Bulldog Grand Slam and Stu Hixon recap

Jim McGinnis
Jun 26, 2019

Tidal Wave swimmers competed at Mountain View in the Stu Hixon Invite and at UGA in the Bulldog Grand Slam.  Both venues saw our swimmers produce strong results.  In fact, three swimmers beat previous team records!  Bennett Baer and Jonathan Stephens battled in the 11-12 boys 800 free, with Bennett touching just two seconds ahead of Jonathan and securing a new team record!  Jonathan also beat the previous team record by several seconds.  Connor Haigh  continued to improve upon his own team records in the Senior breaststrokes, finishing the 100 in 1:06.69 and the 200 in 2:23.61.  Great job gentlemen!  Additionally, TEN swimmers found new spots on the Tidal Wave All-Time top 10 list.  A full list of those swimmers follows:

TWS All-Time Top 10 swims8 & Under:  John Jones:  100 free – 3rd (1:36.32), 200 free – 4th (3:28.00), 50 back – 8th (50.39), 100 breast – 2nd (2:01.74), 50 fly – 7th (53.18), 200 IM – 2nd (3:51.26); 11-12:  Allie Byerly:  50 free – 4th (29.48), 100 free – 3rd (1:02.44), 200 free – 4th (2:17.46), 100 back – 8th (1:14.23), 200 back – 6th (2:38.28), 200 fly – 9th (2:41.18); Bennett Baer:  50 free – 8th (30.67), 200 free – 1st (10:14.54), 50 back – 8th (35.84), 100 back – 5th (1:15.80), 200 breast – 9th (3:10.51), 200 IM – 8th (2:41.50); Jonathan Stephens:  800 free – 2nd (10:16.84), 100 fly – 8th (1:15.62), 200 fly – 4th (2:47.51); 13-14:  Gracie Byerly:  200 free – 10th (2:19.33); Noah Smith:  50 free – 4th (26.29), 200 free – 9th (2:10.88), 100 breast – 6th (1:15.84), 200 IM – 5th (2:25.48); Sam Voss:  100 back – 6th (1:07.17), 200 back – 4th (2:23.12); Senior:  Dane Charleston:  100 back – 8th (1:02.40), 200 back – 6th (2:17.22), 200 IM – 7th (2:17.35); Connor Haigh:  100 breast – 1st (1:06.69), 200 breast – 1st (2:23.61), 200 IM – 3rd (2:12.06), 400 IM – 3rd (4:44.46); Carson Maggio:  800 free – 7th (9:08.02).  Great job swimmers!