July 6, 2020
GCY Senior Spotlight: Omega Pinnix, University of Illinois at Chicago
We are picking back up honoring our seniors, today's spotlight is another GCY college bound signee and a GCY legend, Omega Pinnix who signed earlier this Spring with the University of Illinois at Chicago!
Omega had her storied career cut a little short due to COVID-19, but here are a few of her extraordinary accomplishments in her swimming career (not all inclusive):
- 2-time NC State Champion in the 50 and 100 Freestyles
- Won FIRST JO Individual Events in her LAST JO's, the 50 freestyle in 23.55 and the 100 freestyle in 52.37 seconds, as a 14 year old in her final NC 14&Under State Championship (2017).
- Finaled at Multiple YMCA Nationals including a top 5 performance in the country in the 200 medley relay.
- Finaled at USA Winter Junior Nationals in the same relay, getting GCY's first known top 8 relay finish at a USA Swimming National Championship event.
- YMCA National Time Standards in the 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 50 Back, 100 Back, 50 Fly, 100 Fly, and the 200 IM
- Qualified for 10 separate YMCA National Championships
- Multiple Greensboro CSA City Championship individual wins, records, and multiple Greensboro CSA Golden Swimmer Awards.
- 2017, 2018, 2019 YMCA All-American (top 8 finisher)
"Coaching Omega through her younger years, there were several times when challenging her we as coaches brought her to tears...as she got older and her energy and enthusiasm coincided with the rise of our team on the state/national levels, there were several powerful and emotional swims and moments that brought her coaches to tears, in a good way! ...Omega always came through for GCY in relays, never disapointing us and constantly amazing us...Omega is a state champion individually, but you have not seen a truly great Omega performance until you've seen her in a relay!"
-GCY Coaching Staff
- See More Pictures of Omega's career by scrolling back on GCY Instagram - CLICK HERE!
- To learn more about the University of Illinois at Chicago please - CLICK HERE
"THANK YOU OMEGA FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR GCY!"