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Omaha Day #3 Race Day! The whole reason that we were in Omaha and it was finally here. We met in the lobby at 7:00 and went straight to the pool as Spencer was hoping to get some time in the competition pool when it wasn’t too crowded. The first stop was the Toyota Good Luck Boulevard and we were greeted by the Senior 1 video which was very touching and put a smile on Spencer’s face. Having the support of his teammates, even when they couldn’t be there in...

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Olympic Trials Day #2 Today was the final day of prep for Spencer as we get ready for tomorrow’s race. Started the day at an Old Market coffee shop and then made our way to the pool. Once we got through the temperature checks and the metal detectors, we had a straight shot to the competition pool for warm up. As this pool was built especially for trials, Myrtha Pools designed it to be the fastest pool ever built and Spencer was thinking about that as he jumped in for...

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Greetings from Omaha and the 2021 Olympic Trials Meet! As you know, Excel Swimmer Spencer Jyawook is here competing and we both want to share the experience with you all. Due to Covid restrictions, we had to be here 48 hours prior to his Monday race so this is a recap of Day #1. We arrived in Omaha at about 10:00 am and drove to the CHI Convention Center. For those of you who are not aware, the trial pools are built in a basketball arena to accommodate the 40,000...

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Excel Swimmer Cam Richardson Sighting the Next Buoy Congratulations to all our Excel Swimmers who competed in the Death Valley Open Water Championships this weekend. These swimmers (and their families) had a busy weekend. Most of them spent Friday rafting on the Ocoee river where ALMOST all of them stayed in the rafts. The water was a cool 65 degrees which gave them plenty of motivation to not fall out. The next day we had a total of 55 swimmers enter the race in Clemson, South Carolina in two different...

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Gavin Whitwell After his Great Finish! Congratulations to Gavin for representing both Excel Swimming and the Southeastern LSC at the Open Water Zone meet. Just being selected is a huge accomplishment and therefore we only had 7 total boys make the team. Gavin was the only 13-14 SES boy racing so congrats to him for carrying that heavy load solo! Full Results

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The 2020 Meet of Champs was held over two weekends this December. Week #1 was both the 10 and under swimmers and the 15 and overs. Week #2 was for our 11-14 year olds. Both meets were prelims/finals and we were excited to host several visiting teams. Even with our pandemic restrictions this season, we are thrilled with the results. Recap below: Week #1 172 Excel Swimmers 886 Excel Races 494 Liftetime Best Races 55.8% Lifetime Best Races 41 Swimmers with All Liftetime Best Races 2 New Team Records 1...

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Good Luck to Meredith DiPasquale and Zoe Summar who will represent Excel Aquatics at the US Open Meet this weekend in Huntsville, AL. Due to Covid, the format is slightly different than in years past as there are two sessions per day, but they are timed finals. Both of our swimmers start things off tomorrow with Zoe in the 200 IM and 100 Back and Meredith in the 100 Fly. Zoe will finish things up for us on Saturday with the 200 Back and 200 Breast. Good Luck Ladies and...

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Congratulations to all of our Excel Swimmers who participated in the October Time Trial this weekend. Our unique "One and Done" format made for a quick session and some fast swimming! Complete Results By The Numbers 124 Excel Swimmers 124 Excel Races 81 Lifetime Best Races 65% Lifetime Best Races 81 Swimmers with All Lifetime Best Races 6 New 2020 AG Sectional Cuts 15 New 2020 SES Championship Cuts 29 New Motivational Time Standards

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Excel Aquatics was excited to host Cardinal Aquatics from Louisville, KY for a dual meet this last weekend. Many thanks to our new friends from Kentucky for making the trip. Both teams showed some surprising speed for October and we hope to see Cardinal again! Full Results By the Numbers 2303-741 Final Score (Excel) 253 Excel Swimmers 792 Excel Races 436 Lifetime Bests 55% Lifetime Bests 68 Excel Swimmers with all Lifetime Bests 7 New AG Sectional Cuts 18 New SES Championship Cuts 116 New USA Motivational Time Standards

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Excel Aquatics has been named one of the Top Age Group Programs in America by USA Swimming! Head Age Group Coach, Benji DeMotte has been invited to represent Excel Aquatics at the USA Swimming Age Group Summit. Teams were selected based on their improvments in the Virtual Club Rankings and Club Excellence Awards. All our hard work and success over the last few seasons is now being reconized at the national leve! Interested in being a part of our nationally recognized program? Register now or join the waitlist at www.excelaquatics.org!