Team Records, Many PR's Fall at Swim-A-Thon
11/21 - After the three days of regularly scheduled Swim-A-Thon, there have been two new records and tons of personal bests (over 95%). Anna Jahns broke her own 15-18 2400 record while Marlowe Misner broke a 6-year old 8U 800 record. So far Gold holds the distinction of dropping the most time as a group, going an average of nearly 30s/100 faster per swimmer! Wow!
Gwinnett Aquatics 10U's Second at Turkey Meet
11/15 - Gwinnett Aquatics' youngest swimmers took their talents to Dynamo today for the 10U Turkey Invite. Multi-event medalists Lindsey Diehl, Bryce and Hailey Dopson and Colin Houck led the group to a 2nd place finish behind host Dynamo. Tristen Austin, David Duong, Russell Hart, Brody McCluggage, Janelle Mitchell and Isaac Saenz also had top-8 finishes. Bryce Dopson got his first AA time while Duong and Callie Chapman got their first B's! (If any parents got some good group pics please send me a couple. I totally forgot to take any!)
GwinAq Swimmers at First Invite in Marietta
11/9 - Gwinnett Aquatics competed in its first Invite of the year this weekend at the IMX Invite in Marietta. Anna Jahns, Matthew Albers and Colin Houck all won events. Albers and Houck both picked up their first AAs of the season while Abby Culbertson, Ciara Mitchell, Alex Norcini and Hayley Shepard got their first A times. Brooke Braziunas, Haley and Hanna Burke, Daniel Johnson and Alice Koschella all got their first BB times and the Emilys Morgan and Koschella and Ramaya Pittman and Caroline Smith got their first B times.
ABSC Defends Winning Streak Against Gwinnett Aquatics
10/24 - ABSC defended its four-year winning streak against Gwinnett Aquatics tonight at their pool at UGA. Despite losing the meet GwinAq had a 12 individual wins by Julianna Carey, Lauren Diehl, David Duong, Charlie Fountain, Ava Gawronski, Marlowe Misner, Jen Narde, Ian O'Hara and Keegan Walsh. Anna Jahns won three events and posted the first AAA for the team this season. Gawronski, Matthew Albers, Lindsey Diehl and Josh Fountain got their first A times while Misner, Marilyn Coughlin and Charlie Fountain got their first BB times. In addition Gawronski, O'Hara, Lindsey Diehl, Griffin Hammett and Colin Houck picked up new state cuts.
Gwinnett Aquatics Defeats Tidal Wave
10/18 - Gwinnett Aquatics defeated Tidal Wave Swimming (TWS) 918-877 today at Greater Atlanta Christian. GA led most of the meet after a good start on relays but TWS took over after the breaststroke events. GA was able to come back during the final IM events. The meet has become an annual tradition and was won last year by TWS.
For GwinAq Lindsey Diehl, Anna Jahns, Marlow Misner and Jacob Rees led all scorers, winning all their events. Jahns picked up her first AA times of the season while Griffin Hammett, Sarah Jahns and Bryce Peden got their first A times. Julianna Carey, Lauren and Lindsey Diehl, Bryce Dopson and Sarah Jahns all added new state cuts.
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.