NISCA Names High School Swimming and Diving All-Americans for the 2019-20 Season

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The National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) High School All-America lists have been released for the 2019-20 season.

Click here to view the complete list.

Several of swimming’s biggest names highlight the 2019-20 Swimming All-America lists, including Jake Mitchell, Jake Magahey, Wyatt Davis, Matt Brownstead, Alex Walsh, Gretchen Walsh, Kaitlyn Dobler, Phoebe Bacon and Torri Huske.

Read more about the application process here.

For the boys’ rankings, all the top times are held by graduating seniors with the exception of junior Sam Hoover in the 100 free. Of the eight events offered in high school competition, five belong to incoming college first-years; rising senior Gretchen Walsh (50/100 free) and soon-to-be junior Claire Curzan (100 fly) also have the fastest times.

Carmel owns the top spot in both the boys’ 4×50 medley and 4×100 free relays, while Harpeth Hall does the same on the girls’ side. On the boards, New Albany’s Noah Duperre and Southlake Carroll’s Hailey Hernandez were named the National Champions.

About All-America Swimming

In order for a swimmer to be considered as a NISCA High School All-American he/she must compete for an interscholastic team and be scholastically eligible as determined by his/her state athletic association or school authority. All swimmers must be in at least the 9th grade level of school to be eligible. Swimmers are limited to 8 consecutive semesters of eligibility. Fifth year seniors, 7th and 8th grade students are not eligible for consideration.

All times submitted must be achieved in a regularly scheduled interscholastic meet (no time trials) and will include times achieved up to and including State Meet Performances.

All times must be submitted to the one-hundredth of a second. Meet times MUST include documentation (copy of or link to official meet results) as well as the signatures of the Meet Manager and Meet Referee for Dual Meets. NO MANUAL TIMES ACCEPTED. Automatic timing ONLY!

A swimmer may be listed in as many events as his/her times qualify.

Relay teams are limited to FOUR swimmers. Only ONE TEAM PER SCHOOL.

Each year, an “All America” time will be determined and published. Upon receipt of the accepted application blank, the swimmer may be announced as an All-America if they have achieved the published time.

The fastest one hundred (100) ATHLETES as determined by time in each event will be named All-America.

See more high school coverage here.

26 comments

  1. Teri Galvin

    Sad that so many kids did not get the chance to be included this year since their seasons didn’t happen.

  2. Jennifer Ridge

    Unfortunately 2 of our athletes weren’t included in the list because their HS schools didn’t bother to submit anything for their swims.🤬 Freshman girl 100/200 free would have been 65/55 respectively and junior girl would have been 80 200 IM.

    • Erik Enslen

      Jennifer Ridge hey Jen. I know, I ended out paying and submitting myself.

    • Jennifer Ridge

      Erik Enslen we would have done that if we had known they weren’t doing it (Bob did it when we were in Illinois before the Glenbard schools had a team).

    • Harry King

      My daughter was 55.62 in the back, which was 95 on the list, and 54.99 in the fly, which was 67. I didn’t know how it worked, guess I should have asked.

  3. Kris Levy

    Not cool, since most HS programs were cancelled early in the season 💦

    • Juliee Beyt

      Kris Levy which states did not have championships? I’m curious how many didn’t complete. Thanks

    • Melody Harrison

      Juliee Beyt I’m curious also. Our HS championship meet was in early February.

    • Amy Alvano

      Kris Levy A lot of states did complete their season and it would have been just as uncool to not award them the status if they earned the All-American time. It’s not an easy standard to meet, so they deserve the honor. You can’t not give kids a distinction they earned because others may have achieved a time in a season that didn’t happen. Everyone has lost something in this.

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        MorganCotter

        Would have signed my son up for this if I knew about it. Where are these things posted? Or, do the high school coaches submit it?

  4. Amy Ehm

    Way to go Ais! Ansley C. Barnett

  5. Carly Eckles

    Sondra Fasulo Yablonski Ava is 33rd in 100 back!

  6. Morgan Cotter

    Who is supposed to submit the application, the parent or the high school coach? This is the first I’ve ever heard of this.

    • Cory D. Kephart

      Morgan Cotter depends what your situation is, here in Florida I as a club coach looked out for my swimmers