July 16, 2019
Eight Blackshirt Swimmers Named HS All-Americans!
Congratulations to the following swimmers for being recognized by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) as 2018-19 HS All-Americans:
- Blake Baertlein
- Caleb Blischke
- Abby Carlson
- Jacob Carlson
- Emma Gatzke
- Meghan Jagdfeld
- Nolan Scanlan
- Taylor Short
In order to be All-American a swimmer/diver must have times ranked in the top 100 in the United States during their respective high school swimming and diving season. Considering that there were 175,600 girls and 139,000 boys that competed in high school swimming and diving in the United States this past year, making All-American is quite a significant accomplishment!
Listed below are the final events and rankings for the swimmers:
- 100 Freestyle 58thplace
- 100 Backstroke 88thplace
Boys 200 Medley Relay(Jacob Carlson, Blake Baertlein, Nolan Scanlan, Caleb Blischke) 79thplace
Girls 400 Freestyle Relay(Emma Gatzke, Taylor Short, Meghan Jagdfeld, Abby Carlson) 99thplace
Waukesha South High School has a long standing tradition of producing All-Americans and these 4 swims bring our school total to 94 All-Americans. Great job swimmers , coaches, and parents for making these performances happen!