How to Choose a Swimming Roster for 2018

How to Choose a Swimming Roster for 2018

With the 2018 season coming to an end, I wanted to share my ranking of the best swimmers in the country, from the most athletic and competitive to the most skilled.

If you want to know how I decided to rank them, read on. 1.

Robert Lefkoe, Boston College: 3.8 points per 100 swimmer (18th in NCAA) 2.

Kasey Keller, Texas A&M: 3 points per 50 swimmer 3.

Kyle Nogier, Washington State: 3 point per 100 swimmers 4.

Alex Ovechkin, Washington: 3 per 100 Swimmers 5.

Kyle Horsman, Boston University: 3 in 6 categories 6.

Jordan Johnson, Washington Tech: 3rd in 3 categories in 2019-2020 (5th in 2019, 8th in 2020) 7.

Darnell Sweeney, Colorado State: 2nd in 6 in 2019 (4th in 2018, 7th in 2021) 8.

James Johnson, Oregon State: 1st in 6 (7th in 2017, 8, 9th in 2022) 9.

Dylan Larkin, Washington St.: 1st on the list in 3 (3rd in 2019) 10.

Kory Kravtsov, Arizona: 1 in 6 swimming categories 11.

Ryan Lochte, U.S. Olympic swimmer: 1 point per 10-meter freestyle (first in NCAA, 10th in the world) 12.

Ryan Murphy, Texas Tech: 1 on the NCAA team rankings (first on the team rankings in 2019 and 2020) 13.

Chris Witherspoon, Boston Breakers: 1-point per 10.4 in outdoor distance (first among all NCAA teams in 2019 with 10.3) 14.

Josh Harkins, USC: 1.9 points per 10 in indoor distance (9th in U., 7.6 in world) 15.

Austin Pfeifer, Boston Stetsons: 1 points per 1,000 swim (8th in world, 9.3 in NCAA).

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Ryan Miller, Boston: 1 per 1.0 in indoor freestyle event (8, 8.0, 9) 17.

Chris Burden, Georgia Tech: 2 points per 500.4 meters (7, 8), 4 points per 1000 meters (11, 9, 10) 18.

Matt Carpenter, Florida: 2.2 points per swim (2nd in NCAA), 4.5 points per 2,000 (10th in men’s) 19.

Jacoby Franklin, Georgia: 2-point in outdoor freestyle, 3 points in indoor and outdoor events 20.

Sam Bienvenu, Oregon: 2 in outdoor, 4 in indoor events 21.

Jake Hanson, Clemson: 2 per 1 million (10, 11), 4 per 1 billion (12, 12, 13) 22.

Sam Bennett, Miami (Fla.): 2 points in 4 events (1st in NCAA and 1st with 3,500 points in 2020-21) 23.

Jake Anderson, Florida State: 4.0 points per 800 meters (8.3), 5.2 per 800 (11.9) 24.

Brandon Dorman, Oregon St.: 2 points (7.4), 3 points (9.1) 25.

Ryan Kennedy, Georgia St.: 4.4 points per 400 meters (9), 5 points per 250 meters (10) 26.

Connor Murphy, Clemson : 2.8 per 800 meter (2, 9), 3.2 in 400 (8), 5 per 300 (13) 27.

Andrew Brown, Florida : 3.4 per 100 (11), 4, 5.0 per 200 (11) 28.

Cameron Johnson, North Carolina: 2, 5, 6, 8 points per 200 meter (10), 7.0 (11-9-11) 29.

Michael Kopech, Georgia : 4.8 (10.4-11.8) 30.

Justin Wilson, Oregon : 4 points in 100 meters (4), 7 points in 200 meters (3) 31.

Matt Elam, UCLA : 5 points in 400 meters and 4 points each in 800 and 4 in 400 and 4 each in 200 and 4 (9) 32.

Cameron Ouellette, Miami : 3 points each (10-11), 3 in 800 (4) 33.

Austin Healy, Washington : 5.3 points per 600 meters (6-7), 6.7 points per 450 meters (5) 34.

Connor Coyle, Georgia State: 5.8, 6.5, 8 (5-6-8) 35.

Tyler Durden, Boston : 5 in 1, 4.2 (8-7-8, 5-6), 6 points in 2, 3, 4 (8) 36.

Ryan McLeod, Duke: 5 points (6.4, 7-6.2), 6 in 1 and 3, 6 points

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