TAGS Recap

Dax Hill
Mar 13, 2019

This past weekend Jake McGill and Antonia Leese competed at the TAGS (Texas Age Group Swimming) Championships in Shenandoah, TX. TAGS is essentially the Texas State Championship meet for 14 and under swimmers; athletes who qualify for this meet generally rank among the top-300 athletes nationally and top-40 in the state. It is a Prelim-Final meet where athletes placing 9-16 in prelims compete in a Consolation Final while athletes finishing 1-8 swim in the Championship Final. 

Antonia Leese competed in the 100 breaststroke on Friday finishing 35th overall. She will close out an incredible year of racing ranked 2nd all-time in the 100 breast and 3rd all-time in the 200 breast LSAC record books for the 13-14 girls. Way to go Antonia! Heading into the long course season Antonia will look to take over the remaining team breaststroke records. 

Jake McGill continued his meteoric rise placing 9th overall in the 50 free winning the Consolation Final posting the 6th fastest time in the meet. In the 50 breast Jake competed in the Consolation Final as well finishing 14th….breaking the team record in the process!He also competed in the 100 IM, 100 free, and 50 fly finishing 19th, 18th, and 17threspectively. Jake closes out the short course season finishing 4th all-time in the 50 free, 100 and 200 free, 5th in the 50 back, 3rd in the 50 fly, 9th in the 100 fly, 2nd in the 100 IM, 7th in the 200 IM, and 1st in the 50 breast. Additionally his 50 free ranks Jake 161st nationally! Nice!

We are extremely proud of all of our swimmers this short course season. We had some major improvement not only at the TAGS level but across all our meets this season. The achievements of our athletes are not the individual person but on all of us! These things are possible because of the teammates they have and the positive environment and relationships that has been cultivated as a result. We look forward to seeing more and more people qualify for these meets and see what we accomplish over the long course season this summer!


Coach Dax