Generals News · Swimming News!!!

We could not let the semester end without letting you know about our fabulous Swim Team, Parents, Friends and Family. The swim team has competed in five swim meets thus far and is making serious waves in the water. On Friday Dec. 14, 2018 at Mountain Park Aquatic Center the ladies and gentleman did a awesome job with several of our generals dropping times and reaching goals of making the county swim meet. This meet could not have been accomplished without the help of the parents, friends and family that came out to help run the meet. If you want to see parent involvement, come to a swim meet as the parents, friends, siblings, neighbors and all come out to help ensure that the meet runs well. Thank you to all Swim Parents who came out and brought others out to help run the meet and support the team. All of your efforts are truly appreciated, thank you.

The meet was very intense as several of the swimmers had goals to reach, with so many waves, splashes, cheers in the building we had several swimmers do some amazing things in the water; words can not describe the excitement that engulfed the swim meet. Help me congratulate the following swimmers:

Ethan Holtzman completed his hunt to qualify for county swim meet in the 100 Breaststroke with the time of 1:08.26 knocking off 8 seconds off his time!!!!! Ethan worked really hard to prepare for the meet and was overjoyed to see his hard work get him to the county swim meet. Ethan is now in the hunt to make state in the 100 Breaststroke, 50 Free and 100 Butterfly.

Isabel Arscott is very quiet but a fierce swimmer; Isabel let it be know that she is a forced not to be taken lightly. Isabel swam the anchor legs of the girls 200 Medley and 200 Freestyle with style and grace as she passed swimmers in the water bringing her team .12 seconds away from qualifying for state in the 200 yard Medley relay. Isabel is in the hunt for her relay team to make state as well as making county and state in the 50 Freestyle and 100 Freestyle. The way Isabel slices through the water I’m sure she will accomplish her goals.

Evan Swain dropped her Breaststroke time by 2 seconds missing the state time by milliseconds.

Toria Coffey continues to make moves towards state Toria missed the state mark in the 100 Butterfly by 1 second and the 200 IM by 3 seconds. Toria has made it her goal to make state in these events.

Patrick Thomas is continuing his amazing swim season he is steadily dropping time and gaining more and more on his competitors. Patrick is getting closer and closer to qualifying in the boys 50 Freestyle and the 100 Freestyle missing by seconds. Patrick hopes to accomplish his goals in this Friday’s meet.

Jaden Tuggule is handling the boys 500 Freestyle, it take a lot of guts to swim 20 laps continuously with hundreds of people watching, Jaden has bravely took on the task and is handling it well.

Kijanna George has stepped up and is now making swimmers take notice of her in the water, Kijanna is improving quickly, she took second place in the girls 200 Freestyle in her second time swimming the event.

Angelica Rojas-Hernandez is making serious waves as she continues to drop her times in the girls 50 Freestyle and 100 Freestyle, not only is she dropping her times she is challenging herself to learn different strokes to become the ultimate competitor.

Danielle Walker swam in her first meet and did an awesome an awesome day. She fought through her fears of competing and did an great job in the 50 Freestyle and the 100 Freestyle.

Their were several swimmers Emily Koschella, and Korahlee Pierre who nearly made the county times missing it by seconds. I’m sure they will achieve the goal of making it to the county and state meets.

Our General swimmers are doing an awesome job making some great times in several events, we also had great performances by Nia Taylor, Yasmine Norah, Tayler Heard, Alexander Arscott, and several other swimmers are stepping up and doing a great job as well contributing to the overall success of the team and meet. If you have any swimmers in your class please congratulate them on a job well done.

Congratulations again to all swimmers and I look forward to another great performance this Friday at West Gwinnett Aquatic Center.

Faculty, Staff and friends come out this Friday and help cheer on our swimmers to victory as we compete against Parkview and Peachtree Ridge. Meet time is at 6:30 PM.

Let’s Go Shiloh!!!! See you at the Pool!!!!!