Brian Hein
Feb 27, 2019


UPCOMING PRACTICE SCHEDULE Please pay careful attention to changes to the practice schedule due to the State Meet this weekend:

  • Thursday Feb 28th– Regular Practice for Senior 1.  All swimmers attending the state meet will have practice 5:00pm-6:00pm.  No practice for all other groups.
  • Friday, March 1 – Regular AM and PM practice for Senior 1.  No practice for any other groups.
  • Saturday, March 2—Practice for Senior 1 only- 7:30-9:30am--no Dryland. No practice of any other groups.
  • Sunday, March 3—No practice for any groups.
  • Monday, March 4-Friday, 8th- Follow the regular practice for all groups with the following exceptions:  No Dryland for any groups, no AM practices.

SPRING BREAK— All groups will be off for Spring Break March 9th-24th.  Practices will resume Monday, March 25th.


The tentative Long Course Meet and Spring Practice Schedules are now posted. The new spring practice schedule will begin March 25th.  

Some swimmers are ready to advance to the next training group at the end of this season.  Coaches will visit with swimmers and/or sending emails in the next week and swimmers will move to the new training groups when we return after Spring Break the week of March 25th.


Arkansas State High School Swim Meets: The Aquahawgs high school swimmers had a great day at the Arkansas State High School Swim Meets this past Saturday—February 23rdCongratulations to Audrey MicKinnon who brought home a State Title in the 100 Breaststroke!  Congratulations to the following swimmers who achieved All-State Honors:  Adian Glass, Audrey McKinnon, Nora Hein, and Rachel Reaves.

Here are some of the other highlights:

Aquahawgs Top 16 Finishes in the 6A Division:

Edward McKinnon -15th 100 Fly, 12th 200 IM

Hayden Shockley – 15th 200 Free, 13th 500 Free

David Wallace – 9th 100 Fly, 9th 200 IM

Aaron Wicklund – 8th 500 Free, 12th 200 Free

Jackson Woodard – 7th 500 Free, 10th 100 Back

Carson Young – 12th 500 Free

Kexin Meng – 3rd 50 Free, 5th 100 Free

Emily Reaves – 4th 50 Free, 7th 100 Breast

Audrey MicKinnon, 1st 100 Breast, 2nd 200 IM

Paris James- 15th 100 Breast, 12th 500 Free

Aisling Allen – 6th 200 Free, 6th 500 Free

Alayna Wicklund – 16th 200 Free

Aquahawgs Top 8 Finishes in the 5A Division:

Katie Gryder – 4th 200 Free, 4th 500 Free

Aquahawgs Top  8 Finishes in the 4A-1A Division:

Aidan Glass – 2nd 500 Free, 3rd 100 Breast

Tyler Olson- 5th 200 IM, 3rd 200 Back

Nora Hein – 2nd 500 Free, 4th 100 Back

Rachel Reaves- 2nd 200 Free, 2nd 100 Back

Paige Shell – 4th 200 IM, 7th 100 Back


2019 ASI 14 & Under Championship Meet (March 1-3): -- Congratulations to all the swimmers who qualified! We will be holding a dinner for all swimmers that are attending the meet on Thursday, February 28th.    An email was sent this past week to the qualifiers with all the details. We will send out State Meet updated information once it is received.  

Good Luck to our 14 & under Aquahawgs State Team:

Evelyn Billig-Petrich                Conner Boatright

Rowyn Boyd                            Kevin Brumfield

Bailey Bucher                          Madison Bussell

Bethany Capraru                     Lyla Corbin

Hayden Gibson                       Morgan Glass

Lily Goodwin                           Ian Hammans

Alex Hein                                Nora Hein

Jordan Herzberg                     Taylor Horan

Maggie Nations                       Irene Raich

Charlie Schach                       Ashley Sexton

Peyton Shell                           Hayden Shimer

Noah Sullivan                         Max Tisher

Aaron Wicklund                      Addison Wicklund

Walker Woodson                    Elaina Wright

SPRING SECTIONALSWIM MEET (March 7-9) - This meet is at the University of Missouri in Columbia and is open to Qualifiers.   Qualifiers should see Coach Brian to discuss attending the meet and which events the swimmer will be swimming. Deadline to commit is Sunday, March 3th