R. Smith & E. Weyant Receive Perfect Scores, Head Scholastic All America Team

Regan Smith and Emma Weyant both received perfect scores for 4.0 GPAs and U.S. National titles, heading the 2018-2019 USA Swimming Scholastic All America team.

The scholastic All America program is for high school freshmen through seniors who meet a certain GPA requirement (3.5 or higher) while hitting an individual Winter Juniors qualifying time. Athletes must apply for team team.

1634 high school swimmers made the cut this time around. That’s another new record: USA Swimming first opened up eligibility to 9th-graders last year and hit a record 1622 scholastic All-Americans. Even just comparing 10th-12th graders to previous years, the past two years have been a serious uptick: last year saw 1383 scholastic All-Americans between grades 10 and 12, an increase of about 200 from the previous year. This year, that group increased again, to 1410.

Below is USA Swimming’s press release, which breaks down the lists by zone, grade and LSC:


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Following the conclusion of the 2018-2019 swim season, USA Swimming today announced the names of 1,634 high school swimmers who have been selected to the 2018-2019 Scholastic All America Team.

To earn the title of Scholastic All American, athletes must be in 9th-12th grade and maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average during the application year, while meeting the 2018 Winter Junior time standards in the pool. For the complete selection criteria, visit usaswimming.org.

Two athletes received perfect scores – earning a 4.0 GPA and a Phillips 66 National Championships title – in the 2018-2019 season. Regan Smith (Lakeville, Minn./Riptide Swim Team) claims the prestigious title by way of her national title in the 200-meter backstroke, while Emma Weyant (Sarasota, Fla./Sarasota Sharks) earns the perfect score with her 400m individual medley national title. Both athletes were recently named to the 2019-2020 U.S. National Team.

Southern California leads all LSCs with 106 honorees, while Swim MAC Carolina (N.C.) leads all clubs with 41 athlete selections. The 1,634 applicants is an increase from last year’s total, which has risen by nearly 500 athletes since 2016.

Athlete Numbers:

Successful Applicants 1634
Girls 806
Boys 828
Three-Timers 150
Open Water 5
Disability 16
Central Zone 364
Eastern Zone 410
Southern Zone 454
Western Zone 406
9th Grade 224
10th Grade 461
11th Grade 568
12th Grade 381


Top LSCs   Top Clubs  
Southern California Swimming 106 Swim MAC Carolina-NC 41
North Carolina Swimming 104 Nation’s Capital Swim Club-PV 39
Georgia Swimming 76 Dynamo Swim Club-GA 24
Pacific Swimming 75 Irvine Novaquatics-CA 23
Potomac Valley Swimming 73 Swim Atlanta-GA 21
Florida Swimming 64 NOVA of Virginia Aquatics-VA 20


USA Swimming is proud to recognize these scholar-athletes and congratulates the swimmers on their achievement, as well as their coaches and parents for their outstanding support.

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NC flexing only behind Southern California in the total.


Smith’s GPA was from her lead-off leg on a relay. Does it still count?


I don’t get it?


Not to split hairs, but I will anyway. Regan did NOT win the 200 back at Nationals. She didn’t swim it. She earns the perfect score since she won 200 FLY at Nationals. Just the facts.


She’s too versatile even for USA swimming to keep track of

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