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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,...

Benji DeMotte

Congratulations to our Excel swimmers who competed in the 2022 Death Valley open water race in Clemson SC this past weekend. While we had a small group, we had two days of fun and fast racing to be proud of. On Friday, we stopped in Ocoee, TN and spent three hours rafting on the Ocoee river through class 2-3 rapids. Even though the water was brisk, we did all jump in for a swim during a calm stretch. The next morning, we joined up with the 3 swimmers from Ensworth...

Benji DeMotte

Congratulations to all our swimmers who competed this weekend at our TYR Invite! Once again, when the dust settled, Excel came out on top against two very tough visiting teams. In addition, we had a new Futures cut from Gwen Bakker (1:14.96 in the 100 Breast) and a new team record from Jax Brodoski (2:11.15 in the 200 Free) and 8 new qualifiers for the SES Long Course Championships. A huge "Thank You" goes out to all volunteers who made this meet possible. By the Numbers: Boy's Team Scores 899.5...

Benji DeMotte

This past week, two of our coaches headed out to San Antonio, Texas for the 2022 United States Masters Swimming Spring Championships. This national level meet draws swimmers aged 18 to 100+ compete over the course of four days in one of the most competitive, but fun, environments in the country Coaches Bink and Jack were amongst the 2,000 swimmers at this meet and had some great swims, including lifetime bests. Highlights for Bink were his 4:58.72 in the 500 which earned him 7th in the country and his 2:03.00...

Benji DeMotte

Congratulations to all of our class of 2022 swimmers who will be competing next year on collegiate teams. Of the 10 swimmers that we have committed so far, we are sending: 4 to NCAA Division 1 1 to NCAA Division 2 3 to NCAA Division 3 2 to NAIA Best of luck and continue to make us proud!

Benji DeMotte

Congratulations to all our swimmers who competed in the Tri-Meet with HSA and NAC. Our second meet of the season was a big one with us competing with 2 of the top teams in the Southeastern conference. When all the dust settled, Excel's combined score was around 300 points higher than HSA who in turned, edged out NAC. By the Numbers: Team Scores 4,424 Excel 4,140 HSA 4,104 NAC 230 Number of Excel Swimmers 1,009 Number of Excel Races 744 Lifetime Best Races 73.7% Lifetime Best Races 96 Swimmers with...