Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Boys & Girls Swimming: NISCA Awards All-American Certification to Athletes

The National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) has recently announced their annual All-American honors, and Colorado has it's share of recipients.  The awards are determined first based upon times/scores that coaches submit at the end of the season and that meet a very high consideration time or score standard. After the submission window closes, the Top-100 times/scores are ranked and awarded. 

Colorado had strong representation in the lists and had the 9th highest overall number of recipients with the following stats:

Colorado (9th):
  Boys - 12 Relays, 28 Individuals, 3 divers, 79 splashes earned All-American status
  Girls - 10 Relays, 28 individuals, 4 divers, 72 splashes earned All-American status
  Overall - 151 splashes earned All-America standing

2015-16 NISCA High School Swimming and Diving All-American List

NISCA also awards Academic All-Americans based upon submitted athletes who have a 3.75 cumulative GPA as of their first semester of their Senior year.  Colorado had a significant number of student athletes qualify for this honor as well.  Colorado had 6 boys and 33 girls earn this prestigious award.  For the boys, Cheyenne Mountain and Fossil Ridge led the way with 2 boys each, while 8 girls from Fairview and 5 girls from Monarch, Mountain Vista, and Fossil Ridge had the highest counts.  

2015-16 NISCA High School Swimming and Diving Academic All-American List

Boys Swimming: Grandview boys land three NISCA/Speedo All-American awards for 2015 season

Courtney Oakes - Aurora Sentinel

Girls Swimming: Fairview's Freeman gets Olympic Trials cut in Oregon

Adam Dunivan - BoCoPreps.com

Monday, May 18, 2015

Boys Swimming: Final results from the 5A and 4A boys swim and dive state meets

By CHSAANow.com

Boys Swimming: Fossil Ridge Knocks Off Regis Jesuit For Colorado Boys 5A Swimming and Diving State Championship Title

By Emily Sampl - Swimming World Magazine

Boys Swimming: Cheyenne Mountain Takes Home Colorado Boys 4A Swimming and Diving Title

By Emily Sampl - Swimming World Magazine

Boys Swimming: Colorado Boys 4A Champs: Records Fall as Cheyenne Mountain Ends Air Academy's Win Streak

By Karl Ortegon - SwimSwam.com

Boys Swimming: Colorado 5A Boys Champs: Fossil Ridge Victorious; Regis Jesuit Unable to Complete Four-Peat

By Karl Ortegon - SwimSwam.com

Boys Swimming: Hunter Doerr has Air Academy on the map at 4A state swimming

By Kent Mincer -  CHSAANow.com

Boys Swimming: Raptors rewrite the record books at 4A meet

By Jon E. Yunt - BoCoPreps.com

Boys Swimming: Fossil Ridge wins 5A boys swimming state championship

By Quentin Sickafoose - The Coloradoan

Boys Swimming: Boulder's Feiler takes gold in 50 free

By Dan Mohrmann - BoCoPreps.com

Saturday, May 16, 2015

2015 Boys State Post-Prelim Rankings

This is why prelims matter...  Based on Friday's prelim session, the top 2 teams have established a very solid lead.  In 5A, Regis put themselves in contention for a title after coming into the meet at 5th place, while Cheyenne Mountain looks very hard to beat in 4A and may dethrone Air Academy who had some stellar individual swims.  

   4A Team Rankings   5A Team Rankings
1. Cheyenne Mtn.3691. Regis295
2. Air Academy3232. Fossil Ridge287
3. Thompson Vall.1823. Cherry Creek198
4. D'Evelyn1744. Boulder182
5. Silver Creek1635. Arapahoe156
6. Disc. Canyon1446. Fairview150
7. Valor Christian1167. Highlands Ranch121
8. Estes Park918. Chatfield112
9. Greeley Central909. Ponderosa109
10. Green Mountain8810. Grandview106
11. Montrose8011. Lewis-Palmer97
12. Golden7812. Smoky Hill81
13. Glenwood Spr.6313. Pomona67
14. Mountain View4814. Coronado67
15. Mullen4115. Heritage63
16. Wheat Ridge4116. Rampart37
17. Thomas Jefferson4117. Lakewood36
18. Pueblo County3418. Greeley West31
19. Standley Lake3219. Bear Creek27
20. Pueblo West2920. Cherokee Trail19