Team Registration Almost Full - New Group, Clinics Open for Registration
7/30 - Registration for 2015-16 is going very well, with Senior and Prep having already filled. Gold only has three spots left and blue seven so if you are hoping to swim with us this year we recommend that you enroll quickly. We do anticipate moving some swimmers off the waiting list so if the group is full get on the waiting list as early as possible. If you are having any issues registering for next year feel free to contact us. Only the registration fee of $115 is due at the time.
Due to the high demand for Prep and Sr, we are also announcing a new Sr3 group, with training hours from 2:45pm to 5:00pm Mon-Fri, and an additional day over the weekend (day and time TBA). This group is for HS aged swimmers who are not yet ready to train with our Sr group, and will be kept fairly small for this first year. Registration is now open for that group and only 3 spots remain.
In addition, registration is now open for our fall 13 and Over clinic that runs august to October, our 12 and Under clinic that runs October-December and our year-round homeschool clinic and team. These clinics are a great alternative for swimmers not looking to commit to a year-round team and represent a great opportunity to the club as well so please spread the word.
LC Season Wraps Up at Sr State, GA Open
7/26 - Long course season came to a close this weekend with two final meets, the Sr State Champs and the GA Open. At Sr State Anna Jahns, Josh Fountain and Matthew Albers all scored. Fountain picked up his Scholastic All-American and Futures cuts while placing second in the mile while Jahns got her first AAAA of the season with a third place finish in the 400. Abby Culbertson and Brad Wyzykowski got their first AAs of the season.
At the GA Invite a much smaller than anticipated group competed in a short prelims-finals format at Georgia Tech. Jacy MacConvery picked up his first A times of the season and Ramaya Pittman got her first B times.
GwinAq Age Groupers Finish 10th at 14U State Champs
7/20 - Gwinnett Aquatics 14 and Under swimmers took to the pool at Georgia Tech this weekend for the 14U State Champs. After a great year of progress, it was one of our best showings to date at that meet with the team going into the final day in third place in the medium sized team division. But we did not have enough scoring swims on day 4 to hold on. You can be sure the coaching staff is already planning how to improve our training next season so we can hold that spot.
Nonetheless there was plenty to be proud of. It was our largest state team in at least the last six years. Lauren Diehl and Juliana Carey broke team records in the 50 and 100 fly respectively. Bryce Dopson led all scorers for the team and got his first ever AAAA (Silver Cap). Ryan Haskins got his first A time of the season. Other individual scorers included Griffin Hammett, Lindsey Diehl, Colin Houck, Sarah Jahns and Samantha Lewis.
Georgia 14U State Champs
7/19 - The Georgia Swimming 14 & Under State Champs wrapped up tonight at Georgia Tech, hosted by Gwinnett Aquatics. Nine new state records and one national record were set during the meet. The meet web page includes meet info, results, scores and more, including more info about those record breaking swims. .
Gwinnett Aquatics would like to thank all the officials and volunteers for all their hard work in putting on such a fine event. And the swimmers and parents were great too!
Click on the link below to access all the updated info on the meet.
Big Weekend for Senior Swimming7/12 - Gwinnett Aquatics 13 and Over swimmers took over the meet scene this weekend. At Senior sectionals our largest summer sectional team in at least four years swam with the likes of Ryan Lochte and Connor Jaeger. The 18U boys went nearly 100% best times. Jacob Rees and Josh Fountain both picked up their first AAAAs (silver cap) of the season while Matthew Albers and Alex Norcini got their first AAA (All-Star) times.
Meanwhile at Senior circuit a strong group of 13 and over swimmers competed, most of them tuning up for the big end of season meets in two weeks. Devin Petmecky picked up his first ever A times.
GwinAq Competitive Tour '15 Expands to Two States6/30 - Gwinnett Aquatics again had two different squads in competition this weekend, this time in two states. 32 swimmers competed in Tallahassee while another 30 were in Cumming.
At Tallahassee our small travel squad competed very well against some tough Florida teams, with 27 of the 32 scoring and Juliana Carey, Lauren Diehl, Josh Fountain, Anna Jahns and Jacob Rees all winning events.
At the Gold Invite in Cumming Bryce Dopson led the way winning every event he swam save one. Lindsey Diehl and Samantha Lewis also won events while the 10U swimmers went on a state-cut rampage with FIVE swimmers making their first cuts. Congrats to Hanna Burke, Hailey Dopson, Danny Pitts, Desymber Richie, Sydney Spruiell.
Between the two meets we also had nineteen swimmers pick up new standard levels:
AAA (All-Star) - Juliana Carey, Lindsey Diehl, Griffin Hammett, Sarah Jahns, Jacob Rees
AA - Charlie Fountain, Ava Gawronski, Daniel Johnson, Samantha Lewis, Ciara Mitchell, Bryce Peden, Rachel Peden
A - Abby Culbertson, Dean Yusuf
BB - Kevin Kooh, Aaliah Mobley, Danny Pitts
B - Emily Koschella, Charlotte Lane