June 23, 2021
2020-2021 SCHOLASTIC ALL AMERICAN APPLICATION PROCEDURES The application for the 2020-2021 year will be available online at the USA Swimming website from June 1, 2021, to September 6, 2021.
• This is the ONLY method for application.
• Applicants will be required to have a USA Swimming account.
• Qualifying pool times for the applicant will be validated in SWIMS. Times MUST be in SWIMS and have been achieved between September 1, 2020, through August 31, 2021 (dates inclusive).
• Applicant will be required to have a transcript for the complete 2020-2021 academic year available for uploading to the application.
• Applicant must have been a member of USA Swimming at the time of the swim and a current member when applying for the 2020-2021 SAA team.
• Applicant must have all application documents completed by September 6, 2021. Late applications will NOT be accepted or considered.
• Applicant must have completed 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in order to apply.
• Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA for the current academic year. A=4, B=3, C=2. If numerical grades are used, the following scale will be used unless the school’s letter grade conversion is given on the transcript: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79. In calculating GPA, no rounding will be used and grades will be to one decimal place only. o Honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, PLTW courses, and dual credit college level academic courses will earn one half (.5) extra Grade Point. – ONLY grades for academic subjects will be used to calculate GPA – history/social studies, English, mathematics, sciences, foreign languages, computer sciences, visual and performing arts if indicated as academic. A grade lower than a C in an academic subject will mean automatic rejection of the application. Grades for non-academic courses will NOT be included in the GPA calculation – art, band, orchestra, choir, home economics, health, driver education, physical education, shop, etc. and any other class marked as nonacademic (unless transcript indicates ‘academic’ or AP or IB). o There will be no special status designation for a 4.0 GPA other than for a national champion who also has achieved a 4.0 GPA.
• Pool Requirements: Applicants must have swum an individual pool time equal to or faster than the 2019 Winter Junior National qualifying time in any individual event during the SAA qualifying period (Sep 1, 2020-Aug 31, 2021, dates inclusive) with the qualifying times in SWIMS. Only ONE time is necessary and only ONE application is necessary.
• Open Water: Applicants must have swum an individual pool time equal to or faster than the 2019 Winter Junior National qualifying time in the 800, 1000, 1500, or 1650 freestyle during the SAA qualifying period (Sep 1, 2020-Aug 31, 2021, dates inclusive) with the qualifying times in SWIMS AND participate in the Open Water National Championships held on April 16-18, 2021. Only ONE time is necessary and only ONE application is necessary.
• Para Applicants: must have swum an individual pool time equal to or faster than the 2020-2021 Para Scholastic All American Standards (posted on the SAA page) in any individual event noted within their self-reported P1, P2, or P3 grouping during the SAA qualifying period (Sep 1, 2020-Aug 31, 2021, dates inclusive) with the qualifying times in SWIMS. Only ONE time is necessary and only ONE application is necessary. A cap of 56 athletes will be named with 2/event/gender.
To apply for the SAA team for 2020-2021
• Go to the USA Swimming Home Page or any page on the site.
• In the upper right corner, click on Login/Register. If no account is setup, click Register and follow the instructions. If an account has been established, log in with user name and password. Make sure the account signed in to is linked to the athlete’s USA Membership account.
ª If unsure of the link, go to My Account, Membership Information, to link with Click Here or Unlink to check the linked membership record and relink. To access the SAA application, the applicant MUST be logged in and linked to an ATHLETE’S Membership account.
• Once the proper link has been established to the athlete registration, navigate to the SAA Application page. Hover over Times, under Popular Resources, click Scholastic All-America. Complete and SUBMIT the application (scroll down to end of page).
ª If the application cannot be completed, SAVE the application to return to it and resume to complete it. Once the application is submitted, a confirmation email will be sent to the athlete’s Deck Pass log-in email. If a confirmation is not received upon submission please contact the appropriate administrator IMMEDIATELY so that the status of the application may be checked.
ª For Eastern and Southern Zone - Anissa Kanzari, [email protected]
ª For Central and Western Zone - Betty Kooy, [email protected]
Susan Huckeby is the Western Zone Women's Tabulator and can assist any Montana Swimming athletes with the application.
ª Please copy a parent or guardian and include the parent or guardian’s email in ALL communication with the SAA committee. Failure to do so will delay any response.
• The applicant’s high school transcript for the 2020-2021 academic year will need to be uploaded with the application in order to be complete. The applicant must have completed the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade in order to apply. Note that school transcripts are the only documentation accepted for the Scholastic All America application (PDF or JPG files). Word documents, grade cards, and report cards will NOT be accepted. Only grades for the 2020-21 school year will be used to determine GPA. Once a tabulator has completed the evaluation of the application and related documents, a notification of either acceptance (automated from USA Swimming to Deck Pass Log-in email) or rejection via email will be sent.
• Note: Applications are only accepted from ATHLETES! The athlete must complete the application.
NOTE: 10.2.2 of the Times Policy Manual states a special award will be given to a senior who has been named to the SAA team three times. Beginning with 2020-2021, this will be changed to four as freshman were introduced to the program in 2017. For the 2020-2021 SAA team, this award will be given to each senior named to the SAA team three out of the last four years.