USA Swimming Announces 1,087 Scholastic All American Swimmers; Torri Huske Leads Group

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Torri Huske at the 2019 U.S. National Championships. Photo Courtesy: Connor Trimble

In a competition year shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic, there were 1,087 swimmers whose efforts in the classroom and in the pool successfully earned them the title of Scholastic All American by USA Swimming. The honor is given to 9-12th grade students who maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average and have swum an individual pool time equal to or faster than the 2019 Winter Junior qualifying time in any individual event from August 16, 2019-August 31, 2020.

Out of the 1,087 swimmers to be selected to the team, only U.S. National Team member Torri Huske (Arlington, Va./Arlington Aquatic Club) came away with a perfect score by earning a 4.0 GPA and finishing first in a 2019 Toyota U.S. Open event. Huske claimed her Toyota U.S. Open title in the 100-meter butterfly, going 57.48 to set a new 15-16 National Age Group (NAG) record and claim first ahead of a decorated field.

Leading all USA Swimming Local Swimming Committees (LSCs) in Scholastic All-America selections was North Carolina Swimming, which had 101 athletes receive the honor. Within North Carolina Swimming was SwimMAC Carolina, whose 29 Scholastic All Americans led all clubs across the country. A full breakdown of selections can be found below.

Complete list of athletes

Athlete Numbers
Successful applicants 1,087
Girls 562
Boys 525
Seniors with three 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

 

 

USA Swimming’s group breakdown:

 

Top LSCs Top Clubs
North Carolina Swimming 101 SwimMAC Carolina-NC 29
Florida Swimming 67 Nation’s Capital Swim Club-PV 26
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

 

Scholastic All-America members will receive three certificates as well as a bag tag, while three-time recipients will receive an additional gift for their outstanding effort. 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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1 year ago

The numbers dropped from 1,634 last year for a 33% decline. The failure of USA Swimming to do something to somehow incorporate championship meets let down many swimmers who were depending on those meets to qualify for this achievement.

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Don Dusenbury
1 year ago

Awesome Torri. Your hard work and dedication are really paying off!