 behind Urlando at the US International Team Trials in April Fly. Julian competed at the World Championships over the summer, where he won two relay medals, and Duel in the Pool.

USA Swimming also added a new name to its roster: the current University of Georgia junior Jake Magahey. He will contest the 400 free singles at the meet, replacing another SEC swimmer Trey Freeman.

USA Swimming says Freeman initially accepted his invitation but later declined.

Magahey did not swim at the US National Team Trials in April, but did win the 400 Free and placed 3rd in the 200 Free at the US National Championships in July. His time in the 200 Free would have made the team qualify for the World Championship if he had swum it at the World Championship Trials.

This meeting will be Magahey’s senior-level international debut.

Its addition brings USA to 15 men and 16 women, which is one less than the limit set by USA Swimming’s internal selection processes.

There were a handful of other event changes for the Americans, with swimmers already on the list adding or changing events.

  • Shaine Casas and Michael Andrew will represent the USA in the 100 IM
  • Shaine Casas will stop swimming the 50 fly to accommodate his 100 IM addition to his schedule
  • Hali Flickinger will add the 200 free to their schedule in addition to the 200 flies and 400 IM.
  • Leah Smith will no longer swim the 200m for free and add the 400m to her plan. She is also listed in the 400 Free and 800 Free. Smith is a two-time short course world champion, having won the 400 Free and 800 Free in 2016.
  • Kate Douglas will add the 200 IM to their schedule. She is also entered in the 200 chest. Douglass won two medals, both with relays, as well as an individual bronze in the 200-meter dash at last year’s meeting.
  • Jillian Cox will add the 1500 to her schedule for free. She is also freely listed in the 800.

The US women have no entries in the 100 IM yet. Only three American women have achieved FINA ‘A’ standard at this event this season: Beata Nelson, Kelly Pash and Leah Hayes. None of the three are in the US roster for the World Cup. Kate Douglas, the second fastest 100-yard IMer in history, has never contested the event on short courses and is therefore not eligible for selection under FINA rules. The 100 IM is the only event on the Short Course Worlds schedule for which a long course time does not qualify.

The 2022 World Short Course Championships will be held December 13-18 in Melbourne, Australia. The USA topped the medal tally at the 2021 World Short Course Championships, winning 9 gold, 9 silver and 12 bronze medals. Their 30 total medals were almost double any other nation, despite sending several athletes home early over fears of the rising wave of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Updated Men’s Roster, 2022 World Short Course Championships

Surname events) hometown association
Michael Andrew 50/100 BR; 50 FR; 50/100 FL; 100IM Encinitas, California. MA Swimming Academy
Hunter Armstrong 50/100 BK; 100 FR Dover, Ohio California Aquatics
Shaine Casas 100 FL; 100/200IM; 200 BK McAllen, Texas Longhorn Aquatics
Charlie Clark 800/1500 FR Sandusky, Ohio Ohio State University/Vacationland Swim Club
David Curtis 50 FR Yardley, PA. . NC State/Hamilton Y Aquatic Club
Nick Fink 50/100/200 BR Morristown, NJ. Metro Atlantic Aquatic Club
Carson Foster 200 FL; 200/400IM Cincinnati, Ohio University of Texas/Mason Manta Ray
Jake Foster 400IM Cincinnati, Ohio University of Texas/Mason Manta Ray
David Johnston 800/1500 FR Dallas, Texas University of Texas
Trenton Julian 200 fl Glendale, California Rose Bowl aquaristics
Drew Kibler 100/200 FR Carmel, Ind. University of Texas
Jake Magahey 400 FR Dacula, Ga University of Georgia/Swim Atlanta
Ryan Murphy 50/100/200BK Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. California Aquatics
Kieran Smith 200/400 FR Ridgefield, Conn. Ridgefield Aquatic Club/University of Florida
Charlie Swanson 200 BR Richmond, Va. . NOVA by Virginia/Longhorn Aquatics

Updated roster for women, 2022 World Short Course Championships

Surname events) hometown association
Erica Brown 50 FR Modesto, California Tennessee Aquatics
Jillian Cox 800/1500 FR Cedar Park, Texas University of Texas
Claire Curzan 50 FR; 50/100 FL; 50/100 BK Cary, N.C Stanford University/TAC Titans
Kate Douglas 200BR; 200IM Pelham, N.Y University of Virginia
Erin Gemell 200/400 FR Potomac, MD Swimming club of the state capital
Hali Flickinger 200 FR; 200 FL; 400IM York, PA. . sun devil swim
Natalie Hinds 100 FR Midland, Texas Gator Swim Club
Torri Huske 50/100 FL; 100 FR Arlington, Va University at Stanford
Lili King 50/100/200 BR Evansville, Ind Indiana Swim Club
Annie Lasor 50/100 BR Beverly Hills, Mich. . Indiana Swim Club/Mission Viejo Nadadores
Dakota Luther 200 fl Austin, Texas Longhorn Aquatics
Kensey McMahon 1500 FR Jacksonville, Fla. University of Alabama
Leah Smith 400/800FR; 400IM Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Longhorn Aquatics
Isabel Staden 200 BK Blaine, Min. California Aquatics
Alex Walsch 200IM Nashville, Tennessee. University of Virginia/Nashville Aquatic Club
Rhyan White 50/100/200BK Herrman, Utah University of Alabama/WFFM



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