Gwinnett Aquatics Kicks Off Season With Pentathlon
9/27 - Gwinnett Aquatics kicked off the 2014-15 season with a Pentathlon meet at GAC today. It was a short, fast meet with a lot of swimmers showing 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. Age group winners were: Marlowe Misner, David Duong, Lindsey Diehl, Colin Houck, Lauren Diehl, Ian O'Hara, Julianna Carey, Keegan Walsh, Anna Jahns and Jacob Rees. Rees, Walsh and Carey all picked up AA times in this first meet of the season while Jahns, Houck and both Diehls, as well as Bryce Dopson and Brad Wyzykowski got A times and 38 others got at least a B time! Also thirteen swimmers already got their first state cut including all the A and above swimmers above as well as Ava Gawronski, Ian O'Hara, Bryce Peden and Russel Hart (his first!).
Three New Records for Jahns at Juniors, 1st Nationals Swim Today
8/6 - Anna Jahns had her first ever night swim at at a national meet, taking 24th in the 200 back, and broke three team records at Juniors Nationals in Irvine CA last week. Jahns broke records in the back (2:18.0), 200 free (2:05.8) and 400 free (4:19). She finished 28th in the the 1500 free with a 16:59.
Today she will swim in her first ever National Championship in the 800 free at about 3pm (6 eastern). You can watch it live form the Nationals page on USA Swimming's site.
Gwinnett Aquatics Seniors Perfect at State
7/28 - The Gwinnett Aquatics senior swimmers (except for Anna J) wrapped up their long course season in grand style this weekend going 100% over 33 swims with the average drop exceeding three seconds per 100! Much of that was in the 1500s but even taking those out the average improvement was over 2 seconds/100m. Even more exceptional...this team was an all rookie squad. All were attending LC Sr State for the first time! Josh Fountain was the lone individual scorer, taking 7th in the 1500 and getting his first AAAs of the season (the 800 free relay also got 7th). Bryce Peden (left) and Steven Lewis had second swim with Peden getting his first ever sectional cut. Fountain, Peden, Lewis, Matthew Albers, Abby Culbertson, Jacy MacConvery, and Bradford Wyzykowski all had 100% best times.
Gwinnett Aquatics Ninth at Age Group State
7/21 - Gwinnett Aquatics finished ninth at the Age Group State Champs at Georgia Tech last week. We were fourth in the medium team division just missing our first trophy in at least 6 years by a mere five points! GaGa was led in scoring by Griffin Hammett who won the 1500 free and scored in 8 other events. Also scoring were Juliana Carey, Lauren Diehl, Ava Gawronski, Sarah Jahns, Samantha Lewis and Keegan Walsh. Hammett was also selected to the Georgia Zone team and he and Walsh picked up their first AAAA (silver cap) times of the season! Julianna Carey got her first AAA (All-star) time of the season.
2014-15 Gwinnett Aquatics Team, Clinic Registration Now Open to the Public
7/11 - Registration for the 2014-15 season for Gwinnett Aquatics Team as well as our 13 & Over, High School, 12 & Under and Homeschool clinics, is now open to all interested swimmers. All new swimmers should have an evaluation before registering. Evaluations are done every Monday and Wednesday at 5:30pm. Once that is done just go to our registration page to get started. (There are no evaluations July 16 due to Age Group State Champs)
Standards Fall at Hixon Invite
6/30 - Gwinnett Aquatics swimmers picked up a ton of new state and USAS time standards at the Hixon Invite in Marietta this weekend. Matthew Albers, Lauren Diehl, Lindsey Diehl, Ryan Haskins, Samantha Lewis, Ian O'Hara, and Keegan Walsh all picked up new state cuts. Lewis also got her first ever AAA (All-Star) time while Lauren Diehl got her first AA. Keeley Smith earned her first BB of the season while Jarod Disher got his first B times
GwinAq 11th at YCF Liberty Invite
Jahns, Carey Break Team Records
6/23 - Led by meet high point winners Anna Jahns and Griffin Hammett, Gwinnett Aquatics swam to an 11th place finish at the YCF Liberty Invite in Orlando. Jahns won 5 events while Hammett won 7 to be their age group's highest finishers. Other medalists include Sarah Jahns, who won the 400 free and Keegan Walsh, who was second in the 100 back. Anna Jahns and Julianna Carey picked up new team records in the 200 back and 100 fly respectively. Jahns also get her first AAAA of the season, while Matthew Albers, Steven Lewis, Bryce Peden, and Bradford Wyzykowski got their first AAs. Lina Le and Ava Gawronski got their first A times. Gawrosnki also picked up her first state cuts.
GaGa Swims Open Water
6/15 - GaGa had a great showing this weekend at the Death Valley Open Water Swim in Clemson SC. A dozen swimmers competed in four different races (Josh Fountain did all four!). Anna Jahns won the women's 5k and Josh Fountain was 5th. Josh was 2nd in a photo finish in the 5k while Marianna Markley was 4th. (Josh was pushed out by a much older and bigger swimmer, boo!). Josh finished out the day with a 3rd in the 1k and winning the half-k. Results and pics can be viewed using the links below. The results are a little difficult to decipher as the South Carolina swimmers are separated out.