Which Swimming World High School Swimmers of the Year Became Olympians? (From August 2020 Swimming World Magazine)
From 1993-96, Swimming World recognized only one athlete each year as the nation’s top high school swimmer. It wasn’t until 1997 that the magazine decided to attach its name to the award and honor both the top male and female swimmers. Since 1997 and continuing through 2016 (the last time the Olympic Games were held), 35 swimmers have been recognized as Swimming World’s Female and Male High School Swimmers of the Year.
Twenty-one of them—10 girls and 11 boys—became Olympians who have won a combined 55 medals, including 33 gold!
Arizona’s Misty Hyman and Kentucky’s Nate Dusing were recognized as the first “official” award winner. Both swimmers had set national high school records in the 100 yard fly, and both moved on to powerhouse swimming teams in college: Hyman to Stanford and Dusing