USA Swimming has named its 2009-2010 National team. Featuring a total of 110 swimmers, the team includes World Championship gold medalists Michael Phelps; Ryan Lochte — who made the National Team in five events (200m IM/400m IM/200m back/100m free/200m free), the most of any swimmer named to the roster; Rebecca Soni, Aaron Peirsol and Ariana Kukors. World Championship bronze medalist Elizabeth Beisel and World Championship silver medalist Tyler Clary qualified in four events each.
Swimmers are selected for the USA Swimming National Team based upon their times in Olympic events swum in 2009 at the ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships, the U.S. Open, World University Games and FINA World Championships. Swimmers with the top six times in each event make the National Team, however, relay lead-offs and time trials are not included.
Athletes chosen for the 2009-2010 Open Water National Team were selected from the top six place finishers at the 2009 USA Swimming 10K National Championships. This includes standout open water swimmers, including 2009 World Championship team members Andrew Gemmell, Fran Crippen, Emily Brunemann, and Eva Fabian.
The complete roster for the 2009-2010 USA Swimming National Team can be found here