Looney, Gravley Named to USA Swimming National Team
TEMPE, Ariz. – Sun Devil Swimming's Lindsay Looney and Dylan Gravley were named to the 2022-23 USA Swimming National Team roster, the organization announced Wednesday.
Ryan Held, Hali Flickinger and Olivia Smoliga, who train with head coach Bob Bowman in Tempe amongst a handful of other professionals, also cracked the roster.
SUN DEVIL SELECTIONS
Hali Flickinger – 200 fly, 200 free and 400 IM
Dylan Gravley – Open Water
Ryan Held – 50 free, 100 free
Lindsay Looney – 200 fly
Olivia Smoliga – 100 back and 200 back
The U.S. National Team is made up of the six swimmers with the fastest times in each individual event from the combined results of a USA Swimming sanctioned competition, a FINA approved competition, or an international competition between January 1, 2022 through August 31, 2022.
Looney is coming off a wildly successful 2021-22 campaign, in which she raced in three events at the NCAA Championships to earn Second-Team All-American honors in the 200 fly and 800 free relay. At this summer's Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine, California, Looney went 2:07.25 in the 200m fly to place second.
She also owns the four fastest 200 fly times in school history, all of which she earned this past season.
As a freshman this past season, Gravley raced to a pair of top-20 finishes at his first Pac-12 Championships (11th in the 1650 free and 20th in the 400 IM). He also added a third-place finish at the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships in April in Fort Myers Beach, Florida.
It marks the second consecutive year that both Looney and Gravley have cracked the National Team roster.
Held met the National Team criteria at the Phillips 66 International Team Trials this summer, in which he sped to 21.85 in the 50 free and 48.18 in the 100 free.
Flickinger got it done at a trio of meets this summer, going 1:57.53 200 free at the Phillips 66 International Team Trials, 2:05.90 in the 200 fly at the FINA World Championships and 4:36.46 in the 400 IM at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Westmont.
Smoliga stormed to a 59.29 in the 100 back at the Phillips 66 International Team Trials to pair with her 2:09.35 in the 200 back at the Westmon TYR Pro Swim Series.
For more on the U.S. National Team, visit here.