GRPA State Champions!!

SCAT had 6 swimmers earn 1st place in individual races at the Georgia Recreation Park Association State Championship in Cumming, GA last weekend!

It was especially exciting as we saw some of our “newer” swimmers find their way to the podium at this meet!

Katherine Rausch for her 1st place finish in the 25 fly started the meet on Friday followed by Summer How in the 25 free.  On Saturday the following “older” swimmers took home Gold :  Gabe Bartolomei – 50 Back and 100 Free; Tan Dunn – 50 Back, Arion Solomon – 50 & 100 Free and Alyson Phinney – 50 Free!   

It’s tough to get recognized on a team with so many 1st place finishers, but SCAT also has great “depth” as the following swimmers also made their way to the podium as they placed in the top 8 at the State meet!

Rachel Reininger, Braeden Roach, Jenna Webb, Abby Collins, Thomas Reinger, Nick Farinacci, Seth Roach, Liam Wilson, Brooke Christensen, TJ Pittenger, Katie Revoir, Holly Hatch, Lauren Presley, Hope Christensen, Eleanor Lambert, Albert Lambert, Claire Traylor, Emma Posey, Josiah Solomon and Tommy Roach.

New GRPA STATE Records:  Summer How (25 Free), Boys 13-14 Medley Relay (Gabe, Tan, Arion & Albert), Boys 13-14 Free Relay (Tan, Arion, Albert & Gabe), Tan (50 free).

New SCAT Team Records:  Summer (100 IM), Tan (50 Back), boys 9-10 100 Medley Relay (T. Reininger, N. Farinacci, S. Roach & L. Wilson) & boys 13-14 200 Free relay (Tan, Arion, Albert & Gabe).

As exciting as it is to watch the 1st place finishes, the team really shines in relays and overall depth and attendance at this meet.  Coach Cathy was so amazed with the relay swims, as they all swam faster in finals.   The team had a few exciting moments when caps broke on the blocks, goggles broke on the blocks or diving in without tying suits.  Thank goodness our swimmers practice “worst case scenario” sets!

Thanks to all our families that traveled to north Georgia to spend their weekend at the pool!


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