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.
2021-2024 Quad Plan (Updated September 27 2021)

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 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, 2022 (for the time period of January 1, 2022- August 31, 2022)  
2022 Direct Athlete Support

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
    • 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, 2022 World Rankings (taken from the USA Swimming Times database at 8 a.m. Mountain Time) will be used including times from January 1, 2022- August 31, 2022
    • 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 may only receive funding in one discipline (Pool or Open Water).
    • 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.
    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 will be used to rank the athletes based on their place finish in the table below.
          • The 2022 USA Swimming Open Water Series will be used to determine athlete funding levels in this timeframe. 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. A point system will be used to rank the athletes based on their performances at specific events.
          • *The point system is subject to change based on the finalization of the 2022 FINA Open Water competition calendar. Any changes will be outlined and communicated to athletes through SPORTS ORG’s method of communication and an amended Performance Partnership Agreement.
          • Points will be added up at the conclusion of the 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 

          • 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

           

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