First Meet Weekend Success - Recapping both meets.

3 Oct

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ABSC kicked off it’s first couple of meets this past weekend at the Ramsey Center with it’s annual Red&Black intra-squad meet on Thursday evening, and it’s inaugural IM Challenge meet on Sunday.

Both meets consisted of only ABSC Swimmers, and they both served the purpose of getting us a good number of early-season, short distance individual and relays swims.

Red & Black Meet

Full Meet Results

The Red & Black meet once again proved a huge success as the swimmers challenged one another to best times, with Coach Jonathan Foggin providing analysis and commentary from the announcers booth along the way! Divided into two, the coaches and swimmers formed into a Red Team and Black Team, and faced off in head to head battle!

It was a hotly contested meet, with the score as close as 8 points with over half of the meet completed, the Red team would find a way to hold on in the final relays, winning 5 out 8 relays to close out the meet. Final Team scores showed Red with a 835 – 825 victory in the combined Men’s and Women’s team scores, only a 10-point margin of victory!!!

While all swimmers swam well (to the tune of 74% personal best time swims!!), certain swimmers in each age group carried some heavy clout.

8&Under: Esme Best was a perfect 4 for 4 in the 8&U girls division, winning all 4 individual. Vidur Karumbaiah claimed 3 1sts and 2nd on the boys side.

9-10: Elin Turner had a dominating performance for the girls, claiming first in all 4 individuals and relay, and claiming several new state qualifying times. The 10&U boys races very extremely close in every event. Luke Phillips tallied the most points (30) with a 1st and 3 2nds, but Torin Trotter, Caleb Stamps, Justin Kurgan, and Caylem Best all scored north of 20 points.

11-12: Ansley Nunnally completed a 4-4 sweep in the girls individual races, with a notable 50 backstroke. Jack Yu and Parker Fagrell battled it out on the boys side, with Jack taking 3 first place finishes, but Parker winning the 50 back and later beating Jack in the first leg of the 200 freestyle relay.

13-14: Karen Zhao paced the 13-14 girls group with 2 wins, but was racing closely with Ella Freeman and Olivia Dellatorre all night. Ella pulled out the 50 breast title, and Olivia took first in the 50 fly. Gavin Jones proved a tough competitor on the boys side, winning 3 out of 4 individuals, placing second only the 50 breast to breaststroke sniper Ben Hiss.

15&O: Sarah Riley (29 points), Lucy Yeomans (28 points), and Macy Mullis (27 points) battled it out all night on the senior girls side, with each swimmer winning at least one race. Charlie Logan paced the guys side with 4 for 4 wins.

ABSC IM Challenge

Full Meet Results

The whole team was reunited for the IM Challenge meet, competing in more of a time trial format as one big ABSC Team. We continued with Big Dawg/Little Dawg pairings as well, as the Big Dawgs cheered on and encouraged their 10&Under teammates all meet.

With a few more events offered and some longer distances, some of the same stars lead our group, but a few new faces popped up as well!

10&U: Sophia Clifton had a strong showing in the 10&under division, claiming 3 first place finishes on the girls side! Martha Kyle Bates out-touched Clifton for the 100 IM title in her only 2nd place finish. The boys had 4 different first place finishers, 1 for each stroke! Nakul Karumbaiah took freestyle, his borther Vidur took breaststroke. 8-year-old Patrick Coverdill claimed the 50 backstroke, and Colin Boyle nabbed first in the 50 free.

11-12: On the girls side, last summers 8-time state champion Ansley Nunnally claimed 4 for 4 first places again, while 10&under Elin Turner swam up to claim the 100 breast title in the one event Nunnally didn’t swim. For the boys, Jack Yu claimed three more first place finishes, with Parker Fagrell grabbing the 100 free and Eli Bates taking the 100 back.

13-14: Like the Red & Black meet, Karen Zhao paced the girls, but Ella Freeman won the breaststroke event and Olivia Dellatorre again took the butterfly. For the Boys, Gavin Jones claimed a clean sweep of the individuals, with James Xiao claiming second three times.

15&O: Macy Mullis had her day with 3 victories, while Brynn Halbach claimed her first victory of the year in the 100 breast, and fly expert Emily Schulz stealing the 100 fly. On the boys side, Charlie Logan took four out of 5 races, with Jackson Harvin nabbing the 100 breast title against him.

It was an awesome weekend of swimming for ABSC and a great way to start the season. Here’s to much more fast swimming to come. Go Dawgs!!! 

Deli Dawg Swimmers of the Month 18/19: A Working List

3 Oct

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September and October are done, and November’s Deli Dawg Dinner at Jason’s Deli is on the way! Our next Deli Dawg night be Monday, November 12th.

As such, here is the working list of our Deli Dawg Swimmer’s of the month. This list will be updated each month with our newest batch of swimmers.

One swimmer from each group will be named “Deli Dawg Swimmer of the Month” each month by meeting the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrating characteristics of an exemplary teammate
  2. Performing exceptionally in practice and meets that month/since the last Deli Dawg night.
  3. Rising to challenges or overcoming adversity

Without further adieu, here is our list of Deli Dawgs so Far:

Sept: Jack Kirkland (Gups), Carson Yeomans (Pups), Sierra Pape (Superpups), Anna Claire Adolphson (Dawgs), Brandon Hailey (Senior 2), Gavin Jones (Senior 1).

Oct: Reagan Gilmore (Gups), Charlie Graff (Pups), Martha Kyle Bates (Superpups), Austin Ackerman (Dawgs), Lauren Haines (Senior 2), Will Foggin (Senior 1).

Nov: Patrick Coverdill (Gups), Kayden Hudson (Pups), Parker Fagrell (Superpups), Charlotte Foggin (Dawgs), Aisha Schulz (Senior 2), Macy Mullis (Senior 1).

Deli Dawg Nights - First One Sept. 24th!

20 Sep

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A team who eats together, wins together!

If you’ve been around ABSC, you know we FULLY embrace this motto. We all know swimmers LOVE to eat, and we enjoy eating together. We experienced this with our pre-season potluck, and we’ve got another chance coming up!

One Monday evening each month, ABSC coaches will nominate one swimmer from each group to be the “Deli Dawg Swimmer of the Month.” The Deli Dawg swimmers are selected by their coaches based on the following criteria:

  1. Being an exemplary teammate
  2. Showing strong performance in practice and meets that month/since the last Deli Dawg night.
  3. Rising to challenges or overcoming adversity

The first Deli Dawg Night of our 2018/2019 season is Monday, Sept. 24th. 

At the beginning of practice, the coaches will gather the swimmers together and explain why each swimmer is receiving the Deli Dawg award that month. The swimmer will receive a free meal pass to Jason’s Deli on the spot!

Then, the swimmers will pratice (with altered times for some groups), and will make their way over to Jason’s Deli where we’ll all eat as a team! Here’s what practice will look like for each group on Deli Dawg Nights:

  • Gups: Normal Practice time. Arrive at Deli by 6:30
  • Pups: Normal Practice time. Arrive at Deli by 6:50
  • Supers: Dryland Only practice, finish by 6:30. Arrive at Deli by 6:50
  • Dawgs: Practice until 6:40. Arrive at Deli by 7:00
  • Senior 2: Practice moved up, begins at 5:30, swim until 6:35. Arrive at Deli by 7:00
  • Senior 1: Practice until 6:45. Arrive at Deli by 6:10

To have an idea, here is a list of last season’s winning swimmers: 2017/2018 Deli Dawg Winners.

See you at the deli, and Go Dawgs!

ABSC Red & Black Meet 2018

12 Sep

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Athens — Mid-September

Our new season is underway, and with that comes our first meet week of the season! ABSC’s annual Red & Black meet, a team favorite, is about 2 weeks away! As such, here’s some info for the meet, and how you sign up!

Meet Details: ABSC’s Red & Black Intrasquad Meet

This is a full – team meet. We expect EVERY swimmer to participate. If you’re unable to attend, please discuss with your group coach. Again, attendance is expected. We expect attendance at 3 main meets: The Red&Black, The Classic City Quad, and the Northeast Divisional Championships. Here are some more details:

  • Thursday, September 27th. Warmup at 5:00 PM, Meet begins at 5:40 PM.
  • Team will be divided in two, with a Red squad facing off against a Black squad. Coaches and swimmers will divide, and try to conquer.
  • Meet will be done around 8 PM, give or take a few minutes.

Big Dawg/ Little Dawg Pairings

Every swimmer aged 10 or younger will be paired with a 13&older swimmer who will serve as their mentor for the meet! Big Dawgs are expected to help, encourage, and support Little Dawgs during the meet. They will be instructed on how to do this!

  • Returning 11-12 year-old swimmers will be assigned to either help a Big Dawg, or to serve as a peer-support buddy of a new 11-12 year-old swimmer on the team.
  • In some instances, a Big Dawg may have two Little Dawg buddies, and vice versa

We had great success with this last fall, and will employ it for our first couple of meets again this fall.

Offered Events:

This season’s meet will be more of the sprint variety! The following events will be offered:

  • One swim of each stroke: 25s for 8&Under, 50s for every other age group
  • A 200 IM: 10&Under, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-18
  • A 4×25 (100 yard) freestyle relay for 8&under, 4×50 (200 yard) freestyle relay for all other age groups.

Team Spirit:

  • Red & Black Caps. Every participating swimmer in the meet will receive a Red or Black ABSC cap depending on their team, and they will be expected to wear it.
  • Coaches will dress up in their teams colors wearing goofy outfits. Swimmers are also expected to wear either Red or Black clothing, and spirit wear of the excessive/goofy variety is very much encouraged.

How to Sign Up:

To sign up for meets with ABSC, you simply fill out a google form when we provide it letting us know your intentions. Note*** YOU WILL NOT BE PLACED IN THE MEET UNLESS YOU SIGN UP*** Sign up here: Meet Sign-up Form.

Go Dawgs! Let’s kick off another great season!


Welcome to the Fall Term '18/'19

29 Aug

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— Athens Ga, Fall 2018 —

It’s about that time, Folks! Find that swim bag that’s been hiding in the corner of the closet the past few weeks, or even months. Snatch those goggles up and clean out their lenses, loosen up their straps, and give them a test wear. Pull apart the edges of your crinkled swim caps and stretch them out. Swim season is coming!

We’ve got great things in store this season around ABSC, and we can’t wait to get our swimmers back in the pool. We believe swimming is a sport that develops the whole child – mind, body, and spirit – and you can believe that we’ll be teaching those lessons and pushing our swimmers to be the best they can be once again in 2018!

Here’s several helpful notes and links for you as we get ready for the upcoming season!

Practice Starting Back Up

  • Senior 1, Senior 2, and Dawgs get back in the water this Tuesday, September 4th! (NOTE*** SENIOR 2 PRACTICING AT 5:30 THIS FIRST WEEK of SEPT 4TH)
  • Gups, Pups, and Superpups start up on Monday, September 10th!
  • Check out our Master Calendar here!

New Family Orientation

Thursday, September 6th at 5:30 PM at the Ramsey Center for all groups, including Gups! If you’re brand new to the team, or have joined since last year’s orientation, come on out and meet the coaches, hear about our program, and ask questions about our team!

Equipment and Outfitting: Check out the team store here!

Did you know each practice group has required equipment?

  • Gups: Fins and Kickboard
  • Pups: Fins and Kickboard
  • Superpups: Fins, Kickboard, and Pull Bouy
  • Dawgs: Fins, Kickboard, Pull Buoy, and Paddles, and Snorkel
  • Senior 2: Fins, Kickboard, Pull Buoy, and Paddles
  • Senior 1: Fins, Kickboard, Pull Buoy, and Paddles, and Snorkel

Did you know wearing an ABSC cap at meets is required? All new swimmers get a free, white, ABSC latex cap. You can also order a custom silicon cap with your last name on it, or purchase a plain silicon or latex cap if you’re a returning swimmer.

Did you know know we have a team suit? Team suit is not required but encouraged, and last year’s swimmers can wear last year’s suit as it has changed.

Swim Meets Coming Up!

  • You can find our meet schedule all season long at the Schedule and Information page, along with pre-meet info, results, and more!
  • Our first meet, the Red & Black meet, is coming up on September 27th! Mark your calendar.
  • Other meet questions? Check out Swim Meet 101 for more!

Other Useful Notes and Links:

  • Club Membership Parent Packet! Make sure you’ve given it a glance and our up to speed on what you can expect at ABSC. Remember volunteering is expected at all meets your swimmer competes in!
  • Coaching Staff. Lead Group Coaches are in place for the 2018 Season!
    • Gups: Hannah Scarbrough
    • Pups: Emma Lowring
    • Superpups: Mike Radford
    • Dawgs: Jonathan Foggin
    • Senior 2: Mike Radford
    • Senior 1: Martin Grodzki
    • Stroke Clinic Series: Kat Blanchard
    • Masters: Craig Page

It’s gonna be a great season!

ABSC Mid-Summer Update

3 Jul

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Summer is always a wild time here at ABSC, and with so much happening in our short summer months, we wanted to take a minute and catch you up to speed on everything going on! One thing is certain – the team looks as good as ever!

1. Olympians Coming to Town this Weekend

The 2018 Bulldog Grand Slam is taking place in Athens this weekend, July 5th – 7th 2018, and some of the top talent from around the Southeast will be in attendance! The last time ABSC hosted this meet, it was headlined by Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte! And while we won’t see the retired Phelps walking through the door this weekend, we will see several other Olympic greats, including Gold Medalist Missy Franklin!

Make sure to check out our Hosted Meets page for results, meet info, and more, and come on out to watch a session. Go Dawgs!

2. Open Dawghouse Event July 18th!

Do you know someone who would be a great fit to join our team? On Wednesday, July 18th, ABSC will be hosting it’s 2018 Open Dawghouse event at 10:45 AM at the Ramsey Center! Swimmers can come for FREE and enjoy a stroke clinic with ABSC coaches, learn more about our program, and jump off the diving boards! So if you can picture that person who’d be a great Bulldog, share this event with them! Click here to sign up!

3. ABSC Looking Great on the Open Water Scene

ABSC is continuing to explore the world  of Open Water swimming, and has found a good bit of success this summer in that realm! It all started back in early June when William Johnson, Ansley Halbach, and Jenna Champer from ABSC were selected to be members of the Georgia Swimming Open Water Zone Team! William placed 16th in the 11-12 boys 3K swim, Ansley finished 5th in her 11-12 girls the 3K swim, and Jenna rolled in at 17th in the 13-14 girls 5k swim. Team Georgia placed fourth overall at the event.

A couple of weeks later, ABSC sent a group of about 20 kids up to the Clemson Death Valley Open water meet on Lake Hartwell, and had a fantastic showing at that event! Gavin Jones, Will Foggin, and Daniel Huang placed 1-3 in the men’s 13-14 5K race, and Charlie Logan, Ryan Wylie, Henry Logan, and Bean Holloway placed 1-4 in the 15-18 5K. Likewise on the girls side Jenna Champer, Karen Zhao, and Emma Champer placed 1-3 in the women’s 13-14 5k! Other winners included: Brynn Halbach – women’s 15-18 5k, Simon Casey, Men’s 13-14 3K, 1k, and .5k, and Jenna Champer in the 3K and 1k, and .5K.

4. Success in Greenville! Dawgs Impressive in South Carolina

This summer we’ve had one of our more interesting meet schedules in recent years, with unique trips to Macon, Emory University, and Greenville, South Carolina! The Greenville meet, which was our most recent meet (June 22nd – 24th) ended up one of our most successful of the summer! Maybe it was the nice pool with good water depth, maybe it was more long course practices under our belts, or maybe it was just the challenge or racing in another state! Whatever it was, the Dawgs looked great. Click here for results.

Gavin Jones and Lucy Yeomans of the Senior 1 group had outstanding meets for ABSC, the former going all best times and winning the 13&over 800 free as a 14-year-old, and the latter also going all best times, and picking up several Senior State cuts! Ansley Nunnally from the Superpups group also picked up a team record in the 10&Under 50 backstroke, her first such record.

The following swimmers had at least 1 first place finish, went all best times, or had all but 1 personal best time: Guadalupe Balber, Vianney Balber, Emma Champer, Jenna Champer, Olivia Dellatorre, Robbie Dillon, Will Foggin, Ella Freeman, Ansley Halbach, Brynn Halbach, Daniel Huang, Gavin Jones, Siya Kanaan, Ava Kennedy, Garrett Kennedy, Sam Krosner, Charlie Logan, Henry Logan, Ansley Nunnally, Luke Phillips, Felicia Pursner, Rebecca Pursner, Crow Thorsen, Ginny Thorsen, Hannah Torres, Lucy Yeomans, and Jack Yu.

5. Summer League Presence – ABSC Everywhere!

If you attended a summer league meet in the Athens area this summer, there is one thing you were guaranteed to see at any of the meets around town: several ABSC swimmers on deck!

You read that right; every single team from our surrounding area had a Bulldog on it this summer. Commer Tiger Sharks, Downtown Dolphins, East Athens Sea Turtles, Jefferson Sea Dragos, all 6 teams in the Oconee Swim League, and even more than that have had ABSC swimmers spotted on their decks. What an awesome thing for our club! You know at those meets, they were often the stars of the show too! 🙂

6. Summer Term Ends July 26th, Fall Term Begins September 4th!

Despite all the fun we’ve had this summer, our Fall Term is right around the corner. We expect ABSC to continuing growing and adding new swimmers to the Bulldog family just like we have the last few years! Keep the following dates in mind:

  • September 4th: The Senior 1, Senior 2, and Dawgs groups will all begin practice on
  • September 6th: New Swimmer Orientation at the Ramsey Center for all groups.
  • September 11th: Gups/Pups/Superpups begin practice

Keep in mind also that our pre-registration form is open, and we’re excepting sign-ups for evaluations now! The evals will take place on four consecutive Thursdays in August – the 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd.

Registration is also open for our Stroke Clinic Series, with the Fall Splash Clinic Beginning on Tuesday, September 12th. Sign up here!

We’re down to our last three meets of the summer, so let’s finish it up strong!

Go Dawgs!!!

2018 Awards Ceremony Recap

7 May

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Monday – April 30th 2018.

40 state qualifiers (senior and age group) 15+ Team Records, 9 graduating seniors, 6 full practice groups, 2 straight Northeast Divisional Championships, and 1 awesome team. Truly a team and a season worth celebrating, and we did just that last Monday evening at Athens Academy.

It’s been a monumental year for ABSC as we’ve soared to new heights, achieving new levels of success and team growth like we haven’t had before. But some things stay the same, and as always, we’ve made sure to honor our award winners for all 6 practice groups and say goodbye to our graduating seniors.

We began the evening with our annual slideshow! You can see all of the slideshow pictures here, and thanks to Paige Kennedy for putting it together! If you didn’t know about ABSC’s shutterfly page, be sure to check it out! You can check out pictures from the awards ceremony and from all season long there as well! To find the shutterfly page, go to ABSC’s home page and scroll down. You will see a square box titled “photo gallery” and you can get to the shutterfly from there.

Our award winners, by group, went as follows:

Erin Osborne was this year’s winner of the Paige Wilson Award. The Paige Wilson Award is our most prestigious award. Given each year to a member of the Senior 1 group, as voted upon by the swimmers in the Senior 1 group, this award goes out to a swimmer who exemplifies being a great teammate according to their peers. Congratulations Erin!

Gups. Performance: Michael Li & Zoey Zellner, Most Improved: Robert Chen & Oriana Nixon, Coaches’ Award: Colin Boyle & MJ David.

Pups. Performance: Caleb Stamps & Vianney Balber, Most Improved: Grayson Krause & Alexandra Clifton, Coaches’ Award: Crenshaw Halbach & Camille Attaway.

Supers. Performance: Parker Fagrell & Ansley Nunnally, Most Improved: Conner Allen & Finley Freeman, Coaches’ Award: William Johnson & Anna Claire Adolphson

Dawgs. Performance: Simon Casey & Eileen Brook, Most Improved: Jackson Bates & Olivia Dellatorre, Coaches’ Alvaro Balber & Emily Schulz

Senior 2. Performance: Matthew Colquitt, Most Improved: Anna Wynne, Coaches Award: Dhruv Prakash

Senior 1. Performance: Charlie Logan & Jackson Harvin, Most Improved: Ryan Wyle, Coaches’: Anna Ash

Finally, we wrapped up the evening by honoring our graduating seniors. We had 9 in attendance from 3 practice groups. Here are their names and the schools they’ll be attending.

  • Anna Ash – University of North Georgia (Watkinsville Campus)
  • Kate Cabaniss – University of North Georgia (Watkinsville Campus)
  • Owen Churchwell – Swimming at University of Massachusettes
  • Matthew Colquitt – University of Georgia
  • Lily Courchaine – University of Georgia
  • Kate Massey – Furman University
  • John Morgan McDonald – Swimming at University of the Cumberlands
  • Erin Osborne – Swimming at Rhodes College
  • Dhruv Prakash – Georgia Tech

We will miss our graduating seniors! We are proud of them, and it was an honor to coach them on ABSC! We are working on uploading the Senior Slideshow, so check back here soon!

2018 Awards Ceremony & Senior Night - Announcement

15 Apr

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Join us Monday, April 30th for the ABSC Awards Ceremony!

The 2017/2018 short course season for ABSC will go down in the history books as one of the best ever for ABSC! With state championships, college commitments, team records, new qualifying standards, and a Northeast Divisionals Championship for ABSC, we won’t soon for get this year!

So join us as we reflect on the season, give out awards (each practice group will have one or two Coaches Award, Most Improved, and Performance Award swimmers), and honor our graduating seniors. Click here to reserve your spot: RSVP here.

2017 Award Winner List

Here are some more details about the event:
What: End of Season Awards Ceremony. (Food will not be served).
When: Monday, April 30th. Slideshow starts at 5:30, Ceremony starts at 6:00
Where: Athens Academy, in the Harrison Center performance hall.
Who: All ABSC families who swam with us this past 2017/2018 short course season at any time.

Dress Code: Business casual.

You won’t want to miss it! Be sure to RSVP as soon as possible, and we’ll see you there!


ABSC Summer 2018 Long Course Practice Schedule.

2 Apr

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Draft 2 of our 2018 Summer long course practice schedule is here! We will be offering Pups, Superpups, Dawgs, Senior 2, and Senior 1 this summer! Click the link below to see the full schedule for each group (NOTE, Still subject to change):

LC Practice Schedule All Groups

You’ll notice 3 phases of the season (not in chronological order, FYI).

  • Phase 1: Normal practice schedule. This is our base schedule for the summer, but as you’ll see in the next two phases, we’ll face the usual scheduling difficulties that affect this schedule.
  • Phase 2: Week of May 21st schedule. We will use this schedule while some swimmers are still in school this week, and therefore can’t attend mornings.
  • Phase 3: Swim Camp Schedule. Just like the last few summers, we’ll be hosting practices at Bishop Park for most groups during the UGA Swim camp weeks of May 28th – June 8th.

Email with questions!

Goooo Dawgs! Sic ’em!

Back to Back! ABSC is Victorious in Second Straight Northeast Divisionals.

27 Mar

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— March 23rd-25th, 2018. Athens GA

Team records. State Champions. Top-10 national swims. College commitments. It’s been a truly remarkable season for ABSC.

This weekend at the 2018 Northeast Divisional Championships, the Dawgs capped off the season in the most fitting way possible: by achieving one of it’s best meet performances in history!

Due to the wonderful performance ABSC athletes, ABSC is the back-to-back champions of the Divisionals meet! (Final Team Scores). ABSC walked away victorious for the first time after an 8-year drought, last season. But if 2017 was an impressive feat, 2018 would prove even more immaculate. This meet will go down in the record books as one of the best performances all-time by an ABSC team! See some of the stats below for reference:

  • 66% best times – literally 2/3 of all swims were personal bests
  • 4 New Divisionals Meet records: (see below)
  • 3 new team records (see below)
  • Won by more than 2300 points – last year won by a little over 900
  • All together including individual and relay, male and female, and all 5 age groups (8&u, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15&O), there were 138 events swum over three days. Of those events, an ABSC swimmer or relay finished first in 58 of those events, or 42%.
  • Of the 20 relay events offered, ABSC finished 1st in 12 of them, or 60%.
  • Of the 8 relays we didn’t win, ABSC placed 2nd in all but 2 – a 3rd place finish and a DQ’d relay (that would have placed 2nd).

It was a team performance for the ages, and to go along with all of the staggering stats above, ABSC had countless swimmers achieve all, or nearly all personal best times over the course of the weekend. There were also several first-time finals qualifiers in the 11&over sessions, and some breakout performances by the likes Robert Chen, Sofia Clifton, Elin Turner, TJ Lu, Anna Wynne, Helene Best, Anna Ash, and countless more that achieved surprising move-ups from the original rankings to the final placements.

But most importantly, parents are the ones who made it all possible. As the host team, ABSC parents had to pull some serious weight in terms of volunteering. Our parents officiated, timed, announced, provided food in the hospitality room, sold heat sheets, sorted awards, and much more. On top of all that, they were responsible for getting their athletes to the pool in a positive state of mind, full of team spirit and ready to race their hearts out. Thank you ABSC parents for making all this possible!

Our team spirit was on another level this weekend, and the white-out/red-out/black-out theme was a lot of fun. The coaches also enjoyed jumping off the high dive on Sunday night to celebrate the win: ABSC Coaches Jump for Joy.

Check out a few more stats and individual accolades below-

New Divisional Meet Records:

  • Macy Mullis, Girls 15&O 100 back: 55.28
  • Ansley Nunnally, Girls 9-10 100 fly: 1:06.79
  • Ansley Nunnally, Girls 9-10  50 fly: 30.18
  • Karen Zhao, Girls 13-15 100 free: 52.03

New Team Records:

  • Eileen Brook: 11-12 girls 100 back, 1:00.95. Old record by Caroline Allen from 2011 (1:01.90).
  • Karen Zhao: 13-14 girls 100 free, 52.03. Old record by Danielle DellaTorre from 2014, 52.06.
  • Karen Zhao: 13-14 girls 200 free, 1:52.29. Old record by Tara Pierce from 1991, 1:53.35.

High Point Scorers for ABSC by Age Group (Names listed girl then boy): 8&U: Sophia Clifton (151 points) and Vidur Karumbaiah (94.5 points). 9-10: Ansley Nunnally (197 points) and Luke Phillips (127.50 points), 11-12: Eileen Brook (148 points) and Simon Casey (121 points). 13-14: Karen Zhao (147 points) and Gavin Jones (148 points), 15&O: Brynn Halbach (91 points) and Charlie Logan (120 points).

Click here to see ABSC’s top 20 point-scorers from the meet.

Thanks again ABSC families, and I hope you enjoyed a great weekend of swimming. While this is good, the best is still yet to come for our club, and I hope you’ll be with us as we continue to rise.



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