Smaller Squad Swims Big at Age Group States
2/24 - Even with tougher cuts and a smaller state team, Gwinnett Aquatics put together a great effort at Age Group State Champs this weekend at Ga Tech. The team finished 13th overall, which is 3 places lower than last year. But last year's squad was nearly 50% larger. This year's team outscored the 2012 team which was larger too. Five swimmers scored individually and nearly all our relays scored. Griffin Hammett scored nine times including a fifth and three sixths. Keegan Walsh, Josh Fountain and Sarah Jahns all scored twice including a third place for Sarah in the 1000 and Keegan and Sarah's first AAA (All-star times) and Josh's first ever Senior Sectional cut. Harry Duncan scored 10th in the 1000. Ian O'Hara got his first ever AA and Colin Houck his first ever A time.
Big Fun Meet Yields Fast Times
2/23 - While their teammates were competing at the Age Group State Champs, over thirty swimmers competed in the Fun Meet Saturday at the Gwinnett Aquatics pool. It was a great way for everyone to do a little racing to stay sharp leading up to the Divisional Meet in 5 weeks.
Over 130 New State Cuts Made at Gwinnett Aquatics' Winter Qualifier
2/9 - Swimmers from a dozen different metro area clubs achieved over 130 new state cuts at the Gwinnett Aquatics Qualifier this weekend. The meet, hosted at Greater Atlanta Christian School's beautiful Freeman Aquatic Center, was at full capacity for the first time since we began hosting this meet four years ago. The meet featured single year age group awards and tattoos for new qualifiers. Check out the results using the link below. Thank you to all the volunteers and officials for your help running a great meet.
And while the Gwinnett Aquatics parents were working, so were their swimmers. Nine GaGa swimmers picked up 15 new state cuts, including Bryce Dopson who got his first. Ryan Haskins got his first AA and Grant Deckers his first B time.
Meanwhile at the Georgia High School State Champs Anna Jahns won the 500 free with a new team record and a Scholastic All-American and High School All-American time of 4:49. She also got the team record in the 200 free where she was second. Steven Lewis earned his first ever AAA (All-Star) time in the 100 breast taking 14th. And Matthew Albers got his first AA in the 500.
Over Thirty Compete in Fun Meet
1/27 - Over thirty swimmers competed in the Fun Meet Saturday at the Gwinnett Aquatics pool. There were tons of best times and Kara Robinett got her first B times of the season. Natalie Burns and Jacida George had 100% best times.
Gwinnett Aquatics Sixth at Eastern Classic
1/20 - Gwinnett Aquatics finished sixth at the Eastern Classic at Dynamo Swim Center this weekend narrowly getting edged by the Colorado Stars. After a rough start for the senior swimmers Saturday morning, most of whom are also in the middle of end-of-season high school events, the team got rolling. Led by Anna Jahns' two wins (500, 1000), Griffin Hammett's four top-3 finishes, and Ciara Mitchell's eight top-10 finishes, the team rallied to outscore last year's team. This was even more impressive when you consider how many recently aged-up swimmers we had!
En route Conor Gamble picked up his first state cut, while George Bujoreanu and Charlie Fountain did the same in their new age group. Abby Culbertson and Lina Le got their first A times, Harry Duncan and Riley Spruiell their first BBs and Haley Burke and Dean Yusuf their first B times.
GwinAq Shines at Woodie B
12/15 - Gwinnett Aquatics swimmers achieved a number of new milestones at this weekend's Woodie B Malone Invite at Dynamo. It was the first prelims/finals meet of the season and the swimmers made the most of it. Lindsay Diehl led the way with six event wins. Josh Fountain and (brand new swimmer) Bryce Dopson also won events! Juliana Carey and Griffin Hammett got their first AAA times, Nyota Edjidjimo, Haley Shepard and Keegan Walsh their first AAs, and Dorian Rosenburg and Mandy Wong their first A times. Dopson, Colin Houck and Lina Le earned their first BB times while Kaylee McLester and Marlow Misner got their first B's. Additionally Houck, Josh Pingel and Harry Duncan got their first State cuts.
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Senior Squad Competes at Senior State Champs
12/9 - After graduating so many last spring, Gwinnett Aquatics took its smallest squad ever to Senior State this weekend. Nonetheless we had some impressive results. Anna Jahns scored in five events, including silver in the 1650 (with a new team record of 16:43), and a 4th in the 500. This is even more impressive that she did it during a week of heavy training while most of her competitors were rested and shaved. Ditto for Bradford Wyzykowski, Bryce Peden and Steven Lewis. Brad and Bryce combined for 4 personal bests and their first AAs of the year while Steven had all season bests and his first A times.
Swimmers Rock the Swim-a-Thon
11/23 - Over 90 swimmers did their Swim-a-Thon this past week. There were great improvements over last year's swim in all groups. Gold team had more swimmers finish 200 lengths than ever before. And Anna Jahns and Josh Fountain broke team records in the 2400 timed swim. Hopefully we raised a fair amount of money too! Way to go team.
Jahns Races at Grand Prix, 10Us at Dynamo
11/17 - Anna Jahns took her show on the road this weekend, travelling to Minneapolis, MN to compete in the Arena Grand Prix meet. She had a good showing against a very fast November field that included a number of swims that ranked in the top 10 in history. Anna was in the top 30 in 400 IM (4:31), 200 back (2:02) and the 1650 (17:17) and was 12th in the 500 free (4:53). The mile, 500 free and 200 back were her first AAAAs of the season.
Meanwhile the Gwinnett Aquatics 10 and Unders were competing at the Dynamo Turkey Invite. The younger swimmers picked up a ton of new best times and Russell Hart got his first B time.