Ellie Waldrep Crushes Olympic Trails Qualifying Time in the 100 Backstroke on Day 2 of Atlanta Classic
ATLANTA, GA- Day 2 of the Atlanta Classic Swim Meet was headlined by Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School sophomore Ellie Waldrep. She dropped at 1:02.14 to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Team Trials in the 100-meter backstroke to finish sixth overall in a very competitive championship finals heat. This is the second Baylor Swim Club athlete to qualify for Olympic Trials this weekend as Cecilia Porter made the cut in the 100-meter breaststroke on Friday. The meet features some of the top swimmers from all across the country, and is being swum at the world-class Georgia Tech McAuley Aquatic Center, the home pool of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. The Olympic Team Trials- Swimming will be held June 21-28, 2020 at CHI Health Center in Omaha, NE.
ATLANTA, GA- The Baylor Swim Club got off to a hot start on Day 1 of the 2019 Atlanta Classic Swim Meet. Cecilia Porter qualified for the 2020 Olympic Team Trials in the 100-meter breaststroke swimming a time of 1:10.34 in the morning prelims session. She ended up taking 6th overall in the event in evening finals. This meet features some of the top swimmers from all across the country, and is being swum at the world-class Georgia Tech McAuley Aquatic Center, the home pool of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. The Olympic Team Trials- Swimming will be held June 21-28, 2020 at CHI Health Center in Omaha, NE.
ATLANTA, GA- Five Baylor Swim Club athletes will travel to Atlanta, GA to race in the 2019 Atlanta Classic Swim Meet. The meet gets started on Friday, May 17th and finishes on Sunday, May 19th. The five student-athletes that will be racing this weekend are Alex Borisov, Jack Kirby, Cecilia Porter, Addison Smith, and Ellie Waldrep. This meet features some of the top swimmers from all across the country and will be swum at the world-class Georgia Tech McAuley Aquatic Center, the home pool of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. See the links below to follow all the action in Atlanta this weekend.
BERKELEY, CA- Baylor School / Baylor Swim Club alumni Kristen Vredeveld was awarded one of two PAC-12 postgraduate scholarships based on her academic accomplishments at the University at California at Berkeley and devotion to pursuing graduate studies. She will receive a scholarship worth $9,000 and will attend law school at Boston University in the fall of 2019. Kristen has spent the last two years working for the Teach Across America Program in an inner-city school in Atlanta, GA.
DENVER, CO– Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School Head Coach Dan Flack traveled to Denver, CO (May 7-9) to attend the 2019 USA National Team Coaches Seminar. This will be the second year in a row that Flack attended the elite coaches conference.
Only the top 1% of coaches in USA Swimming are invited to this conference. Coach Flack was invited to this seminar based on placing athletes on the USA Swimming National and National Junior teams over the past few years. He participated in lectures and seminars as USA Swimming will be preparing for the 2020 Olympic Team Team Trials in Omaha, and the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
CHATTANOOGA, TN– This past weekend April 26-28, 2019 the Baylor Swim Club hosted and competed in the 2019 Arena Long Course Invitational held at the Baylor School Natatorium. Baylor Swim Club had over 100 athletes participate in the two and a half day meet. Over 600 swimmers from the states of Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama competed in the swim meet. Special congratulations to all the Baylor Swim Club athletes that participated in meet, and thank you to all the parents that volunteered their time this past weekend!
Baylor Swim Club’s Addison Smith started the meet in record setting fashion in the 400 meter IM. Smith swam a time of 4:55.62 breaking the open long course team record in the event. The previous record was held by Savannah Napier which was set back in 2010.