SCHOLASTIC ALL AMERICA PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
application for the 2018-2019 year will be available
online at the USA Swimming website from June 1, 2019 to August 15,
The only method for application will be the online application on
the USA Swimming website.
Applicants will be required to have a USA Swimming account.
Qualifying pool times for the applicant will be validated through
Times on the USA Swimming website (time MUST be in SWIMS).
Applicant will be required to have a TRANSCRIPT for
the COMPLETE academic year
available for uploading to the application.
Applicant must have been a member at the time of the swim and a
current member when applying for the 2018-19 SAA team.
Applicant must have all application documents completed by August
15, 2019. Late applications will NOT be accepted or
Grade completion requirement – applicant must have completed
th or 12
GPA Requirement – 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
the GPA no rounding will be used – one decimal place only.
Honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and dual
credit college level academic courses will earn one half (.5)extra Grade
Point. Grades for academic subjects
only are calculated – 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
applicant. Grades for non-academic courses
will NOT be calculated
– art, band, orchestra, choir, home economics, health, driver
education, physical education, shop, etc. and any other class
marked as non-academic will not be included in the GPA calculation
(unless transcript indicates ‘academic’ or AP or IB).
There will be no special status
designation for a 4.0 GPA other than for a national champion who
also has a 4.0 GPA.
Applicants must have swum an individual pool
time equal to a 2018 Winter
Junior qualifying time in any individual event
during the SAA qualifying period (August 16, 2018 – August 15,
2019) with qualifying times in SWIMS – list of
times are posted on the USA Swimming website. A qualifying time
will be available for selection from the SWIMS database during the
application process. Only ONE time is necessary and only ONE
application is necessary.
Disability/Para or Open Water Requirements (for athletes without
Applicants must have competed in one of the following meets:
2018 US Para National Championships– December 14-16, 2018,
2019 World Para World Series – April 4-6, 2019,
2019 Can Am Para Swimming Championships – July 12-14, 2019,
2019 World Para – July 29-Aug 4, 2019, Kuching, Malaysia
2019 Open Water National Championships – May 3-5, 2019,
To apply for the SAA team for
Go to the USA Swimming Home Page or any page on the site.
In the upper right corner, click on “Sign In”.
If you do not have an account, click on the link to “create
account” and follow the instructions.
If you have an account, simply type your log in name and your
password in the appropriate place.
Make sure the account you have signed in with is linked to your
(the athlete’s) USA Membership account. (If you are unsure of
the link, go to My Account, Membership Information, where you can
either link with ‘Click Here’ or Unlink to check the
linked membership record and relink.) You will not be able to
access the SAA application without being logged in and linked to
the athlete’s Membership account.
Once you are sure you are correctly linked to your athlete registration,
navigate to the SAA Application page (Resources, Browse More,
Times, SAA, SAA Requirements, click on link to SAA Application and
complete the application. Make sure you SUBMIT the application.
If you cannot complete the application, SAVE your work so you
can go back again to finish.
Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation
email sent to your Deck Pass log-in
email. If you do not receive that confirmation
immediately upon submission, PLEASE contact Betty Kooy
firstname.lastname@example.org that we can check the status of your
Your complete high
school transcript will need to
be uploaded for your application to be complete. All grades for the
current year (both semesters 2018-2019) must be on the transcript.
You must have completed the 9
th or 12
th 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 will NOT be accepted.
Grade cards and report cards will NOT be accepted. Only grades for the
2018-2019 school year will be used to determine your GPA but a
complete transcript is required.
When a committee member has completed evaluation of the
materials, you will be notified of either acceptance
(automated from USA Swimming to Deck Pass Log-in email) or
rejection via email (from committee member).
Note: Applications are only accepted from
ATHLETES! The athlete must complete the application.