Important Documents:
Athlete Code of Conduct
Athlete Handbook
2021-2023 Senior National Team Remote Training Agreement
2021-2023 LA-based Training Agreement 

Selection Evaluation Tool
Direct Athlete Support Evaluation Tool
Appendix E

PHASE 1: 2022 Senior National Team

Trials for these events were held on May 22nd & May 23rd, 2021 in Moraga, California. All information including the trials process (Appendix E), skills testing, skills and routine videos and music can be found on the USAAS website. Registration was opened on March 15th and closed on May 1st.

Important item to note for 2021-2024 Senior National Training Squad:
Those athletes in full-time training in the fall of 2021 will be the squad that represents USA at the World Championships in Budapest in June of 2022.  Selected active collegiate athletes who are joining the squad in May 2022 will not be allowed to participate in the 2022 World Championships.

PHASE 2: 2022 Senior National Mixed Duet Training Squad Selection

Dates: December 18th, 2021
Location: UCLA Campus - Los Angeles, Calif.
Airport: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Selection: coming soon
Eligibility: Open only to senior national training squad members training full-time at the national training center (up to 20 athletes) that were selected in Phase 1.

PHASE 2: 2022 Senior National Duet Training Squad Selection

Dates: December 18th, 2021
Location: UCLA Campus - Los Angeles, Calif.
Airport: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Selection: three to seven athletes will continue to Phase 3 
Eligibility:
 Open only to senior national training squad members training full-time at the national training center (up to 20 athletes) that were selected in Phase 1. 2021 senior national team nominated duet and alternate athlete are pre-selected onto the 2022 duet squad. They will not be required to compete in Phase 2 if the senior national team agreement is signed immediately following the 2021 season. 

PHASE 3: 2022 World Championship Duet Nomination

Dates: June 4th, 2022
Location: UCLA Campus - Los Angeles, Calif.
Selection: Athletes from the currently nominated pool of athletes training full time will be selected to the Tech and/or Free routines

Eligibility: Open only to senior national training squad members training full-time at the national training center that were selected in Phase 2.

 

PHASE 4: 2022 World Championship Team Nomination

Dates: June 4th, 2022
Location: UCLA Campus - Los Angeles, Calif.
Selection: Athletes from the currently nominated pool of athletes training full time will be selected to the Highlight, Tech and/or Free routines.

Eligibility: Open only to senior national training squad members training full-time at the national training center that were selected in Phase 1.

PHASE 5: Senior Squad Selection #2

Dates: April 10-11, 2022
Location: SPIRE Institute - Geneva, Ohio
Airport: Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)
Announcement: HERE
Content: Trial Interview, Land Tests, Water Test, Technical Routine & Observation

RESULTS WITH PETITIONER - HERE

Eligibility:
Born in years 2007 and up
Passed Grade Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Selection Event Information
2022 National Team Trials Protocol as of 2-16-22 - HERE
2022 National Team Trials Music - HERE
2022 National Team Skills & Routine Videos - HERE
2022 Tentative Schedule - HERE
2022 (April) Results - HERE


For more information about the Senior National Squad selection event contact Lara Teixiera.


PHASES 1A, 1B, 2A & 2B:
Dates: April 10-11, 2022
Location: SPIRE Institute (Geneva, Ohio)
Airport: Cleveland International Airport (CLE)
Announcement & Schedule: Coming soon
Content: Trial Interview, Land Tests, Water Test, Technical Routine & Observation


Eligibility:

Born in years 2004 to 2007

Passed Grade Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

 

Selection Event Information
Appendix E Summary - HERE

2022 National Team Trials Protocol as of 2-16-22 - HERE

2022 National Team Trials Music - HERE

2022 National Team Skills & Routine Videos - HERE

2022 National Elite Camp Information - HERE
2022 Tentative Schedule - HERE
2022 (April) Results - HERE

Appendix E outlines the selection procedures for the 13-15 Age Group National Team and National Elite Camp Trials.

Eligibility:

· Born in years 2007 to 2009.
· Passed Grade Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4

PHASE 1, 2 & 3: 

Dates: 
Phase 1 – VIRTUAL - Figures (2 required, 2 optional) Land Skills (3 tests) & Water Skills
Phase 2 – VIRTUAL - Compulsory Figures, Land Skills (2 tests) & Technical Routine (Individual Swim)
Phase 3A – During 2022 13-15 Age Group Championship Figures Competition - Figures (4 Figures: 2 required and 2 optional)
Phase 3B – May 1st, 2022 - Routines (1 Individual Swim & 1 Group Swim)

Location:  Phase 3A & 3B - in conjunction with U.S. 13-15 Championships, Irvine, CA

Phase 1 and 2 Announcement posted December 1, 2021
Phase 3A & 3B Announcement posted February 16, 2022

Registration: HERE, Deadline March 31st

13-15 Age Group National Team & National Elite Camp Trials Information:
· 2022 National Team Trials Protocol for Phases 1 & 2 as of 1-10-22 - HERE
· 2022 National Team Trials Protocol for Phases 3A & 3B as of 2-10-22 - HERE
· 13-15 National Team Trials Skills & Routine Videos - HERE
· 13-15 National Team Trials Music for Phase 3 - HERE
· 2022 National Elite Camp Information - HERE
· Phase 1 and 2 Results - updated 3-7-22 with petitioners - HERE 
· Tentative Schedule - HERE


For more information about the national team or selection procedures, contact Lara Teixiera.

Petitions can be submitted in writing to the National Team Review Subcommittee. Please send your petition via email prior to completion of the selection event or trials to the National Team Review Subcommittee Chair – Sheila McNabb.

2017 - 2021 SELECTION PROCEDURES

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