GwinAq 10Us Take the Blocks at Woodie B
11/21 - Gwinnett Aquatics 10Us followed the lead of their older teammates and swam their first multi-day meet of the season at the Woodie B Invite this weekend at Dynamo. It was a great chance for a lot of our newer swimmers to do some new events and our best 10Us to race some tough competition. There were also a few older swimmers doing some events they didn't do last weekend.
Marlowe Misner, Isaac Saenz and Josh Fountain all won events while Hailey Dopson and Andrew Guo (at his first meet!), medaled. Mikayla Chapek, Bennett Culbertson, Mali Davis, Ruthie DeLong, David Duong, Kate and Lucas Johnson, Tanner Manson, Brielle Mitchell and Freddy Xu also scored.
Fountain also picked up his first AAA time of the season while Darnell Mitchell, got his first AA time. Rachel DeLong got her first (ever) BB time and Guo, Brielle Mitchell and Addison Shaffer their first B times. Lindsey Diehl picked up her first state cut of the season.
GaGa Swimmers Hit First Invite at IMX
11/14 - Gwinnett Aquatics swimmers swam their first multi-day meet of the season at the IMX Invite in Marietta this weekend. It was the first invitational of the season and also a chance for swimmers to complete their IMX events. Once the results are uploaded to the USA Swimming database (SWIMS) swimmers who have done all 5-6 events in the IMX category will have an IMX score you can see on your Deck Pass!
Alex Norcini was the lone event winner but Grant Deckers, Lauren Diehl, Drew Grier, Sarah Jahns, Hannah Claire Jowers and Ella Moulder all placed.
Charlie Fountain, Griffin Hammett, Sarah Jahns and Daniel Johnson all picked up his their AA times of the season and Haley Burke, Abby Culbertson, Danielle Mitchell, Hayley Shepard, Michael Thompson and Brad Wyzykowski all got their first A times. Meanwhile Nia Fraser, Ethan McKinsey, Devin Petmecky and Blake Wilson got their first BB times and Grant Haskins and Jillian Rovie their first B times. Dylan Yin picked up his first ever state cut!
Swim-A-Thon Wraps Up, Lots of Improvement Evident
11/9 - The annual Swim-A-Thon wrapped up last night with the Prep swim and it was a very successful set of swims. Marlowe Misner broke the record for the 10U 800 and each team showed significant improvement over last year's swim. Gold swimmers averaged 20 seconds per 100 faster than last year while Prep was 11 and Sr and HSTG was 5. Now that our swimmers have completed the swimming portion of their Swim-A-Thon, let's make sure to wrap-up the fundraising portion as well. We currently have over $15,000 collected
- Collect your pledges! There is a SAT folder in the Coaches box at the pool. Once you collected all your pledges, simply put your completed packet in that folder. If you have any on-line donations please make sure to make a note of that on the pledge sheets. We are looking to have all completed packets back by November 24
- Thank your donors! Click here to use our Thank You note, which includes information about taxes or use the thank you email function on the SAT page.
GaGa Wins Dual Meet with Tidal Waves
10/29 - Gwinnett Aquatics defeated Tidal Wave Swimming in a their sixth annual dual meet this weekend at GAC. The teams have traded victories each of the last 4 years with TWS taking the contest last year. GaGa was led by triple and quadruple event winners Brielle Mitchell, Marlowe Misner and Alex Norcini as well as 11 other event winners: Hanna Burke, Lindsey Diehl. David Duong, Drew Grier, Russell Hart, Caleb Hersey, Sarah Jahns, Tanner Manson, Danielle Mitchell, Isaac Saenz and Jaxon Young.
Additionally a number of swimmers picked up new standards. Duong got his first state cut of the season while Jahns and Haley Dopson got their first A times. Abby Culbertson, Sahil Khatri, Riley Spruiell, Zoe Wilson and Brad Wyzykowski got their first BBs and Adam Dockstader, Elena Kaiser and Lila Smith got their first B times. Great job swimmers!
Up next will be the first invitationals of the season. The older swimmers will attend the IMX meet in Marietta Nov12-13 while the younger swimmers will go to Woodie B at Dynamo Nov 19-20. Sign-ups are closed on-line so if you missed the deadline be sure to contact your coach right away.
ABSC Defends Streak in Dual Meet
10/21 - Athens Bulldogs made it seven in a row in the dual meet series with Gwinnett Aquatics. But GaGa took the women's title this year, our first time to win either gender in 4 years. And the meet was the closest its been in five years as well, as ABSC outscored GwinAq by 300 points (out of 4000). Despite losing the meet GwinAq had a 13 individual wins by nine different swimmers: Julianna Carey, Josh Fountain, Drew Grier, Tanner Manson, Marlowe Misner, Brielle Mitchell (3x), Sofie Rees, Isaac Saenz and Hayley Shepard.
Grier posted his first AAA this season, while Josh Fountain and Alex Norcini got their first AAs. Rees. Hannah Claire Jowers and Charlie Fountain got their first A times; Brooke Braziunas, Bennett Culbertson, Ian O'Hara Graham Simmon and Sydney Spruiell their first BBs and Sarah Burton, Sijia She and Kylie West their first B times. Jowers and Grant Deckers picked up new state cuts.
Gwinnett Aquatics Kicks Off Season With Pentathlon
10/2 - Gwinnett Aquatics kicked off the 2016-17 season with a Pentathlon meet at GAC today. For the first time ever we opened up the meet this year to a few other teams and it provided for some great early season competition. Being the first meet of the season it was a great chance for a lot of swimmers to show off how much they've improved since the last time we swam short course last March. Swimmers were scored based on the cumulative total of their swims in 5 events. GwinAq Age group winners were: Isaac Saenz, Lindsey Diehl, Sofie Rees, Ava Gawronski, Caitlyn Diehl and Drew Grier.
A whopping 64 swimmers achieved their first time standards, including some new swimmers. Kate Johnson got an A time, Henry Breiding, Lucas Johnson, Nolan Patterson and Dylan Yin got BB's and Carly Buice, Rachel DeLong, Ethan McKinsey and Wesley King got B times. See all the standard breakers using the link below.
The next meet for GaGa will be the ABSC dual meet October 21 at UGA followed by the Tidal Wave Spooktacular dual meet Ocotber 29 at GAC again. REgistration for both close soon so be sure to commit/decline soon.