Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Scholastic All-American Team!

Over 1,000 Swimmers have been named to 2019-2020 Scholastic All-America Team!

This honor is given to 9-12th grade students who maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average and have swum an individual pool time equal to or faster than the 2019 Winter Junior qualifying time in any individual event from August 16, 2019-August 31, 2020.

USA Swimming’s announcement can be viewed here.
A PDF list of the full team can be viewed here.


We’re back in the pool. Let’s get excited!

It’s hard to create excitement around training, especially when meets are not yet on the calendar. That’s why we’re asking our coaches, athletes, and members to share their creative approaches to training.

What are you doing to encourage your team to stay engaged, have fun, and get the most out of every training session? We want to know. Share your ideas with office@azswimming.org and we’ll add them to this post for all to see. Let’s work together to keep ALL of our athletes motivated and excited to be back in the pool!

AZSI – VIRTUAL COORDINATED COMPETITION
AZSI is offering a Virtual Coordinated Competition for all AZSI clubs and their members from June 26 – July 12, 2020.
Let the competition begin! See your Club Coach for more information.
Click here for more information.

GOING THE EXTRA MILE CHALLENGE
On June 6, 2020, Swim Neptune Senior Team swimmers, Keaton Jones, Devin Esser and Tal Spector, Coach Joe Zemaitis, and his brother John Zemaitis, will all individually attempt 25 miles of swimming in 24 hours. At the start of every hour, for 24 hours straight – through the day and night, one mile must be completed until they reach 25 miles – “Going the Extra Mile!”

Two Swim Neptune relay teams will also attempt this feat, one swimmer at a time. This will test their endurance, mental fortitude, and their ability to stand up tall in the face of physical and mental exhaustion. All swimmers and support staff will be adhering to CDC guidelines for social distancing. All of the swimmers want to promote swimming as the safe and healthy sport that it is! Learn more here.


2020 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2020 scholarship winners, Elyse Guerena and Ainsley Limesand!

Elyse Guerena is with Seville Country Club Sharks Swim Team (SCCS) in Gilbert and plans on attending NAU this fall. Ainsley Limesand is with Flying Fish Arizona Swim Team (FAST) in Oro Valley and is currently undecided where she will attend this fall.

Thank you to all the athletes who participated.