The only method for application will be the online application on the USA Swimming Website
Applicants will be required to have a USA Swimming account.
Qualifying pool times for the applicant will be validated through Times on the USA Swimming website (time MUST be in SWIMS and have been achieved by August 31, 2020).
Applicant will be required to have a TRANSCRIPT for the FIRST REPORTABLE SEMESTER (TERM) OF THE 2019-2020 academic year available for uploading to the application.
Applicant must have been a member at the time of the swim and a current member when applying for the 2019-2020 SAA team.
Applicant must have all application documents completed by August 31, 2020. Late applications will NOT be accepted or considered.
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, PLTW courses, 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 academic.
A grade lower than a C in an academic subject will mean automatic rejection of the applicant. Grades for non-academic courses – art, band, orchestra, choir, home economics, health, driver education, physical education, shop, etc. and any other class marked as non-academic will not be included in the GPA calculation (unless transcript indicates ‘academic’ or AP or IB).
will be no special status designation for a 4.0 GPA other than for a national
champion who also has a 4.0 GPA.
Applicants must have swum an individual pool time equal to or faster than the 2019 Winter Junior qualifying time in any individual event during the SAA qualifying period (August 16, 2019 – August 31, 2020) with the qualifying times in SWIMS. Only ONE time is necessary and only ONE application is necessary.
Applicants must have competed in one of the following meets:
2019 USA Paralympic Swimming Nationals – December 6-8, 2019, Lewisville, TX
2020 Jimi Flowers Classic – January 18-19, 2020, Colorado Springs, CO
2020 World Para World Series - February 14-16, 2020, Melbourne, Australia