4/13 - The 2013 Georgia Swimming All-Star Banquet was held today. The keynote speaker Bradley Snyder, a swimmer on the United States Paralympic team who competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, winning two Gold medals and one Silver. He lost his eyesight from an IED explosion while serving in the United States Navy in Afghanistan. Among fully blind swimmers, he is the current world record holder for the 400-meter freestyle and 100-meter freestyle events. The United States Olympic Committee selected Brad to serve as the United States' flag bearer for the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Following Snyder's inspirational address, over 600 athletes were recognized for their achievement of the All-Star standard (AAA), receiving the customary All-Star Towel. In addition CBF's Josh Grover and SA's Lydia Jones were awarded the Bill Young Award which recognizing the LSC's outstanding graduating seniors. LIN's Kelsey Gaid won the Betsy Dunbar Award recognizing outstanding college seniors. DYNA's Jason Turcotte repeated as Senior Coach of the Year while GCAT's Bill Forrester was named Age Group Coach of the Year.
State Record Breakers
4/12 - Georgia Swimming elected new officers, set the short course 2014-15 meet calendar and adopted the addition of a new Executive Administrator at its spring meeting this weekend. Steve Potter was elected to the Admin Vice Chair,
Doug Kintz was elected Treasurer,
David Weeks re-elected AG Chair and Jeff DeMott is the new Coaches Chair. The Board of Directors will be developing the new staff position of Executive Administrator for hiring sometime after the fall meeting.
For short course 2014-15 Sr State will be Dec 5-7 at Ga Tech, AG State will be Feb 13-15 at Ga Tech. The complete schedule will be posted soon. There were also a few corrections to the LC calendar. AG State was set WED-SAT July 16-19.
Minutes: HOD | BOD | Tech Planning
3/1 - The Georgia Zone Team Coaching Staff was announced this week. Nine coaches will work the meet July 29-Aug 3 in San Antonio. They are:
Head Coach- Gene Paliskis, TWS; Jason Swaim, SMAC; Mary Buzeta, SA; Kim Fundora, WGSC; Nick Graves, DYNA; Alexis Myers, DCS; Mike Wardwell, GOLD; David Mail, RAYS; Mike Radford, ABSC; Fred Lamback, ASL/Blaze; Team Manager - David Weeks, CBF
2/14 - SwimAtlanta won the Age Group State Champs held this weekend at Ga Tech. They finished about 1000 points ahead of 2nd place Dynamo, followed by Chattahoochee Gold. Marietta Marlins won the medium team division and Carpet Capital the small teams. Six state records fell. Donna Blaum broke her own 100 fly record and Dynamo (4) and GOLD (1) combined to break all the relay records in the 13-14 girls age group. Individual high point winners by Gender and ascending ages were Rye Ulett, Tristen Ulett, Addie Rose Bullock, Lainie Bell, Jaclyn Hill, Beau Bengston, Antony Demott, Shwan Ahn, Brady Fields, and Jeffrey Durmer.
Results | Team Scores
12/15 - Dynamo won its fourth straight Junior Nationals this weekend in Greensboro, NC.
12/8 - Dynamo Swim Club won the Georgia Senior State Champs this weekend at Georgia Tech. They were followed in the large team division by Swim Atlanta and Stingrays. Marietta Marlins won the medium team division while Lanner Aquatics won the small teams. Lauren Case of GOLD and Alex Taylor of SA were the high point winners.
9/29 - The Georgia Swimming assembly adopted the FY 2014 budget, passed new time standards for the short course and long course state champs and finalized the 2014 long course meet schedule at their fall meeting yesterday in Atlanta.
The budget projects continued growth after a solid year in 2013. Cuts for both the short course and long course meets were updated for the 11-14 year-old age groups. The new standards for short course can be viewed using the link below. An updated hy-tek file is available as well. Cuts for the long course meets will be added this week.
The long course schedule will also be posted soon. The age group meet will be July 16-19 at Ga Tech hosted by Gwinnett Aquatics. The Sr meet will be July 25-27 at UGA hosted by ABCS.
In addition Stu Hixon was voted in to fill the vacancy of General Chair. He will now appoint a new vice-chair and treasurer.
2014 LC Meet Schedule | BOD Minutes | HOD Minutes
2014 Budget | Short Course State Time Standards | Hy-tek file