USA Swimming Announces 2016-17 Scholastic All-America Picks

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

USA Swimming is proud to recognize more than 1,100 prep swimmers, who excel in the classroom and in the pool, as 2016-17 Scholastic All-America selections.

After earning a 4.0 grade point average and winning the men’s 400-yard individual medley title at the 2016 Winter National Championships, USA Swimming National Team member Sean Grieshop (Cedar Park, Texas/Nitro Swimming) received the only perfect score among the 1,158 swimmers honored this year. With his selection, Grieshop becomes a three-time SAA team member.

The Southern Zone led the way with 364 Scholastic All-America selections. North Carolina Swimming topped the LSC rankings with 82 honorees, while SwimMAC Carolina was the top club with 35 swimmers recognized.

Visit usaswimming.org for a complete breakdown of the 2016-17 USA Swimming Scholastic All-America team. The application for the 2017-18 team will be available June 1, 2018.

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 2016 Winter Junior Championships qualifying time in any event during the qualification period. High school sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible for inclusion.

About USA Swimming

As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, Promote the sport, Achieve competitive success. For more information, visit www.usaswimming.org.

Press release courtesy of USA Swimming. 

6 Comments

6 comments

  1. avatar
    Michelle Nicholos

    The link embedded is landing on only the summary page. Has it not uploaded yet?

  2. avatar
    ProudSwimMom

    In years past, the actual names of the swimmers who qualified were available through a link. This year there is only a summary listing of the top LSCs. The kids aren’t recognized.

  3. avatar
    List the Kids in the Release!

    Well, USA Swimming really didn’t announce the Scholastic All American picks because it didn’t even list the swimmers by name. Come on USA Swimming!

  4. Marguarite Ann Carmody

    Congrats Sean Byman!! So proud of you!!!!!!!!!! All your hard work has paid off🏊🎖🏆👏✏️

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