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Jim McGinnis

Twelve Tidal Wave swimmers and three coaches spent the weekend at GA Tech for the 2022 GA SC Senior State Championships. There were a number of strong performances, but Isabella Klinefelter stole the show. In Izzy’s first individual event, the 200 free, she crushed her own team record by 2.5 seconds, winning the event easily, and securing her first USA Swimming Winter Junior Nationals cut!!! Izzy went on to set four more team records over the course of the weekend!!! Additionally, she won 2 other state titles (The 100 free...

Jim McGinnis

The Veterans Invite gave our swimmers the first multiday meet of the year, at a great facility, and results followed. It was unfortunate that illness and spectator limitations reduced our numbers. However, Tidal Wave swimmers who attended dropped time race after race. The team was led by Isabella Klinefelter, who set new team records in the senior girls 200 free (1:51.08) and 100 fly (56.16)!!! Isabella also achieved new Tidal Wave All-time Top 10 swims in the 500 free, 200 back, and 200 IM. Joining Isabella with new Tidal Wave...

Jim McGinnis

2022-23 Tidal Wave Short Course Event Schedule Date Event Type Eligible Location Aug 15 1st day of preseason Pinetree Sept 6 1st day of practice Amberton Sept 17 Parents Meeting Amberton Oct 2 Big Brother/ Big Sister TF Open CAC Oct 11-13 Tent Raising Amberton Oct 23 Tidal Wave Fall Splash TF Open CAC Nov 5-6 SA Veterans Invite TF Open GA Tech Dec 2-4 Senior State P/F QT GA Tech Dec 9-11 Tidal Wave Invite P/F Open Mountain View Jan 13-15 Coaches Invite TF Open Mountain View Feb 3-5...

Jim McGinnis

Age Group State and Junior Olympic Championships Tidal Wave Swimming qualified 21 swimmers for the Age Group State and JO Championships held at the Georgia Tech Olympic pool the weekend of July 14-17, 2022. TWS athletes did not disappoint, as they represented our team proudly! As a reminder, only about 15% of all swimmers in Georgia are fast enough to qualify for the State Championships. We are one of the fastest LSCs in the country. We had several swimmers place in the top 20 in several events. Congratulations to Reagan...

Jim McGinnis

The Stu Hixon Invite provided an intown opportunity to compete in a prelim/ final meet for our swimmers. Swimmers achieved new state cuts, team records and countless new best times. Congratulations to Isabella Klinefelter for new senior girls’ long course records in the 100 free (59.05) and 100 fly (1:03.68)!!! Nate Wright and Jonathan Borden added their names to the senior state roster after qualifying for the 50 backstroke! Over the weekend, a dozen new Tidal Wave All-Time Top 10 times were recorded. Here is a full list of the...

Jim McGinnis

After a busy weekend of racing at the Carol Tate and Betsy Dunbar Invitational meets, Tidal Wave swimmers walked away with some strong results. Congratulations to Camryn Zundel for achieving your first and second ever state championship qualifying times! Camryn’s new cuts came in the 10 & Under girls 100 breast (1:55.72) and 100 fly (2:01.90). Additionally, Reagan Burton and Isabella Klinefelter recorded new Tidal Wave All-Time Top 10 swims. The full list of those swims follows: 13-14: Reagan Burton: 100 breast – 7th (1:21.82); Senior: Isabella Klinefelter: 50 free...

Jim McGinnis

Better than sixty Tidal Wave swimmers competed at Georgia Tech over the weekend with some great early season results. Isabella Klinefelter broke two team records, while George Chernev snagged one of his own. Isabella set new team standards in the senior girls 100 free (59.16) and 100 fly (1:03.87). George set the 8 & under boys 100 fly record (1:41.23). Great job! Big time drops came race after race (none bigger that Gabe Thornton dropping 1 minute 56 seconds in the 100 fly)! In fact, swimmers combined to record 17...

Jim McGinnis

Nearly one hundred Tidal Wave swimmers competed at the Arena Classic over the weekend. It was a great weekend of racing! Isabella Klinefelter set a team record! We had six swimmers achieve All-Time Top 10 Tidal Wave swims! Palmer Kendrick and Allie Byerly won highpoint awards for their respective age groups! And, swimmers showed complete exuberance when breaking barriers. The coaches have fun seeing a fist pump or hearing a primal scream after a race (Jonah Corbitt even added a second flex after breaking a minute in the 100 free...

Jim McGinnis

2022 14 & Under SC State/ JO Recap Tidal Wave Swimming competed in the Age Group State Championships last weekend at the Georgia Tech 1996 Olympic Pool. Although our team numbers were a little lighter this year, we had a very good meet and continued to show that TWS is a premier team in a premier LSC. Please note some accomplishments from the weekend: Tidal Wave Swimmers who secured top 20 finishes at the 2022 GA 14 & Under SC State Championships: Haley Huffstetler (11-12 girls): 50 back-15th (31.39), 100...