Swimming World Magazine has named the Swimming World High School Teams of the Year since 1971 when it honored Santa Clara as the top boys public school in the United States. Since then, the program has expanded.
1 In 1987, Swimming World Magazine began honoring an overall combined national champion for both boys and girls titles. The school in bold is the combined champion for that year.
2 Swimming World Magazine also awards annual high school swimmer of the year titles. 2000 marked the first time that a team winner also had the individual winner. These teams are bold italics.
3 2005 marked the only time two teams have tied for the combined award, as noted in the girls items.