USA Swimming Names 1,087 Swimmers to 2019-2020 Academic All-America Team

USA Swimming has named 1,087 swimmers to its 2019-2020 Scholastic All-America Team, which includes 562 girls and 525 boys.

In order for a swimmer to earn the honor, they must meet several academic and athletic standards. 

This year, the team is headlined by US National Team Member Torri Huske, who was recognized for having a perfect 4.0 GPA in addition to her first place finish in the 100m butterfly at the US Open, which served as this year’s National Championship. 

Huske is joined by fellow National Team Members Phoebe Bacon, Kaitlyn Dobler, Arik Katz, Josh Matheny, and Charlotte Hook, in addition to several USA Junior National  Team members.

2019-2020 USA Junior National Team Members Who Were Named Scholastic All-Americans

Girls Boys
Abby Arens John Alexy
Elsie Barer Jackson Carlile
Lucy Bell Matthew Fallon
Micayla Cronk Matthew Fenlon
Annabel Crush Sawyer Grimes
Claire Curzan Ethan Heasley
Mariah Denigan Kenneth Lloyd
Isabel Gromley Jake Magahey
Tess Howley James Plage
Lydia Jacoby Peter Thompson
Sophia Karras
Anna Keating
Natalie Mannion
Olivia McMurray
Hayley Pike
Summer Smith
Rachel Stege
Ashley Strouse
Amy Tang
Rye Ulett

 

Academic Requirements

  • Grade completion requirement – applicant must have completed 9th, 10th 11th or 12th grade
  • GPA Requirement – minimum 3.5 GPA for the current academic year A=4, B=3, C=2.  If numerical grades are used, the following scale will be used unless the school’s letter grade conversion is given on the transcript: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79.  In calculating the GPA no rounding will be used – one decimal place only.
  • Honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, PLTW courses, and dual credit college level academic courses will earn one half (.5) extra Grade Point.
  • Grades for academic subjects only are calculated – history/social studies, English, mathematics, sciences, foreign languages, computer sciences, visual and performing arts if indicated as academic.
  • A grade lower than a C in an academic subject will mean automatic rejection of the applicant.  Grades for non-academic courses – art, band, orchestra, choir, home economics, health, driver education, physical education, shop, etc. and any other class marked as non-academic will not be included in the GPA calculation (unless transcript indicates ‘academic’ or AP or IB).
  • There will be no special status designation for a 4.0 GPA other than for a national champion who also has a 4.0 GPA.        

Athletic Requirements 

  • Applicants must have swum an individual pool time equal to or faster than the 2019 Winter Junior qualifying time in any individual event during the SAA qualifying period (August 16, 2019 – August 31, 2020) with the qualifying times in SWIMS.  Only ONE time is necessary and only ONE application is necessary.

Disability/Para

  • Applicants must have competed in one of the following meets:
  • 2019 USA Paralympic Swimming Nationals – December 6-8, 2019, Lewisville, TX
  • 2020 Jimi Flowers Classic – January 18-19, 2020, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 2020 World Para World Series – February 14-16, 2020, Melbourne, Australia

In July, USA Swimming announced that it would be extending the qualification period for the team, moving the deadline to August 31, 2020 due to changes in the competition schedule as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Despite the changes made to accommodate for the pandemic, the number of athletes named to the Scholastic All-American Team is down significantly from the 1634 athletes named last year. 

Athlete Numbers

Successful Applicants 1,087
Girls 562
Boys 525
Seniors with 3 Years of Selections 148
Para Athletes 18
Central Zone Athletes 246
Eastern Zone Athletes 246
Southern Zone Athletes 347
Western Zone Athletes 248
9th Grade 102
10th Grade 259
11th Grade 431
12th Grade 295

 

Top LSCs Top Clubs
North Carolina Swimming (101)
SwimMAC North Carolina-NC (29)
Florida Swimming (67)
Nation’s Capitol Swim Club-PV (28)
Southern California Swimming (61)
Dynamo Swim Club-GA (23)
Georgia Swimming (48)
TAC Titans-NC (19)
Potomac Valley Swimming (44)
Bellevue Club Swim Team-PN (14)

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Gaby
1 year ago

I’m on silver it’s so fun

Gaby
1 year ago

I am on a swim team

Gaby
1 year ago

Hey guys

Gaby
1 year ago

It’s my favorite sport

Gaby
1 year ago

It’s amazing

Gaby
1 year ago

Wow I love swimming

PsychoDad
1 year ago

Proud PsychoDad. I can’t believe how well adjusted that young man is, personality, academics, swimming, given who his father is. smh.

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
1 year ago

The Bacon sizzles, yet again.

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