14 & Under State, Senior State, and Nationals Re-cap

Jul 31, 2018

2018 Georgia 14 & Under & Senior LC State, and US Nationals Re-cap

 

Over the past couple weeks, Tidal Wave swimmers have enjoyed quite a bit of success.  Our state championship meets were held (14 & under at GA Tech and Senior at UGA).  US Nationals were held in Irvine, CA.  After the three meets, five swimmers, Cole Carden, Camryn Lewis, Rylee Moss, Connor Haigh, and Billy Rothery, accounted for six new team records.  Seventeen swimmers achieved new Tidal Wave All-time Top 10 swims.  Stella Newton qualified to represent Georgia Swimming at the Southern Zone Championships.  Certainly, there was fast times throughout our age groups.  Here are some of the highlights.

 

Tidal Wave swims finishing in the top 10 at 14 & Under States:

10 & Under:  Mia Lavigne:  100 back – 8th (1:28.76); 11-12:  Allie Byerly:  100 fly – 10th (1:14.10), 200 fly – 9th (2:52.33); Stella Newton:  100 free – 10th (1:05.88), 400 free – 9th (4:57.85), 800 free – 6th (10:04.30), 200 fly – 4th (2:45.33), 200 IM – 3rd (2:37.28), 400 IM – 3rd (5:47.40);  Noah Smith:  50 free – 4th (28.28), 50 breast – 3rd (36.05), 100 breast – 3rd (1:19.00), 200 breast – 2nd (2:51.42); 13-14:  Cole Carden:  100 back – 10th (1:05.83).

Tidal Wave All-time top 10 times at 14 & under state:

11-12:  Stella Newton:  200 free – 9th (2:22.39), 800 free – 5th (10:04.30), 200 breast – 9th (3:08.38), 100 fly – 9th (1:12.32), 200 fly – 10th (2:45.33), 200 IM – 7th (2:37.28), 400 IM – 8th (5:37.40); Bennett Baer:  100 back – 10th (1:18.78), 200 back – 10th (2:53.89); Jonathan Borden:  400 IM – 10th (5:17.65); Noah Smith:  50 free – 2nd (28.28), 100 free – 5th (1:05.54), 50 breast – 2nd (36.05), 100 breast – 2nd (1:19.00), 200 breast – 2nd (2:51.42); Jonathan Stephens:  400 free – 9th (5:17.61), 800 free – 3rd (10:46.17); 13-14:  AJ Buzzelli:  50 free – 4th (26.61); Cole Carden:  50 free – 6th (26.94), 100 free – 5th (58.99), 100 back – 4th (1:05.83), 200 back – 3rd (2:22.48); Bentley Huff:  200 fly – 8th (2:25.32).

 

Tidal Wave swims finishing in the top 16 at Senior State:

Rylee Moss:  200 fly – 12th (2:22.80), 400 IM – 13th (5:14.74); Daniel Clark:  400 free – 13th (4:17.85), 400 IM – 5th (4:44.18); Connor Haigh:  200 breast – 8th (2:28.03); Griffin Lewis:  100 free – 9th (53.79); Carson Maggio:  1500 free – 13th (17:22.25).

Tidal Wave All-time top 10 times at Senior State:

13-14:  Cole Carden:  100 back – 1st (1:03.74); Senior:  Camryn Lewis:  50 free – 1st (27.78), Rylee Moss:  100 fly – 1st (1:05.17), 200 fly – 1st (2:22.80); Seth Carden:  100 free – 7th (54.87), 200 free – 7th (2:02.06), 100 fly – 7th (58.96); Daniel Clark:  200 free – 10th (2:02.60), 400 free – 4th (4:15.64), 200 IM – 7th (2:17.23), 400 IM – 2nd (4:44.18); Jake Gleeson:  100 free – 8th (54.99); Connor Haigh:  200 breast – 1st (2:27.57), 200 IM – 4th (2:13.84), 400 IM – 4th (4:52.36); Griffin Lewis:  50 free – 5th (24.77), 100 free  - 5th (53.79); Carson Maggio:  1500 free – 5th (17:22.25).

 

Billy Rothery represented Tidal Wave at his first US Nationals.  In the 100 fly, Billy finished 54th, setting a Tidal Wave Team record with a time of 54.41!