Who Will Be Swimming World’s 2017-18 High School National Champions?


Every year Swimming World highlights the top Male and Female High School National Team Champions in the September issue. In anticipation of the release of the September issue we at Swimming World would like to take a look back at previous winners.

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2017 Female Team Winner – Carmel High School


Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The Carmel girls high school team collected their fifth straight title in 2017 and their eighth title in a nine year span. The legendary Carmel team, which has won the Indiana Girls High School State Championships for the past # years, also collected the Swimming World National Team Champions title in 1995, 1996 and 1998.

Head coach Chris Plumb commented last year, saying,

The feeling never gets old — that’s for sure. The program is working from top to bottom. The Carmel Swim Club is continually producing top athletes, and the senior group and the high school are able to take those athletes and make them into nationals champions. 

2017 Male Team Winner – St. Xavier


Photo Courtesy: St. Xavier High School

St. Xavier boys high school team collected their fourth Swimming World High School National Champion title in 2017, adding to their titles from 1973, 1992 and 2001.

The boys of St. Xavier doubled-down on the depth of talent in their group to have all 11 seniors on the team score at the state meet. Coach Tim Beerman attributed his team’s remarkable tradition of success to Xavier’s long-intact, team-first philosophy.

It’s living out the philosophy established over the past 30 years. If there’s anything unique about the team this season, it was the buy-in the swimmers had from Day 1. They came in knowing they could do something pretty incredible. And they were willing to do the work and put in the time. 

YearBoys HSBoys PrepGirls HSGirls Prep
2018North AlleghenyBaylor SchoolBuchholzHarpeth Hall School
2017CarmelSt. XavierCarmelSanta Margarita Catholic
2016Upper DublinLa SalleCarmelSacred Heart
2015Upper St. ClairThe Bolles SchoolCarmelCrean Lutheran
2014ChestertonThe Bolles SchoolCarmelCrean Lutheran
2013CampolindoThe Bolles SchoolCarmelJSerra Catholic
2012New TrierThe Bolles SchoolHollandThe Baylor School
2011HersheyThe Bolles SchoolCarmelThe Baylor School
2010HersheyThe Bolles SchoolCarmelCarondelet
2009SaratogaThe Baylor SchoolCarmelThe Baylor School
2008YucaipaThe Baylor SchoolAustin WestlakeGermantown Academy
2007New TrierBellarmine PrepAustin WestlakeGermantown Academy
2006Humble KingwoodThe Bolles SchoolAnn Arbor PioneerGermantown Academy
2005Upper ArlingtonBrophy PrepAnn Arbor PioneerGermantown Academy
2004CarmelSt. Xavier, OHLake ForestThe Bolles School
2003Lake ForestSt. Xavier, OHAnn Arbor PioneerUrsuline Academy
2002FirestoneSt. Xavier, OHIrvineUrsuline Academy
2001Evanston TownshipSt. Xavier, OHIrvineUrsuline Academy
2000FirestoneThe Bolles SchoolSt. CharlesThe Bolles School
1999The WoodlandsThe Bolles SchoolSt. CharlesTrinity Prep
1998The WoodlandsThe Bolles SchoolCarmelThe Bolles School
1997Cypress CreekBrother RiceShadow MountainThe Bolles School
1996Cypress CreekThe Peddie SchoolCarmelThe Bolles School
1995Humble KingwoodThe Peddie SchoolCarmelThe Bolles School
1994Humble KingwoodSt. Xavier, OHDavisGermantown Academy
1993Humble KingwoodJesuitDavisPine Crest
1992PlanoSt. Xavier,
AmericusGermantown Academy
1991San MarinoThe Peddie SchoolMcCulloughThe Peddie School
1990ChurchillThe Peddie SchoolNorth PennThe Peddie School
1989ChurchillBellarmine PrepMission ViejoThe Peddie School
1988Hinsdale SouthMercersburgEdinaSt. Andrews
1987Mission ViejoMercersburgSpanish RiverGermantown Academy
1986Mission ViejoGermantown AcademyMission ViejoGermantown Academy
1985Mission ViejoGermantown AcademyMission ViejoThe Bolles School
1984CampolindoMercersburgMission ViejoThe Bolles School
1983Mission ViejoMercersburgMission ViejoMercersburg
1982Mission ViejoMercersburgMission ViejoThe Peddie School
1981Mission ViejoMercersburgMission ViejoN/A
1980Mission ViejoMercersburgMission ViejoN/A
1979Mission ViejoThe Hill SchoolMission ViejoN/A
1978Mission ViejoJesuitMission ViejoN/A
1977Mission ViejoThe Peddie SchoolMission ViejoN/A
1976EpiscopalN/AUpper DublinN/A
1975Santa ClaraN/AN/AN/A
1974Santa ClaraN/AN/AN/A
1973St. Xavier, OHN/AN/AN/A
1972Santa ClaraN/AN/AN/A
1971Santa ClaraN/AN/AN/A