2021 14 & Under LC State recap +

Jim McGinnis

Tidal Wave Swimmers excelled throughout the weekend at the GA 14 & Under State Championships and JO meet.  Our team finished the weekend scoring the 6th most points overall, and won the runner up prize for the medium sized teams!!! Allie Byerly, Isabella Klinefelter, and Bennett Baer combined for 5 new team records and a total of 3 individual state titles!!!!! Allie Byerly is now wearing a white cap, having achieved her first NCSA Junior National time standard (100 fly – 1:04.57), in an event where she and Isabella Klinefelter swept the top 2 spots in the state!  We had swimmers across age groups secure new Tidal Wave All-Time Top 10 Times – a total of 39 swims!!!  Additionally, Byerly, Baer, and Jarrett Watkins qualified to represent Georgia on the Zone Team!  In another team highlight, the 13-14 boys 400 free relay took part in an amazing race, with all four team members splitting under a minute!!!  There were so many great swims that some will be lost, but we hope to highlight a few here.

Tidal Wave swims that finished in the top 10 in the state for their age group:  10 & Under:  Lillie Goff:  400 free-10th (6:16.43), Nikolay Chernev:  200 free-10th (2:48.54), 400 free-7th (6:04.64), 100 fly-10th (1:38.87); John Jones:  50 breast-4th (46.55), 100 breast-4th (1:40.85), 50 fly-4th (37.20), 100 fly-5th (1:31.71); 11-12:  Reagan Burton:  100 breast-8th (1:28.10), 200 breast-7th (3:11.11), 50 fly-8th (32.15); 13-14:  Allie Byerly:  200 free-10th (2:14.32), 100 back-7th (1:08.80), 200 back-5th (2:27.44), 100 fly-1st (1:04.71), 200 fly-2nd (2:27.00), 200 IM-1st (2:25.93); Isabella Klinefelter:  100 free-3rd (59.27), 200 free-9th (2:14.10), 400 free-3rd (4:38.78), 200 back-6th (2:28.29), 100 fly-2nd (1:05.96); Bennett Baer:  100 free-4th (56.75), 200 free-2nd (2:01.57), 400 free-2nd (4:17.54), 1500 free-1st (16:42.84), 100 back-6th (1:04.26), 200 back-4th (2:17.72), 100 fly-6th (1:01.58), 200 fly-3rd (2:11.90), 200 IM-6th (2:20.53), 400 IM-3rd (4:52.82); Jonathan Borden:  1500 free-8th (17:57.11); Jarrett Watkins:  100 free-7th (58.15), 100 fly-5th (1:01.21).  Terrific job!

New Tidal Wave All-Time Top 10 swims:  10 & Under:  Nikolay Chernev:  400 free-9th (6:04.64); John Jones:  50 breast-8th (46.55), 100 breast-8th (1:40.85), 50 fly-6th (37.20); 13-14:  Allie Byerly:  50 free-6th (28.39), 200 free-3rd (2:11.72), 100 back-4th (1:08.80), 200 back-3rd (2:27.44), 100 fly-2nd (1:04.57), 200 fly-2md (2:27.00), 200 IM-1st (2:25.93); Isabella Klinefelter:  50 free-2nd (27.98), 100 free-1st (59.27), 400 free-2nd (4:38.78), 100 back-7th (1:09.85), 200 back-5th (2:28.29), 100 breast-8th (1:22.89); Bennett Baer:  100 free-2nd (56.75), 200 free-2nd (2:01.57), 400 free-2nd (4:17.54), 1500 free-1st (16:42.84), 100 back-2nd (1:04.26), 200 back-1st (2:17.72), 100 fly-4th (1:01.34), 200 fly-2nd (2:11.90), 200 IM-3rd (2:20.53), 400 IM-1st (4:52.82); Jonathan Borden:  200 free-8th (2:09.15), 400 free-10th (4:36.69), 1500 free-4th (17:57.11), 100 back-8th (1:07.33), 200 back-10th (2:28.25); Jarrett Watkins:  50 free-7th (26.90), 100 free-7th (58.15), 200 free-5th (2:06.77), 400 free-8th (4:34.00), 100 fly-3rd (1:01.21), 200 fly-10th (2:25.66), 200 IM-7th (2:25.06).  Great job swimmers!!!

 

Additionally, the weekend before at the Swim Atlanta Last Chance meet, two of our swimmers achieved Tidal Wave All-Time Top 10 swims.  Congratulations to Jonathan Stephens [13-14 boys 400 free-7th (4:33.18), 800 free-5th (9:19.95)] and Kayla Wright [Senior girls 100 free-7th (1:02.70), 200 free-5th (2:14.88), 800 free-7th (9:55.19)] for their swift swims!