June 2021

NISCA News June 2021

The All America Deadline has changed, but the late fees for fall and winter seasons have not. Keep up to date on all the changes by visiting our website:

Want to talk to other High School coaches? Don't forget to join the NISCA High School Swim Coaches Exchange Group on Facebook! We'll get through this together.

Check your All America Application Status

For those who have submitted All America applications, it is important that you check if your application has been processed. There are many incomplete applications in our system right now in need of attention from the coach who submitted them. You can find the submitted applications lists here:




Water Polo:


Scholar Team:

If you do not see your application listed, reach out to the appropriate All America Chair IMMEDIATELY to rectify the situation. Incomplete applications must be corrected by July 1st or they will not be accepted.

Changes to the All America Final Deadline

The deadline for All America Applications has been extended to July 1 at 11:59pm EST, 2021. At that time all application portals will be closed and no further applications will be accepted. You must put in an application in order to receive the award. You DO NOT have to be a NISCA member. Non-members are charged a fee for applications, NISCA members are free.

Late Fees Still Apply

If your athlete competed in a fall or winter season, the application deadline for those have both passed (12/31 and 3/31 respectively). You can still put in an application, but a $30 late fee will apply to each application submitted. The last date to submit any applications is July 1 at 11:59pm EST.

Order your All America Journal Issue today

Don't forget to order a commemorative copy of the All America Journal Issue. Journals are $35 and can be ordered online with PayPal, mail a check or use our paper order form. Click here to find out more.

Academic All America and Scholar Team Accomodations

Note: Marney Shirley will be available to answer questions regarding Academic All America and Scholar Team at this email address only: from June 3rd thru June 15

NISCA is making accommodations so that you are able to participate in its academic programs during the COVID pandemic. Read on to find out how you can still be an Academic All America athlete or a Scholar Team.

Academic All America and Scholar Team applications are being accepted for students and teams that are not competing due to COVID. You must meet the other requirements for the award. The coach will sign the form to verify that you would have lettered had you been able to compete. Contact Marney Shirley at or for details.

Scholar Team is offering a Combined Scholar Team Award to those teams that do not meet the 12 member minimum requirement to apply but if combined with the team of the opposite gender in their school they could. Please contact Marney Shirley at or for details.

If your Scholar Team cannot meet the 12 member minimum requirement to apply for the award due to COVID restrictions Contact Marney Shirley at or for details on how you may still submit an application.

International Sports Timing (IST)

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NISCA Organizational Needs

NISCA Archive Needs Material

We keep our Archives at ISHOF in Fort Lauderdale. We ask our membership to send any archives from their state that could be included in these files. These could include State Meet Programs, State Meet results, State Banquet honors, or whatever you think would be useful in our archives. Please send items to:

Mike Schuelke

1171 Park Village Drive

Neenah, WI 54956

Please send them before June 1.

NISCA Journal Submissions - Send them in!

Share your quotes, stories, articles (yours or someone else's), ideas, products (think "training equipment and gizmos"). Send it to us at with SUBMISSION in the subject line. Be as detailed as you like, feel free to send photos or documents, and be sure to include your name, school, city/state, and what your coaching title is (or "Retired"). There's no such thing as "too lengthy", "too detailed", or "TMI", but we draw the line at obvious advertising of goods or services.

BUT... if you are interested in advertising or selling something, contact us with ADVERTISING in the subject line. We're always interested in products or services that can help the coaching community!

Call for team photos

If you have good team or other interesting photos of your team, swimmers, action shots, or coaching staff, SEND THEM TO US at with PHOTOS in the subject line. Label and spell names correctly, specify date, venue, and event. We will be happy to plug your school, team and accomplishments!

Marketing for the NISCA Journal

Have a marketing or sales background? We could use your help with gathering advertising for the Journal and website. Contact Dana Abbott at if you can help us out!

Zone and State Directors Needed

We are looking for a Zone 5 Director (MN, ND, SD, NE, KS, MO) as well as State Directors from Kansas and Missouri . Anyone interested in learning more about the positions should reach out to Tim Sirois at


Job Postings Available

There are several jobs posted on our website, including at the prestigious Albuquerque Academy. Check them out here:

Brent Rutemiller diagnosed with cancer.

Brent has been a long time supporter of NISCA and all things swimming. He was recently diagnosed with cancer. We here at NISCA wish him a short fight and speedy recovery!

To read more:

Check for courses on Leadership, Swimming, Diving and officiating.
Best wishes for fast swimming!

Eve Julian
NISCA Secretary/Webmaster

About Us

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