2021-2022 High School Swimming & Diving All-Americans Announced

The National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) has released the 2021-2022 high school All-America lists. For the third-straight year, that includes award All-America honors to athletes in Para events as well.

Swimmers who hit automatic All-America times are automatically granted status. Thereafter, athletes are added until there are 100 per event, presuming they were all under the consideration standard.

Only yards times from high school competition are counted, and no time trials are allowed. Each school can only submit one relay.

Among the honorees are Tokyo 2020 US Olympians Lydia Jacoby (100 breaststroke, #1) and Claire Curzan (#1 100 back, #1 100 fly, #3 50 free, #4 200 free, #7 100 free).

At the North Carolina High School State Championship meet in February, Curzan set a new American Record in the 100 yard fly in 49.24, and later set the National High School Record in the 100 backstroke as well.

She rolled off that performance into the summer, where she won five medals at the World Championships. That includes gold medals in the women’s 400 medley and mixed 400 medley relays, and a bronze in the 100 backstroke.

Curzan is committed to swim at Stanford last fall.

While several short course meters records were broken during the high school season, Curzan’s three (including an Independent High Schools record in the 50 free) were the only individual records to go down in a 25-yard pool.

On the boys’ side, Brunswick School in Connecticut broke the National Independent High School Record in the 200 free relay. Carmel High School in Indiana broke the overall national record in the 200 medley relay, and Santa Margarita Catholic School in California broke the girls’ 400 free relay record. That Santa Margarita relay was four-and-a-half seconds better than the next-best high school relay, and only graduates one swimmer, anchor Justina Kozan.

The lone double-champion on the boys’ side was Quintin McCarty of Discovery Canyon High School in Colorado. He finished the year with the best times in both the 50 free (19.47) and 100 free (42.63). He is scheduled to swim for NC State in the fall.

This year’s lists also feature a rare freshman at the top of boys’ swimming: Max Williamson from Southlake Carroll High School in Texas. Best-known nationally for its powerhouse football program that has produced a lot of NFL talent, the boys’ swimming and diving program has won 12 state titles, including 10 in the last 12 seasons.

In total, 4,207 All-America honors were given out. California led the way with 107 individual honors on the girls’ side, followed by Texas (81), Pennsylvania (55), and Florida (54). On the boys’ side, California and Texas tied with 108 individual honors each, followed by Florida (73), Ohio (58), and Illinois (46).

Data, including full lists, national champions, and ranks by state, are below.

National Champions:

Girls

Event Time School State Swimmer(s)/Diver Grade
50 free 22.14 Penn High School Indiana Lily Christianson Soph
100 free 48 Bloomington South High School Indiana Kristina Paegle Sr
200 free 1:44.22 Norfolk Academy Virginia Kayla Wilson Sr
500 free 4:40.66 Cy Creek High School Texas Hayden Miller Sr
100 back 49.61 Cardinal Gibbons High School North Carolina Claire Curzan Sr
100 breast 59.4 Seward High School Alaska Lydia Jacoby Sr
100 fly 49.24 Cardinal Gibbons High School North Carolina Claire Curzan Sr
200 IM 1:54.99 Fossil Ridge High School Colorado Lucy Bell Sr
200 free relay 1:31.13 Brookfield East High School Wisconsin
Abby Wanezek (12), Audrey Olen (10), Reese Tiltmann (11), Lucy Thomas(11)
200 medley relay 1:38.55 Carmel High School Indiana
Berit Berglund (11), Vivian Wilson (11), Alex Shackell (9), Meghan Christman (11)
400 free relay 3:14.80 Santa Margarita High School California
Mackenzie Hodges (11), Teia Salvino (10), Teagan O’Dell (9 ), Justina Kozan(12)
1-Meter N/A Carroll High School Texas Kyleigh Kidd Sr

Boys

Event Time School State Swimmer(s)/Diver Grade
50 free 19.47 Discovery Canyon High School Colorado Quintin McCarty Sr
100 free 42.63 Discovery Canyon High School Colorado Quintin McCarty Sr
200 free 1:34.05 Centennial High School Georgia Sebastian Sergile Sr
500 free 4:13.90 Loyola High School California Rex Maurer Jr
100 back 46.05 Zionsville Community Indiana Will Modglin Jr
100 breast 53.64 Bolles School Florida Will Heck Jr
100 fly 45.68 William Mason High School Ohio Carl Bloebaum Sr
200 IM 1:43.70 Southlake Carroll Texas Max Williamson Fr
200 free relay 1:20.30 Bolles School Florida
Andres Dupont Cabrera (12), William Heck (11), Tucker Peterson (12), Ethan Maloney(12)
200 medley relay 1:26.88 Carmel High School Indiana
Sean Sullivan (11), Ryan Malicki (12), Aaron Shackell (11), Chris Holmes(12)
400 free relay (tie) 2:58.10 Southlake Carroll Texas
Maximus Williamson (9 ), Andrew Zettle (12), Mason Edmund (12), Max Hatcher(10)
400 free relay (tie) 2:58.10 Bolles School Florida
Seth Tolentino (10), Carter Lancaster (10), Andres Dupont Cabrera (12), Kayden Lancaster(11)
1-Meter N/A Sherwood High School Maryland Maxwell Weinrich Sr

All-American Swimmers and Divers:

National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association
2021-2022 All-America Swimmers and Divers
Boys Events in Yards
200 Med Rel 200 Free 200 Ind Med 50 Free Dive 100 Fly
100 Free 500 Free 200 Fr Rel 100 Back 100 Breast 400 Fr Rel
Girls Events in Yards
200 Med Rel 200 Free 200 Ind Med 50 Free Dive 100 Fly
100 Free 500 Free 200 Fr Rel 100 Back 100 Breast 400 Fr Rel
Statistics All-America Final Standings by State and Gender

Para Program:

National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association
2021-2022 NISCA U.S. Para All-America Swimmers and Divers
Boys Events in Yards
200 Medley Relay 200 Free 200 Ind Med 50 Free Diving 100 Fly
100 Free 500 Free 200 Fr Rel 100 Back 100 Breast 400 Fr Rel
Girls Events in Yards
200 Med Rel 200 Free 200 Ind Med 50 Free Dive 100 Fly
100 Free 500 Free 200 Fr Rel 100 Back 100 Breast 400 Fr Rel
Statistics Para All-America Final Standings by State and Gender

Rank by States (Ranked by Individual Honors)

Girls

Rank STATE Individual Relay Teams # Relay Members # Divers Total AA Awards
Total # All America
1 CA 107 35 140 14 156 261
2 TX 81 26 104 17 124 202
3 PA 55 23 92 5 83 152
4 FL 54 20 80 3 77 137
5 CO 48 20 80 3 71 131
6 OH 45 24 96 10 79 151
7 IL 41 33 132 3 77 176
8 VA 36 12 48 8 56 92
9 NC 33 9 36 1 43 70
10 IN 31 20 80 0 51 111
11 WI 26 10 40 0 36 66
12 GA 24 11 44 1 36 69
13 MI 23 11 44 7 41 74
14 NJ 23 3 12 5 31 40
15 NY 23 3 12 5 31 40
16 MD 22 9 36 6 37 64
17 MN 21 6 24 2 29 47
18 KY 12 4 16 1 17 29
19 MA 12 1 4 4 17 20
20 CT 11 4 16 3 18 30
21 TN 10 4 16 0 14 26
22 AZ 9 1 4 0 10 13
23 IA 8 4 16 0 12 24
24 WA 7 2 8 0 9 15
25 DE 6 0 0 0 6 6
26 MO 5 2 8 1 8 14
27 NV 5 0 0 0 5 5
28 OR 5 0 0 0 5 5
29 KS 4 1 4 0 5 8
30 UT 3 0 0 0 3 3
31 HI 2 1 4 0 3 6
32 NM 2 0 0 0 2 2
33 AK 1 0 0 0 1 1
34 AL 1 0 0 0 1 1
35 ME 1 0 0 0 1 1
36 MS 1 0 0 0 1 1
37 ND 1 0 0 0 1 1
38 OK 1 0 0 0 1 1
39 AR 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 ID 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 LA 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 MT 0 0 0 0 0 0
43 NE 0 2 8 1 3 9
44 NH 0 0 0 0 0 0
45 RI 0 0 0 0 0 0
46 SC 0 0 0 0 0 0
47 SD 0 0 0 0 0 0
48 VT 0 0 0 0 0 0
49 WV 0 0 0 0 0 0
50 WY 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 800 301 1204 100 1201 2104

Boys

Rank STATE Individual Relay Teams # Relay Members # Divers Total AA Awards Total # All America
1 CA 108 38 152 8 154 268
2 TX 108 31 124 21 160 253
3 FL 73 8 32 3 84 108
4 OH 58 22 88 5 85 151
5 IL 46 25 100 5 76 151
6 PA 40 20 80 4 64 124
7 IN 33 15 60 1 49 94
8 VA 29 10 40 11 50 80
9 CO 27 17 68 3 47 98
10 MI 23 12 48 13 48 84
11 GA 21 11 44 2 34 67
12 NC 21 5 20 0 26 41
13 IA 20 9 36 0 29 56
14 MN 19 10 40 1 30 60
15 WI 18 5 20 2 25 40
16 TN 16 6 24 0 22 40
17 CT 14 5 20 4 23 38
18 NJ 14 6 24 0 20 38
19 MD 13 8 32 6 27 51
20 KY 11 3 12 0 14 23
21 WA 10 5 20 3 18 33
22 DC 10 3 12 0 13 22
23 UT 10 3 12 0 13 22
24 MO 9 3 12 0 12 21
25 NY 8 3 12 3 14 23
26 AZ 8 1 4 0 9 12
27 NE 6 6 24 3 15 33
28 LA 6 0 0 0 6 6
29 KS 4 1 4 0 5 8
30 OR 4 1 4 0 5 8
31 DE 3 1 4 0 4 7
32 OK 3 0 0 0 3 3
33 WY 2 2 8 1 5 11
34 AK 2 0 0 0 2 2
35 NM 2 0 0 0 2 2
36 MA 1 3 12 0 4 13
37 NV 1 1 4 0 2 5
38 AL 1 0 0 0 1 1
39 NH 1 0 0 0 1 1
40 ND 0 1 4 0 1 4
41 HI 0 0 0 1 1 1
42 AR 0 0 0 0 0 0
43 ID 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 ME 0 0 0 0 0 0
45 MS 0 0 0 0 0 0
46 MT 0 0 0 0 0 0
47 RI 0 0 0 0 0 0
48 SC 0 0 0 0 0 0
49 VT 0 0 0 0 0 0
50 WV 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 803 300 1200 100 1203 2103

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Jay Ryan
2 months ago

Max Williamson in the 200 IM is listed as a senior. I thought he was a 9th grader

VermontSwim
2 months ago

Congrats to all these fantastic student-athletes!

Q:

“Only yards times from high school competition are counted” … so state doesn’t have high school swimming, are you 100% out of luck even if you have a qualifying time from a club meet?

We don’t have high school swimming in Vermont, but I didn’t know we were the only state without it per the NISCA website ☹️.

VermontSwim
Reply to  VermontSwim
2 months ago

I’m a curious person so I truly ask to know … what about my comment & question prompted a downvote 🤔?

Same Same
Reply to  VermontSwim
2 months ago

Club times do not count so, yes, you are 100% out of luck. The times on these lists are from high school meets only. (And I would say a lot of these kids have faster times from big meets for their clubs than they do for high school anyway.)

grounded
2 months ago

this whole thing is ridiculous…..if you don’t apply you don’t get in…so all these really fast kids, olympians, are still applying and paying a fee in order to be considered for SAA. Makes you wonder why….really, do you get all your “self-worth” from how many awards you win?

Swim Taxi
Reply to  grounded
2 months ago

NISCA is not the same as USA Swimming’s SAA. NISCA annually releases automatic All-American time standards and consideration time standards. If a high school swimmer hits that time in a high school swim meet they get on the list. They do not apply for anything and you don’t donate any money to be considered.

Ferb
Reply to  Swim Taxi
2 months ago

The information (names, times) does have to be submitted. I’m not sure if there’s a fee involved. I believe the submissions are generally handled by the schools/coaches.

Klyn
Reply to  Swim Taxi
2 months ago

My daughter qualified but her high school coach never told her about it so we didn’t apply. Would have been nice to know about it.

Cynic
Reply to  Swim Taxi
2 months ago

Not true. Coaches have to apply and there is a fee. If the coach is a NISCA member, the fee is waived.

Sid Frisco
Reply to  grounded
2 months ago

Poor take. If your fast it’s okay to be recognized but if you are really really fast it’s piling on? Just looking for clarification. Are you against recognizing any swimmers or just the fastest swimmers?

Anonymous
2 months ago

I thought some Texas kid was 53 low in the 100 breast?

Student of the game
2 months ago

Apparently you have to pay $30 for consideration.

Swimgl
Reply to  Student of the game
2 months ago

To whom?

SwimPop
Reply to  Swimgl
2 months ago

NISCA fund raiser

olde coach
Reply to  SwimPop
2 months ago

No it is not a fund raiser…….if the coach or their school paid their annual dues there is no cost for submitting applications, otherwise it is $30/application.

Klyn
Reply to  Student of the game
2 months ago

Yep, and if you miss the deadline you pay even more money.

Tim
Reply to  Student of the game
2 months ago

Not true
NISCA members have free applications for all programs

olde coach
Reply to  Student of the game
2 months ago

Only if your coach is not a member of NISCA! NISCA membership dues covers this for coaches who join. Terrific coaches’ organization. Dues also include 1 million $ insurance liability coverage, abundance of professional development opportunities, academic All American program, etc. It is a shame some athletes get left off due to an application not being submitted. I’m sure this fact is broadcast loud and clear many times at State and other post season championship meets.CONGRATS to all of the athletes who were recognized and shame on any coach who did not submit an application for their qualified swimmers/divers.

olde coach
Reply to  Student of the game
2 months ago

Free for NISCA members

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