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Kyle Johnson

After countless great performances at the July and August Championship meets, Gold Medal Swim Club finished 23rd nationally in USA Swimming's Virtual Club Championship (VCC) ranking system. VCC uses times from our 11-18 year old swimmers to calculate point values, and is a general gauge of overall team strength and performance. Gold Medal finished the season ranked 5th in the entire Western Zone, with the only teams ahead of us being teams with 3-5 times the number of swimmers as GM. Additionally, our national rank means we also finished ahead...

Michael Chasson

Gold Medal Swim Club sent a group of nine swimmers to the Junior Nationals in Irvine, California. This meet came after the group spent a week in Texas at the Future's Championships. The ability to swim best times at the second of two meets in a row was an incredible accomplishment. Jack Luken and Trey Hesser scored individual points and the 800 free relay of Luken, Hesser, Jason Sugihara and Cedric Brooking placed 7th. Jack Luken swam four best times in four events. He placed 5th in the 400 free,...

Michael Chasson

Landon recorded an almost three second improvement in the 400 IM and placed 20th overall at the Senior Nationals in Irvine, California at the end of July. This meet completed an excellent year for Landon, where he competed in many high level meets, including the World Championship Trials in April. Landon will be continuing his swimming career at the University of Tennessee this coming school year. We wish him great success at Tennessee and look forward to seeing his continued improvement.

Michael Chasson

AG2 Sydney Withem Sydney comes to practice with a positive attitude and willingness to work. She also encourages and supports others! The Regional meet was successful for her. She established 5 best times and continues to get better and better. Keep chasing those 11-12 cuts. We are proud of your efforts and you! AG1 Isla McMullan and Alaina Herrig! At the State meet Isla dropped time in all 6 of her individual events and placed top-8 in every individual event as well. Her State meet performance was topped off by...

Michael Chasson

A small group of Gold Medal swimmers were part of the Arizona All-Star Team that attended the Western Zone Age Group Chamnpionships. They all did an outstanding job against the best competition in the Western United States. - Alaina Herrig swam in two finals with a personal best in both 50 back and 50 free. - Cullen Kelly swam in three finals with a personal best in 100 fly. - Isla McMullan had personal bests in both 200 free and 50 back. - Marley Spray swam in five finals taking...

Michael Chasson

Gold Medal had an excellent showing at the Futures Championship Meet in College Station. Gold Medal Men are the Futures Champions, and Gold Medal Women took 6th place overall. In Combined Scores, Gold Medal took 2nd, only behind a team composed of college swimmers. In this meet, Gold Medal added several new Junior National cuts. Congratulations to all swimmers who competed and ended the season with strong racing! First Time Junior National Qualifiers: -Paige Downey (1500 - winter JRS, notable right off the cut in the 800 as well) -Colin...

Michael Chasson

Senior 1 This is our largest group, so we selected two Swimmer of the Month. Reagan Uhlik-Reagan swam three best times in the month of June and had ogther good races during hard training. She consistantly works hard in practice and displays a great team attitude. Sophia Jahn-Sophia has shown an improved work ethic and attitude. She swam an excellent 200 fly with a big improvement at Narwhal and had some good races at the dual meet in Tucson. Senior 2 Tommy Heinstein is S2’s Swimmer of the Month! Tommy...

Michael Chasson

14 Gold Medal swimmers travelled to Los Angeles to swim in the LA Invite at the University of Southern California. This meet which required Future’s times to enter offered high level competition to those that participated. Most of the swimmers recorded at least one best time and experienced staying in a college dorm. Top performers were: Ava Elliott two best times Cedric Brooking two best times and a new Future’s cut in 400 free Finn Crawford three best times and a new Future’s cut in 100 fly Markus Quillinan two...

Michael Chasson

Gold Medal placed second at the Age Group State Championships on July 14-17. This was an impressive performance since ten of our best 13-14 year old swimmers, were at other meets. Top swimmers included Langston Lindsey, who was the high point winner in 11-12 boys and Alexa Largent, who was second place by a point in the 11-12 girls high point competiton. Other notable performers were Brynn Barr who won all the breaststroke events in 11-12 girls and Megan Moon, who won the 200 free, in the 13-14 girls, and...

JoAnna Woodward

Phenomenal swimming by Gold Medal swimmers to earn a 2nd place overall standing for the meet, way to go swimmers! Here is the meet wrap-up: Age Group 2 Will be posted asap. Age Group 1 Age Group 1 had an impressive showing at the Age Group State meet, despite the warm weather and tough conditions. I was very impressed to see that 90% of the finals swims were faster than the prelims swims, and many swimmers had big time drops in their very best events. Age Group 1 relay teams...