Over Thirty Compete in Fun Meet, Seniors Start HS Champs Series
1/26 - Over thirty swimmers competed in the Fun Meet Saturday at the Gwinnett Aquatics pool. After some good holiday training, there were tons of best times and a number of swimmers had 100% bests. The results compare their times from the meet (meters) to their times from previous (yards) meets. Ethan Archer and Regina Wright got their first B times of the season.
Meanwhile our Senior swimmers competed at their first of the high school championship meets, the Gwinnett County champs. The GaGa swimmers had one of their best county meets in over 5 years with 9 swimmers making finals and 15 scoring. Anna Jahns defended her title in the 500. Jacob Rees, Keegan Walsh and Josh Fountain had top-5 finishes and Brad Wyzykowski, Abby Culbertson, Matthew Albers, Bryce Peden and Alex Norcini finaled. Norcini got his first AA time while Jarrod Disher got his first BB time. .
GA Winter Qualifier February 6-8 (meet full)
1/24 - Gwinnett Aquatics will host its Winter Qualifier February 6-8 at Greater Atlanta Christian school. The meet will again offer some unique features including single year age group awards, tattoos for new state qualifiers, and a "catch-all" senior session Sunday night for High School state swimmers to pick up some additional swims. The meet is now full and we cannot accept any additonal entries. You can now view the psych sheet will go up 1/27using the link below. The PM sessons will start warmup at 2pm Saturday and 4:30pm Sunday.
GaGa Eighth at Eastern Classic
1/19 - Gwinnett Aquatics finished eighth this weekend at the Eastern Classic. GaGa was edged by Team Charlotte and Colorado Stars despite some solid individual efforts that led to lots of new time standards and state cuts. Anna Jahns led all scorers, winning the 200 and 500 free. Other finalists (top 10) included Julianna Carey, Lauren Diehl, Lindsey Diehl, Bryce Dopson, Charlie Fountain, Griffin Hammett, Russell Hart, Colin Houck, Sarah Jahns, Jacob Rees, Sophie Rees and Hayley Shepard. Rees, Marlowe Misner and Grant Deckers all picked up their first state cuts. Lauren Diehl got her first AAA (All-Star) time. Fountain, Hart and Lina Le got their first A times while Darnell Mitchell got his first BB time.
Gwinnett Aquatics Named "Bronze Medal Club" for 2014
12/16 - USA Swimming announced the list of winners in the 2014 Club Excellence program yesterday and Gwinnett Aquatics was recognized as a Bronze Medal team. This program recognizes the top 200 teams of the over 5000 programs in the country. The top 100 are Gold and Silver teams (most of them quite large) and the next 100 are Bronze. We were around 150th. This is the first time in four years that the team has been recognized at this level.
GwinAq Swimmers Break Through at Woodie B Malone Invite
12/14 - Wow! It has been a big couple weeks for Gwinnett Aquatics swimmers. This weekend GaGa athletes added lots of new time standards and state cuts to their achievements. In fact, our team has increased the number of swimmers with All-Star times five fold and nearly doubled the number of A and above swimmers. At Woodie B we were led by Marlowe Misner, who won seven events, as well as event winners Abby Culbertson, Lauren Diehl, Anna Jahns, Jacob Rees and Keegan Walsh. Walsh and Jahns got their first AAAA's (silver cap) of the season while Rees got his first AAA. Diehl and Griffin Hammett got their first AA's, Daniel Johnson, Samantha Lewis and Riley Spruiell their first A and Grant Deckers, Hailey Dopson, and Harry Duncan earned BB's and Danny Pitts got his first ever B time. Samantha Lewis and Alex Norcini got their first state cuts while 13 of their teammates added over 50 new cuts. .
Jahns, Fountain Score at Senior State Champs
12/7 - Despite having our two top-seeded boys out sick and out top seeded girl go home sick, Gwinnett Aquatics managed an 11th place finish at Sr State this weekend. Anna Jahns starting feeling ill after her prelim swims Friday but managed to rebound for 3 scoring swims (but didn't get to compete in her best events) and Josh Fountain had an incredible 1000 free to get 14th. Fountain, Keegan Walsh and Sarah Jahns all got their first AAA (All-Star) times of the season and Abby Culbertson got her first AA time. She and Matthew Albers had 100% best times. In fact the team had a very high percentage of lifetime and unshaved bests which is pretty phenomenal for this early in the season.
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!
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