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Don Henshaw

Peeling my face away from US Trials to quickly discuss an under-rated trait of swimmers looking to chase glory in the pool… Adaptability. It’s an essential characteristic for swimmers looking to shine. Why? Because no matter how deeply you plan, how detailed your goals and process, things will invariably go sideways on you. In those moments, elite swimmers adapt. Here’s a great example. As a 17-year-old, Australia’s Jon Sieben shocks the world to win gold and break the world record in the 200m butterfly at the LA Olympics in 1984....

Don Henshaw

While listening and reading to interviews of swimmers of competing (and thriving) at US Trials, I was struck by a recurring theme. A lot of letting go of past performances. Ignoring the noise outside the pool. And mentally staying in their own lane. Carson Foster is the perfect example of this. Back in 2021, Carson is 19-years old and is expected to make the US Olympic team in one or multiple events, including the 200m and 400m individual medley and the 200m freestyle. But at Trials, things didn’t come together....

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COACHES/OFFICIALS – All non-athlete members must have current certifications and be in good standing for deck access. Please review your USA Swimming App for out of date and upcoming expiring certifications. Bud & Irene Hackett Award – for graduating 2024 Seniors. Deadline to submit is June 28th. More info HERE. 2024 FL Swimming National Support – Summer, Olympic Trials and Winter meets – more info HERE. Scholastic All American – applications are OPEN – more info HERE. Swim Day with the Rays – Saturday, August 17th – more info HERE....

Don Henshaw

On Saturday evening, at the first day of the US Olympic Swim Trials, Gretchen Walsh broke the world record in the 100m butterfly. By a whopping three-tenths of a second. This was on the heels of another huge NCAA championships swim meet, where she’d racked up seven gold medals in a wildly storied NCAA career. During the spring of 2024, she’d also broken the NCAA records in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke, and 100 butterfly. But those incredible performances were done in short course yard pools, where Walsh...

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Longtime and recently retired University of Georgia Bulldogs coach Jack Bauerle has seen a lot of fast swimming over the years. 7-time NCAA team champion. 175 individual NCAA titles. Assistant coach on the US Olympic team staff in 2000, 2004, 2012, 2016, and 2020. As head coach of the US Olympic women’s team at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, he coached the American women to a dominant and golden performance, with the women winning 14 gold medals, the most of any country. Having coached countless greats over the years, including...

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Karter Seluk has been selected to attend the Southern and Eastern Zone Select Camp based on her times from the 2023 Long Course season. The camp runs from June 6 to June 9 in Raleigh, NC on the campus of NC State University. Congratulations to Karter. Hard work pays off!

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GCST swimmers are having oustanding swims at the 2024 Southern Zone Open Water Championships at Barren River State Park in KY. SUNDAY: Karter Seluk, and Katia Bushko were part of the 1st place 14 & Under Girls Team Pursuit. Gio Medina, Parker Seluk, Josef Florek, Ben Lopez, and Kallen Garnier-Chan were part of scoring FL Team Pursuits. SATURDAY: Karter Seluk finished 3rd in the 13-14 Girls 5K Race. Kallen Garnier-Chan won the 11-12 Boys 2K race. More results soon! FRIDAY: Karter Seluk, and Katia Bushko were part of the 1st...

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Naples Meet Results: Event Winners: Cadence Fort (4), Daniel Mayo (1), Grayson Mondragon (7), Amelia Sanderson (2). Swimmers with ALL Best Times: Connor Graves GCST Results w/improvement and FLAGS cuts Full Meet Results

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Kallen Garnier-Chan has been selected in the first round to the 2024 Florida Age Group Zone Team that will compete at 2024 Southern Zone Age Group Championships at Midland, TX on July 24-27, 2024. 4 more spots in each age group / gender will be filled at 2024 Summer FLAGS. Roster