The North Gwinnett boys needed a spark Saturday.
ATLANTA — The Brookwood girls gave deep Lassiter a run for its money, but knew going into the final event their two-year reign at the top was coming to an end.
ATLANTA — North Gwinnett's boys swimming and diving team unseated four-time defending champion Brookwood and did it without a single individual winner. In fact, the Bulldogs didn't place anyone in the top three.
ATLANTA — The Wesleyan boys and Greater Atlanta Christian girls both finished as runners-up at the Class 1-3A swimming championships Saturday at Georgia Tech.
Gwinnett County swimming titles, even for high schools that win them often, are exciting. For Berkmar, the buzz was at another level two weeks ago.
For the past four years, many of the nation’s top swimmers have chased Jake Magahey, typically to no avail.
NORCROSS — North Gwinnett’s girls made another serious challenge for the title Saturday night at the Gwinnett County Swimming and Diving Championships, but Brookwood finished on top again.
NORCROSS — On occasion, the team trophy celebration at the Gwinnett County Swimming and Diving Championships is slightly subdued. Saturday wasn’t one of those times.
Brookwood’s Jack Gayle was one of 23 high school coaches selected for national recognition by the National Federation of State High School Associations’ Coaches Association.
STONE MOUNTAIN — Issues with the computer scoring program caused some turmoil at the end, but didn’t change who stood atop of the podium Wednesday at the Gwinnett County girls diving meet.
The Gwinnett County swimming and diving championship, with only a few exceptions, has been traded back and forth between Brookwood and Parkview for more than 20 years. North Gwinnett hopes to be one of those exceptions this weekend.
Norcross’ Jacob Budnitz stood at the top of the podium at last year’s state swimming meet, a champion in the 100 breaststroke, and savored the moment.
Looking at how things were lining up ahead of last year’s state swimming meet, Wesleyan head coach Kevin Kadzis came to the conclusion it would be best for the team to have Hannah Wasmuth in the 200 individual medley.
Thomas Nguyen is a Brookwood grad who went on to swim for Florida Southern and internationally as a backstroker. He's also a product of, and longtime coach for, SwimAtlanta.
Even Jim Reason’s kids, senior Tyler and sophomore Parker, didn’t know he had 199 wins the night before Duluth’s first swimming and diving meet of the season.
Gwinnett-based SwimAtlanta won its first Junior Nationals championships in 21 years over the weekend, and one of its swimmers did something rarer in the meet at Georgia Tech.
The Duluth-based Wildcat Swim Club won the boys division, the Cornerstone Christian boys took second and Gwinnett swimmers and divers posted a number of top performances over the weekend at the Georgia Middle School Championships.
The Gwinnett County Swim and Dive Booster Club announced the county’s swimmers and divers of the month for November this week.
Gwinnett-based SwimAtlanta won the men’s, women’s and combined titles at last week’s Georgia Short Course Senior State Championships.
Sarah-Grace Thompson, a senior at Mountain View, is one of the top sprint swimmers in Gwinnett. She's the three-time defending county champ in the 100 backstroke. She won the 100 freestyle as a sophomore and was second as a freshman and junior.