News

Daun Lutz

The Excel Aquatics program and three of our swimmers were recently featured in an article in the Tennessean published on November 27th. It featured Gavin Fu, Callum Farneth, and Charlie Turner since those swimmers won every event they swam at the recent TNAQ meet. We are so proud to have had our team and swimmers featured in this article. It's a short read, so enjoy.

Benji DeMotte

Looking to see what's going on this week at Excel? The Excel Extra is the best source for news, announcements and meet wrap-ups. Check out this week's edition of the Excel Extra! Looking for past editions of the Excel Extra? We've got you covered. November 25th, 2022 November 18th, 2022 November 11th, 2022 November 4th, 2022 October 28th, 2022 October 21st, 2022 October 14th, 2022 October 7th, 2022 September 30th, 2022 September 23rd, 2022 September 16th, 2022 September 9th, 2022 September 2nd, 2022 August 26th, 2022 July 15th, 2022 July...

Benji DeMotte

Congratulations to all our swimmers who swam in the Excel Long Course Qualifier. While we only had just over 200 swimmers attend, we made then most of it. Congratulatiions to Samuel Martin for his new Futures Cuts in the 100 Breast and Charlie Turner for his 2 new team records in the 200 Fly and 200 Back. As always, a huge thank you to our volunteers and especially our officials who donate their time to make this all work! By the Numbers: 210 Excel Swimmers 614 Excel Races 515 Lifetime...

Benji DeMotte

Congratulations to all our Excel Swimmers who swam in the TNAQ Fall Invite this past weekend. This was our first opportunity to race two of the top teams in the LSC including 2 time defending champion HSA. We had a big team travel to Knoxville and walked away with over 50 event wins! Thanks again to all our parent officials who worked the meet to make this whole weekend possible! TNAQ Fall Invite By The Numbers: 232 Excel Swimmers 1,247 Excel Races 789 Lifetime Best Races 63.3% Lifetime Best Races...

Benji DeMotte

Congratulations to all our Excel swimmers who competed this last weekend in 1 of our 2 meets. We had 42 swimmers make their way to Atlanta to swim the Chattahoochee Gold October Open while another 14 swam at the McCallie/GPS October Invite. Both meets were huge successes for our team and well run by their hosts. We want to extend a special "Congratulations!" to Gracen Bailey who swam a 2:03.79 in the 200 Back earning her a NCSA Junior Cut and a spot on our National Team! A special "Thank...

Benji DeMotte

Congratulations to all our Excel Swimmers who swam in the 2022 October Open this weekend. This meet was mainly for our developmental groups so our focus was on techniques and race strategies. Additionally, we were thrilled with the team attitude and support of each other. For most of the meet, we had a wall of swimmers lining the race course watching their teammates. Our coaching staff (as many as 12 at any session) had a lot of fun watching newer swimmers learn how navigate through a multi-session meet. We want...

Benji DeMotte

Congratulations to all the swimmers who competed this weekend in the 2022 Fall Fest. This was the first meet of the season which always proves to be an exciting adventure as we have many new faces. This year more than most, we had some shockingly fast swimming so early in the season! We would like to extend a special "Thank You" to all our volunteers who made this meet possible. Thanks as well to the Lifetime Team for joining us. By the Numbers: 470 Excel Swimmers 2297 Excel Races 1870...

Benji DeMotte

Excel Aquatics is having a great summer.... according to SwimCloud.com! Using a power point allocation for the top 4 swimmers in each event, in each age group, SwimCloud ranks the teams in the LSC. As this constantly updated, it's only a snapshot of today but in the 10 age group definitions, we are ranked first in 7 and second in the remaining 3. Furthermore, we are the only club in the top 5 in every category. Particularly exciting is the gap our swimmers have opened up in the 8 and...

Benji DeMotte

Congratulations to all our Excel Swimmers who competed this weekend at two different meets. Our National Team traveled to Fishers Indiana for the FAST Summer Jam while we also hosted the 2022 Firecracker Invite at home. Congratulations to Gwen Bakker for her new team record in the 50 Back (34.17) and Nick Zaharescu his team record in teh 200 Back (2:07.50). We also had new NSCA and Futures cuts from Lizzie Yon in the 100 Fly and 200 IM and Annsley Holloway in the 100 Breast. In Brentwood, we also...

Benji DeMotte

The Southeastern LSC hosted a leadership summit for 27 of our athletes this weekend in Huntsville. Sponsored by the LSC Board of Directors, the conference was run entirely by our athlete representatives and other youth facilitators over the two day format. We started the event by exploring Don Lowry’s True Colors leadership style test and working through each participant's strengths and weaknesses. After we broke for the day, we headed to Dave and Buster’s for some food, community and high energy entertainment. Day 2 was centered around LSC Governance, Diversity,...