Senior Championships Meet Wrap Up

The 2011 Senior Champs was possibly the most exciting and successful meet that the senior group has ever swum. Our team spirit and performance in the water was better than the coaches could have possibly expected. For those of you who may have watched the live streaming video, the AmberJax were mentioned on the web for how supportive we were to our teammates.

In the past, we have not participated in the spring Junior National meet very often. At one point three years ago, we did have 3 swimmers qualify and compete. However, since then, we haven’t had enough qualified to justify going. After this meet we now have 12 swimmers going!

There are a lot of little things that have to happen for this kind of success and your AmberJax swimmers have done them all well this winter. I am honored to have been part of this group and am grateful for their hard work. Thanks also to the coaching staff and parents who constantly work in a supportive role throughout the season.

-Coach Benji 


-38 of 40 Swimmers had lifetime bests (3 swimmers rested for Juniors and not for this  meet).

-20 of 40 Swimmers had lifetime bests in every event.


New Team Records

Jaimee Gillmore 15-16 50 Free and 100 Free

Shelly Craddock 15-16 200 Free and 100 and 200 Fly

Caroline Bateh 15-16 100 and 200 Back, 200 Breast, 200 and 400 IM

Ana Marie Bistrow Open 1,650 Free

Bryce Browning 15-16 100 Breast and 100 Fly

Caue Paciornik- Open 100 and 200 Free

Alex Brown- Open 200 Fly

Wil Friedman- Open 200 and 400 IM


Girls 400 Medley Relay

            Caroline Bateh

            Marilyn Rowell

            Shelly Craddock

            Jaimee Gillmore

Boys 400 Medley Relay

            Shrimpy Harrington

            Sonny Kadric

            Alex Brown

            Nick Blume

Junior National Qualifying Swims

            Jaimee Gillmore            50 and 100 Free and 100 Back

            Shelly Craddock            100, 200 Free and 100 Fly

            Caroline Bateh            100 and 200 Back

            Evan DeGidio                        50 Free


AAAA Times

            Evan DeGidio 50 Free           

            Caroline Bateh 100 and 200 Back

            Shelly Craddock 50, 100 and 200 Free, 100 Fly

            Jaimee Gillmore 50 and 100 Free, 100 Back