June 7, 2012
Southern Zone Friends,
Each year USA Swimming selects athletes to become members of the USA Swimming – Scholastic All-American (SAA)Team. The program is open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors that have a 3.5 GPA and have attained the specified time standard in a single event. The program also has specific qualification standards for Disability Athletes and Open Water swimmers.
This year’s application process will be entirely on-line through the USA Swimming website. The student athlete will be required to upload a complete transcript from both semesters of the 2011-2012 school year. The application system opened on June 1, 2012 and close on August 15, 2012.
This is a fantastic program for high school swimmers. Being named to the team gets your swimmers instant recognition by college programs looking for success both in the pool – and in the classroom. Swimmers named to the team receive a Scholastic All-American certificate. Swimmers who are named to the team for all three years receive a special recognition gift from USA Swimming. It costs nothing to apply to the program.
Last year, the Southern Zone had more SAA athletes than any other Zone. North Carolina Swimming finished first with more SAA athletes than any other LSC. Let’s see if the SZ can do it again.
Here is a link to the On-Line Application program. http://www.usaswimming.org/ViewNewsArticle.aspx?TabId=1&itemid=4454&mid=8712. Please forward this link to your member clubs.
Southern Zone Director