PVS Swimmers earn Scholastic All American

By Reach for the Wall Staff

Lead graphic courtesy of USA Swimming

Congratulations goes out to these PVS athletes who were named by USA Swimming to its 2019-2020 Scholastic All America Team.  The application process was open from June 1-August 31st (deadline was extended due to Covid-19 circumstances), with awardees announced September 17th by USA Swimming. This year was the third year that 9th graders are eligible to apply for the recognition,  Of the 1,087 successful applicants, 525 boys, 562 girls, 102 were freshmen! Last year there were a total of 1,634 successful applicants. As reported by USA Swimming, Tori Huske from Arlington Aquatic Club topped the list!


  • Grade completion requirement – applicant must have completed 9th, 10th 11th or 12th grade
  • GPA Requirement – minimum 3.5 GPA for the current academic year
    • A=4, B=3, C=2. If numerical grades are used, the following scale will be used unless the school’s letter grade conversion is given on the transcript: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79. In calculating the GPA no rounding will be used – one decimal place only.
    • Honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and dual credit college level academic courses will earn one half (.5) extra Grade Point. Grades for academic subjects only are calculated – history/social studies, English, mathematics, sciences, foreign languages, computer sciences, visual and performing arts if indicated as academicA grade lower than a C in an academic subject will mean automatic rejection of the applicant. Grades for non-academic courses will NOT be calculated – art, band, choir, orchestra, health, driver education, physical education, and any other class marked non-academic on a transcript.
    • There will be no special status designation for a 4.0 GPA other than for a national champion who also has a 4.0 GPA.
  • Pool Requirements
    • Applicants must have swum an individual pool time equal to a 2019 Winter Junior qualifying time in any individual event during the SAA qualifying period (August 16, 2019– August 31, 2020) with qualifying times in SWIMS – list of times are posted on the USA Swimming website. A qualifying time will be available for selection from the SWIMS database during the application process. Only ONE time is necessary and only ONE application is necessary.
  • Disability or Open Water Requirements (for athletes without pool requirements)
    • Applicants must have competed in one of the following meets:
      2020 Jimi Flowers Classic – January 18-19, 2020, Colorado Springs, CO
      2019 USA Paralympic Swimming Nationals – December 6-8, 2019, Lewisville, TX
      2020 World Para World Series – February 14-16, 2020, Melbourne, Australia

The Eastern Zone had 246 swimmers recognized, 44 (or 18%) of whom were PVS swimmers;  These swimmers represented 9 teams, NCAP had the most swimmers in the list with 26, followed by RMSC with 5, The Fish with 4, Machine Aquatics with 2, Arlington Aquatic Club with 2, SNOW Swimming with 2, Mason Makos with 1, Dragon Swim Team with 1, and Occoquan with 1. Way to go swimmers!!!

Here’s the list of PVS swimmers, including the number of years they have earned the award (alpha order):

Last NameFirst NameGenderLSCZoneClub NameYears In
BaconPhoebeFPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club1
BergerJillianFPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club3
BlusiewiczAndrewMPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club2
ChenErikaFPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club3
ConzeMarenFPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club1
CulkinSarahFPVEasternRockville Montgomery Swim Club2
DanaieDylanMPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club2
DanielAbigailFPVEasternOccoquan Swimming Inc3
DicksAlexandraFPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club1
DoAikenMPVEasternThe Fish2
EwingJamesMPVEasternThe Fish2
FeyerickBrettMPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club3
FrickJakobMPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club3
GemmellErinFPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club1
GentryLandonMPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club2
HarterAbigailFPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club3
HartshornMatthewMPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club1
HelmsKatherineFPVEasternMason Makos Swim Team1
HuskeVictoriaFPVEasternArlington Aquatic Club3
JiangMichaelMPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club1
KeatingAnnaFPVEasternMachine Aquatics2
KopacAllisonFPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club3
LuongJenniferFPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club1
MaChrisMPVEasternRockville Montgomery Swim Club2
MartinAllisonFPVEasternThe Fish3
McConaghaMackenzieFPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club3
MyersEllaFPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club1
O’BrienSamMPVEasternThe Fish1
OliverSamuelMPVEasternSnow Swimming1
PerezousJanikaFPVEasternSnow Swimming3
RedicanAnnaFPVEasternMachine Aquatics3
ReicherterMary KateFPVEasternArlington Aquatic Club3
RunnelsArisFPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club1
RutbergNoahMPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club3
SantosSeanMPVEasternRockville Montgomery Swim Club2
SappLawrenceMPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club1
SebringCarlyFPVEasternRockville Montgomery Swim Club2
SpinkCamilleFPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club1
SunEleanorFPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club1
WallTatumFPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club2
WallTraceMPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club2
WolfsonJoshuaMPVEasternNation’s Capital Swim Club2
YuAlanMPVEasternDragon Swim Team2
ZeineddinPierreMPVEasternRockville Montgomery Swim Club1

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