Leah Foreman-Keiser
Led by four-time honorees, James Pan and Michael Phillips, 16 Aquajets student-athletes were named to the 2021-22 USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team.
With 16 student-athletes on the team, Aquajets finished in a tie for fifth place overall in the nation, sharing the podium with NOVA of Virginia and Rockville Montgomery Swim Club. Aquajets had 12 student-athletes named to the All-America team for the 2020-21 academic year.
Pan and Phillips, now freshmen at Princeton University and the Naval Academy, respectively, were two of 114 senior swimmers to make the team in three or four years of high school. A total of 1,281 USA Swimming members were named to the team this year, which is comprised of 595 girls and 686 boys. The Central Zone was represented by 268 student-athletes. To qualify for the 2021-22 team, a student-athlete must have a 3.5 GPA and have swum at least one 2022 Winter Junior Nationals time standard.
Congratulations to the following Aquajets student-athletes for their outstanding performances in the pool and in the classroom. The number in parentheses indicates the number of times named to the team:
Libby Bakker (1)
Julia Bartell (1)
Lucas Becker (1)
Carly Bixby (1)
Paige Dillon (2)
Charlie Egeland (3)
Emma Kern (3)
Avery Luedke (1)
James Pan (4)
Michael Phillips (4)
Drew Proof (1)
Grace Rabb (1)
Noah Rabb (1)
Henry Webb (1)
Annabelle Wentzel (1)
Jiarui Xue (1)