USA Swimming announced the names of 83 youth swimmers who will represent the 2019-2020 U.S. National Junior Team. Seventy-one clubs are represented on this year’s National Junior Team, led by Sandpipers of Nevada’s five representatives. Nation’s Capital Swim Club and Long Island Aquatic Club follow with three swimmers each.
Jason Louser - 400IM,
Tess Howley- 200 fly
Sophia Karras- 1500 Free!!
To be selected to the National Junior Team, athletes must be a registered USA Swimming member at the time of the qualifying performance and must be 18 years or younger on September 1, 2019. The Team will then be selected based on the following Performance Criteria:
Priority One: The top two athletes in each individual Olympic event.
Priority Two: The third and fourth ranked swimmer in the 100 and 200 meter long course freestyle.
Priority Three: Additional FEMALE athletes who have a world ranking within, and including, the top 75 in an individual Olympic event and additional MALE athletes who have a world ranking within, and including, the top 100 in an individual Olympic event.
USA Swimming announced the Scholastic All American Team on Monday with eleven LIAC swimmers making the roster! To be eligible for the Scholastic All American Team swimmers had to maintain a 3.5 grade point average over the 2018-2019 school year and achieve a 2018 USA Swimming Winter Junior National qualifying time. There were 1,634 successful applicants nationwide. Below are the eleven LIAC swimmers and the number of years on the Scholastic All American Team:
-Justen Lopez (1 year)
-William Swartwout (1 year)
- Sophia Karras (1 year)
-Kiani Morisi (1 year)
- Hana Shimizu-Bowers (1 year)
-Isabella Antoniuk (2 years)
- Sophia Gregorace (2 years)
-Joanie Cash (2 years)
-Chloe Stepanek (2 years)
-Lauryn Johnson (3 years)
-Jason Louser (3 years)
Jason and Lauryn were two of only 150 athletes to be on the team three years in a row!
Congratulations to all the LIAC swimmers!
Long Island Aquatic Club