The School Swimming & Diving Coaches Affiliation, or CSCAA, has up to date its necessities for swimmers to realize All-American accolades for the 2020-2021 season. The brand new necessities create a contingency for the occasion of one other untimely finish to the NCAA season because the coronavirus pandemic continues in america and overseas. The 2019-2020 NCAA season proceeded usually till March 2020 when the NCAA Championships were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. There are not any new standards for divers but although the CSCAA says they’re forthcoming.
These All-American honors are awarded by the CSCAA itself and never the NCAA. Because the 2019-2020 season was abruptly ended because of the coronavirus pandemic, the CSCAA made no first and second-team distinctions among its 2020 honorees as they didn’t have the chance to compete at NCAAs the place first-team (1st-Eighth) and second-team (Ninth-16th) would have been determined. This led to a 54.Three % improve within the variety of male swimmers awarded All-American accolades for the 2019-2020 season.
For the present 2020-2021 season, athletes will probably be thought-about for First-Staff All-American honors by attaining a CSCAA Automated Time Customary or by ending within the prime eight of their occasions on the NCAA Championships. Nevertheless, if there are not any NCAA Championships in 2021 or if fewer than Eight athletes per occasion obtain the Automated Customary, the remaining All-American honors will probably be stuffed by those that have achieved instances quick sufficient to rank among the many top-Eight nationally.
The method will probably be related for Second-Staff All-People: obtain the CSCAA Consideration Customary and end Ninth-16th on the NCAA Championships. Once more, if the NCAA Championships don’t occur or if fewer than Eight athletes per occasion obtain the Consideration Customary the stability (as much as a most of 8) will probably be full of those who have the swam instances to rank between Ninth and 16th nationally. Nevertheless, there will probably be no second-team picks for NAIA.
Following the College of Iowa’s resolution to cancel its males’s swimming and diving program, the NCAA, on the behest of public outcry, chose to relocate the 2021 Men’s Division I NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships to Greensboro, North Carolina, which may even host the 2021 girls’s championships.
All 2021 NCAA & NAIA Nationwide Championships – Swimming & Diving
- Division I – Ladies’s
- Greensboro, North Carolina, March 17-20
- Division I – Males’s
- Greensboro, North Carolina, March 24-27
- Division II – Ladies & Males
- Birmingham, Alabama, March 8-13
- Division III – Ladies & Males
- Federal Approach, Washington, March 17-21
- NAIA – Ladies & Males
- Knoxville, Tennessee, March 3-6
Swimmers might obtain All-American honors in as much as seven occasions, three of which can be particular person in Division I and Division III with 4 particular person occasions potential in Division II. Moreover, all performances should happen in “bona fide competitors,” in different phrases, a sanctioned meet.
From the CSCAA:
First Staff All-America
Second Staff All-America
*Within the occasion the Championships will not be held or not full, the subsequent quickest athletes in every occasion will probably be chosen (as much as a most of eight)
CSCAA Automated and Consideration Time Requirements
|200 Freestyle Relay||1:28.89||1:17.69|
|400 Freestyle Relay||3:15.29||2:51.49|
|800 Freestyle Relay||7:01.99||6:17.79|
|200 Medley Relay||1:37.29||1:24.99|
|400 Medley Relay||3:32.49||3:06.69|
|200 Freestyle Relay||1:34.69||1:21.59|
|400 Freestyle Relay||3:26.69||3:00.59|
|800 Freestyle Relay||7:32.09||6:39.99|
|200 Medley Relay||1:43.99||1:29.89|
|400 Medley Relay||3:48.09||3:18.19|
|200 Freestyle Relay||1:35.49||1:22.99|
|400 Freestyle Relay||3:27.99||3:03.29|
|800 Freestyle Relay||7:40.69||6:47.99|
|200 Medley Relay||1:45.19||1:31.89|
|400 Medley Relay||3:50.29||3:21.39|
|200 Freestyle Relay||1:40.19||1:26.49|
|400 Freestyle Relay||3:40.09||3:09.29|
|800 Freestyle Relay||7:59.99||6:58.39|
|200 Medley Relay||1:51.89||1:35.39|
|400 Medley Relay||4:04.09||3:28.49|