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The Dynamo Swim Club is very proud of its swimmers` accomplishments since the club`s inception in 1964. From winning state, regional and national team titles to setting national age group records to achieving American records and world ranked times, Dynamo swimmers have enjoyed success at every level of competitive swimming.

Since the early 1980s Dynamo swimmers have represented the United States at the Olympics, World Championships, the Pan American Games, Pan Pacific Games, The Goodwill Games, and the World University Games. Most recently in the summer of 2016, Dynamo had four swimmers in Rio for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics.  Gunnar Bentz (gold medal) and Jay Litherland (5th) represented the USA, as did Paralympic finalist, McClain Hermes (8th). Additionally, 2012 London Olympian made his second Olympic appearance in Rio, representing Finland.  

In the spring of 1993 and every year since 2000, Dynamo was represented on the National Junior Team in Paris, France, Barcelona Spain and Brisbane Australia. In the summer of 2001 and 2002 Dynamo swimmers participated in the World Championships, Pan Pacific Championships and Goodwill Games. In summer 2003 five swimmers represented the US at the Pan Am Championships in Santo Domingo and World University Games in Daegu, Korea.

The Dynamo Swim Club continues to score well as a team at the USA SWIMMING Senior and Junior National Championships. In 1989 the Dynamo women won the Team title and combined with the men for a second place finish at the USA SWIMMING Senior National Championships. In 1998 the team won the combined and men`s titles at the 1998 Southeastern Long Course Junior National Championships. In Spring 2000 the Dynamo women placed second, and in Summer 2001 and 2002 third, at the National Champs. In both the Spring and Summer 20001 Nationals Dynamo won the 18 & Under title.

Over the years, Dynamo Swim Club has been the top age group program in Georgia Swimming with numerous state champions and record holders. National recognition has also been given to Dynamo swimmers for achieving countless National Age Group Top 16 rankings. Furthermore, Dynamo has consistently had more Scholastic All Americans than any other team in the country.

In 1998, the Dynamo Swim Club was runner-up for the Walt Schlueter Stroke Technique Competition. The team has taken first place honors in 1992, 1996and 1997 and has finished as the runner up team in 1993, 1994 and 1995. This since discontinued competition was sponsored by the American Swimming Coaches Association to recognize swimmers and teams with exceptional stroke technique. Numerous Dynamos have been invited to Colorado Springs to participate in the USA SWIMMING Select Camps as well as participate in the USA SWIMMING Olympic Festival.

The Dynamo tradition of excellence serves as a foundation upon which to build even greater success in the future. Improvements can be noted almost every year. During the past two years our swimmers broke over 70 different team records, some repeatedly. We look forward to seeing our swimmers continue their dominance at the local level and further their achievements at the regional, national, and international levels.