August 5, 2014
The Georgia Zone
team kicked off its participation last week in great style!
SCAT’s Gabe Bartolomei, Tan Dunn and Donna Blaum were
selected out of 48 swimmers in the state to represent
The Zone Team clinched their 3-peat win in the Southern Zone Championships, with a sizable 192 point lead over second place Florida at the end of the meet.
Tan was not only a veteran swimmer on the Zone team but also a great leader and role model for other team mates as he participated for the 3rd year in a row. His experience showed as he brought home 6 Gold medals! Gold in the 50 free, 100 back and 200 back; 200 & 400 Medley Relay and 400 Free Relay. In addition, he made 2 Jr National qualifying times and set a meet record in the 100 backstroke!
In addition, Tan was able to complete the meet with 100% best times swimming a total of 8 events!
Donna had an impressive first year performance as she brought home gold in the 50 Free, 400 Medley and Free Relay and 4th the 100 Free. Donna also made her Jr National cut in the 50 free.
Gabe Bartolomei started the meet strong the first day of competition and just got faster as the week moved along. By placing top 10 in the 400 free he showed that SCAT does have some solid distance swimmers. His talent and range continued as he brought home Gold in the 100 Backstroke; 400 Medley and Free Relay and the 200 Medley relay.
There is no way to not break some team records with this fast swimming, so congratulations to Donna for her new 50 & 100 Free record; Gabe for the 400 Free and Tan for the 50, 100, & 200 Free and the 100 & 200 Backstroke.
Thanks to Tan, Donna and Gabe for representing Georgia and SCAT at this level. We are so proud of you!
Congratulations to the whole team on a week of fun, making new friends and crazy fast swimming!