2017-18 Scholastic All-America Selections Announced by USA Swimming

Reece Whitley. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

USA Swimming announced the 2017-18 Scholastic All-America selections, honoring the top high school swimmers who were as strong in the classroom as they were in the pool.

There were 1,620 high school swimmers to earn the distinction — nearly 500 more than were honored last year. Top swimmers like Regan Smith and Reece Whitley.

In order to be considered for the Scholastic All-America Team, swimmers must maintain a 3.5 GPA for the current academic year and swim a time equal to a 2017 Winter Junior Championships qualifying time in any event during the qualification period.

There were 815 high school boys who earned the distinction, including several who were honored for the second or third time.

Read the complete list of boys here.

There were 807 girls swimmers to earn the honor, including a large group of two- and three-time honorees.

Read the full list of girls here.

The USA Swimming qualifications are below:

2017-2018 Academic Qualifications

• 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, 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 will NOT be calculated – art, band, choir, orchestra, health, driver education, physical education, and any other class marked non-academic on a transcript.

• 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.

Pool Requirements

• Applicants must have swum an individual pool time equal to a 2017 Winter Junior qualifying time in any individualevent during the SAA qualifying period (August 16, 2017 – August 15, 2018) with qualifying times in SWIMS – list of times are posted on the USA Swimming website. A qualifying time will be available for selection from the SWIMS database during the application process. Only ONE time is necessary and only ONE application is necessary.

• Disability or Open Water Requirements (for athletes without pool requirements)

• Applicants must have competed in one of the following meets:
2017 Can-Am Open – December 15-17, 2017, Charlotte, NC
2018 World Para – April 19-21, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
2018 Open Water National Championships – May 11-13, 2018, Tempe, AZ

 

16 Comments

16 comments

  1. avatar
    WhatThe?

    Question: how can you be a 4 x scholastic all American if 2017-2018 is the 1st year that it’s been opened up for freshmen to apply?

    • avatar

      An error that did not get caught?

    • avatar
      Betty Kooy

      An error that did not get caught.

    • avatar
      Don Egdorf

      Congrats Parker Hughes

  2. avatar
    Disgusted

    So a swimmer can get test positive for “roids” while at Winters, get suspended from USA Swimming for 6 months and while still serving that penalty get named to this list. Perfect¡¿¡
    Come on.

  3. avatar
    Marilyn Capizzo

    Proud of your accomplishments Alexander Capizzo!!!

  4. avatar
    Jim Clark

    Great Sophomore year Charlie!
    Congratulations!

  5. avatar
    WhatThe?

    Hey Dan D’Addona, any insight into the question posted earlier about the 4 x honoree? Is that a mistake or is it actually possible?

  6. avatar
    Alison Pick

    Why are the links to the full lists not available anymore?

  7. avatar

    I will look into it. I thought it was possible but I will double check

  8. avatar
    Daniel D'Addona

    Sorry for the delay everyone. The 4 year is a mistake since freshman are eligible for the first time this year. So it will be possible in the future.

    Also the full list links are working again. We had some site issues, but are all good now.

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Dan D'Addona is the lead college swim writer for Swimming World. He has covered swimming at all levels since 2003, including the NCAA championships, USA nationals, Duel in the Pool and Olympic trials. He is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a graduate of Central Michigan University. He currently lives in Holland, Michigan, where he also is the Sports Editor at The Holland Sentinel.

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