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!
There is no practice for Select, Junior A, and Blue Team in the Freedom pool this evening due to the weather. White team will have practice as scheduled inside the main pool.
No trainer for Elite, Select, National, HP this week (2/19-2/22)
As of 12:45 PM Tuesday 2/12 the following afternoon practices are canceled: GC &SY Red, GC & SY Stars and Stripes, White, GC & SY Junior,
Senior Practice is Canceled Today, Tuesday February 12th
All High Performance, National, Select, and Elite trainer/dryland sessions are canceled this week (Jan 22-24)
14 year old Tess Howley’s 200 fly time of 2:14.23 Gained The Grain with her first 2020 Olympic Trial cut. This swim breaks the 13-14 LIAC team and Metro records. Howley’s time also bumps her up to #30 on the girls 13-14 all-time USSA Swimming rankings in the 200 fly. Congrats Tess!!
The Thanksgiving Throwdown is upon us! Check out which team you'll be representing at the meet this weekend and get ready to THROWDOWN SOME FAST SWIMMING! Coaches will be distributing caps to entered swimmers at practice this week. Coach Dave and Coach Keith will represent the Buttery Biscuits, Coach Ginny and Coach Chris will lead the Stuffed Turkeys, and Coach Dom and Coach Alexis will guide the Sticky Yams! Click here to find out your team
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