Age group swimmers wrap up the season in Atlanta

Greg Johnson
Mar 25, 2019

              GPAC’s top 14-and-under swimmers finished their short course season at the Eastern Section of the Southern Zone Age Group Sectional championships in Atlanta, GA March 14-17. The team of 14 swimmers finished 25th among 98 teams at the meet.

               Twelve-year-old Logan Robinson was the top swimmer for the club, starting the meet off with a team record-setting swim in the 1000-yd freestyle, finishing fourth overall. Logan’s swim, which shattered the mark from nine years ago, was a new ‘AAAA’ time and Logan’s first motivational time of that level. Logan went on to swim three new ‘AAA’ times (50 fr, 100 br, 200 IM), as well as a new ‘AA’ time in the 200-yd butterfly, which reset his own team record set back in January. Logan was the top scorer for GPAC.

               Landon Garcia, 10, in his last short course meet as a ten-year-old, had a pair of fourth-place finishes in his 50 and 100-yd breaststroke events. Landon’s time in the 50-yd event was good for his first-ever ‘AAAA’ time. Landon was the second highest scorer for the team.

               Taylor Clements, 10, swam life-best times in both of her events at the meet, placing seventh in the 50-yd breaststroke with a new ‘AA’ time. Ian Malone, 11, Lindsey Rauscher, 14, and Jameson Walker, 13, also swam best times in their individual events at the meet.

               Claire Han, 14, was a four-time consolation finalist at the meet, placing as high as ninth in the 100-yd freestyle in a new life-best time. Max Little, 11, contributed eight points to the team total with a 13th place finish in the 200-yd breaststroke.

               Congratulations to all the swimmers who competed against the best in the Southeast in Atlanta: Taylor Clements, Landon Garcia, Claire Han, Max Little, Sydney London, 14, Ian Malone, Belle McNally, 12, William McNally, 10, Jaydah Phelan, 12, Kat Ralls, 13, Lindsey Rauscher, Logan Robinson, Jameson Walker and Lily Walker, 10.