August 2, 2020
Ten Blackshirt Swimmers Named HS All-Americans!
Congratulations to the following swimmers for being recognized by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) as 2019-20 HS All-Americans:
- Blake Baertlein
- Caleb Blischke
- Abby Carlson
- Jacob Carlson
- Joe Esterle
- Ashley George
- Kendall Gonzalez
- Lance Johnson
- 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:
- 200 Freestyle 46th place
- 500 Freestyle 71st place
- 100 Freestyle 72nd place
- 100 Backstroke 53rd place
- 100 Butterfly 100th place
Boys 200 Medley Relay (Nolan Scanlan, Lance Johnson, Jacob Carlson, Blake Baertlein) 98th place
Boys 400 Freestyle Relay (Jacob Carlson, Nolan Scanlan, Joe Esterle, Caleb Blischke) 32nd place
Girls 200 Freestyle Relay (Taylor Short, Kendall Gonzalez, Abby Carlson, Ashley George) 91st place
Waukesha South High School has a long standing tradition of producing All-Americans and these 8 swims bring our school total to 102 All-Americans. Great job swimmers , coaches, and parents for making these performances happen!