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.
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.
|2016||Beata Nelson, Mount Hebron, Wisconsin||Grant Shoults, Rancho Margarita, California|
|2015||Katie Ledecky, Stone Ridge, Maryland||Andrew Seliskar, Thomas Jefferson S&T, Virginia|
|2014||Katie Ledecky, Stone Ridge, Maryland||Caeleb Dressel, Clay, Florida|
|2013||Olivia Smoliga, Glenbrook South, Illinois||Ryan Murphy, Bolles, Florida/Jack Conger, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Maryland|
|2012||Missy Franklin, Regis Jesuit, Colorado||Jack Conger, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Maryland|
|2011||Rachel Bootsma, Eden Prairie, Minnesota/Jasmine Tosky, Palo Alto, California||David Nolan, Hershey, Pennsylvania|
|2010||Dagny Knutson, Minot, North Dakota||Vlad Morozov, Torrance, California|
|2009||Dagny Knutson, Minot, North Dakota||Tom Shields, Edison, California|
|2008||Mary Beck, Austin Westlake, Texas||Jimmy Feigen, Winston Churchill, Texas|
|2007||Mary Beck, Austin Westlake, Texas||Austin Staab, Westerville Central, Ohio|
|2006||Kate Ziegler, O'Connell, Virginia||Ricky Berens, South Mecklenburg, North Carolina|
|2005||Jessica Hardy, Long Beach Wilson, California||Alex Righi, Brophy, Arizona|
|2004||Jessica Hardy, Long Beach Wilson, California||Kyle Bubolz, Waukesha North, Wisconsin|
|2003||Kara Lynn Joyce, Ann Arbor Pioneer, Michigan||Matt Grevers, Lake Forest, Illinois|
|2002||Christina Swindle, Gulliver Prep, Florida||Mike Cavic, Tustin, California|
|2001||Christina Swindle, Gulliver Prep, Florida||Jayme Cramer, St. Xavier, Ohio|
|2000||Janelle Atkinson, The Bolles School, Florida||Alex Lim, The Bolles School, Florida|
|1999||Kristen Woodring, Wilson, Pennsylvania||Alex Lim, The Bolles School, Florida|
|1998||Natalie Coughlin, Carondelet, California||Patrick Fowler, Seattle Prep, Washington|
|1997||Misty Hyman, Shadow Mountain, Arizona||Nate Dusing, Covington Catholic, Kentucky|
|1996||Misty Hyman, Shadow Mountain, Arizona||N/A|