Who Will Be Swimming World’s 2017 High School Swimmers of the Year?

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

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2016 Winners: Beata Nelson & Grant Shoults

Beata Nelson finished her storied high school career at Verona Area/Mount Hebron High School in Wisconsin with a public high school record in the 100 yard fly (51.62) as well as 12 individual and relay state titles. Following her graduation, Nelson took her talents to the University of Wisconsin, where she was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week (4x) and won an Honorable All-America mention award for the 200 medley relay.

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Grant Shoults was named Swimming World’s Male High School Swimmer of the Year for the 2015-16 season. He set two national high school records, competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials and began his freshman year at Stanford. In his freshman year Shoults earned his first Pac-12 Championship title in the 500 free and earned All-America honors in the 500 free, 1650 free, and 800 free relay.

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

YearGirlsBoys
2016Beata Nelson, Mount Hebron, WisconsinGrant Shoults, Rancho Margarita, California
2015Katie Ledecky, Stone Ridge, MarylandAndrew Seliskar, Thomas Jefferson S&T, Virginia
2014Katie Ledecky, Stone Ridge, MarylandCaeleb Dressel, Clay, Florida
2013Olivia Smoliga, Glenbrook South, IllinoisRyan Murphy, Bolles, Florida/Jack Conger, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Maryland
2012Missy Franklin, Regis Jesuit, ColoradoJack Conger, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Maryland
2011Rachel Bootsma, Eden Prairie, Minnesota/Jasmine Tosky, Palo Alto, CaliforniaDavid Nolan, Hershey, Pennsylvania
2010Dagny Knutson, Minot, North DakotaVlad Morozov, Torrance, California
2009Dagny Knutson, Minot, North DakotaTom Shields, Edison, California
2008Mary Beck, Austin Westlake, TexasJimmy Feigen, Winston Churchill, Texas
2007Mary Beck, Austin Westlake, TexasAustin Staab, Westerville Central, Ohio
2006Kate Ziegler, O'Connell, VirginiaRicky Berens, South Mecklenburg, North Carolina
2005Jessica Hardy, Long Beach Wilson, CaliforniaAlex Righi, Brophy, Arizona
2004Jessica Hardy, Long Beach Wilson, CaliforniaKyle Bubolz, Waukesha North, Wisconsin
2003Kara Lynn Joyce, Ann Arbor Pioneer, MichiganMatt Grevers, Lake Forest, Illinois
2002Christina Swindle, Gulliver Prep, FloridaMike Cavic, Tustin, California
2001Christina Swindle, Gulliver Prep, FloridaJayme Cramer, St. Xavier, Ohio
2000Janelle Atkinson, The Bolles School, FloridaAlex Lim, The Bolles School, Florida
1999Kristen Woodring, Wilson, PennsylvaniaAlex Lim, The Bolles School, Florida
1998Natalie Coughlin, Carondelet, CaliforniaPatrick Fowler, Seattle Prep, Washington
1997Misty Hyman, Shadow Mountain, ArizonaNate Dusing, Covington Catholic, Kentucky
1996Misty Hyman, Shadow Mountain, ArizonaN/A

 

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Taylor Brien is the Circulation and Operations Manager at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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