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Congratulations to the following AGS swimmers for being named members of the LADDER OF SUCCESS by Gulf Swimming for the 2017 long course season. The Ladder of Success names the 5 fastest swimmers (male and female) in each race for the entire season in all of Southeast Texas. (Currently there are over 10,000 swimmers registered in Southeast Texas) 11-12 Girls: Zody Bennett: 2nd - 100 Back - 1:09.98 11-12 Boys: Eric Xiao: 1st - 50 Free - 26.46 1st - 100 Free - 59.46 2nd-50 breast - 33.39 3rd - 100 beast - 1:15.11 1st - 50 fly - 28.16 3rd - 100 fly - 1:03.32 2nd - 200 IM - 2:23.12 15-16 Girls: Julia Cook: 1st - 50 Free - 26.28 1st - 100 Free - 55.61 1st - 200 Free - 2:03.63 5th - 400 Free - 4:25.06 1st - 50 back - 29.11 2nd - 100 Back - 1:03.33 1st - 200 Back - 1:54.48 3rd - 50 breast - 34.51 2nd - 200 IM - 2:22.78 Jessica Peng: 5th - 200 Free - 2:05.17 5th - 50 fly - 29.35 17-18 Boys: Peter Simmons: 2nd - 50 back - 26.99 2nd - 100 back - 57.60 2nd - 200 back - 2:06.32 5th - 50 fly - 25.72 These swimmers will be invited to the Gulf Swimming awards banquet in September and will receive t-shirts listing them as members of the Ladder of Success!!
to Jessica Peng and Peter Simmons for
being named to the USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team for
2017. High School sophomores, juniors and seniors who
achieve a 3.5 GPA during the current academic year in addition
to certain time standards are eligible to receive this
Congratulations to Julia Cook who competed for Team USA at the 2017 FINA World Junior Championships in Indianapolis. Julia was a part of the mixed 400 free relay that placed 2nd in the world and the women's 400 free relay that also placed 2nd in the world.
Julia was also named to USA Swimming's 2017-2018 National Junior Team!! The National Junior Team is made up of athletes who are 18 or younger as of 09/01/17 and is pulled from FINA’s world rankings, with the top 2 swimmers in each Olympic event making the team.
Julia was named for her swim in the 100 meter freestyle (55.61) at the World Championship Trials in June. Julia's placement on the US NJT will also make Aggie Swim Club Head Coach Henry Clark a USA Swimming National Jr Team Coach! Congrats, Coach Henry! https://swimswam.com/usa-swimming-names-2017-2018-national…/
Congratulations to Peter Simmons for his verbal commitment to Texas A&M University! https://swimswam.com/3x-texas-5a-state-champ-peter-simmons-verbally-commits-texas/
Congratulations to Julia Cook for her accomplishments at World Championship Trials in Indianapolis, Indiana. Julia qualified for the 2017 FINA World Junior Championship team in the 4x 100 meter freestyle relay by posting the 3rd fastest qualifying time in the 100 meter freestyle (55.61). Watch Julia's race HERE.
Zody Bennett earned her first Sectionals time standard in the 100 meter backstroke and is our youngest ever Sectionals qualifier.
Peter Simmons won the 50, 100 and 200 backstroke and earned meet records in those events at the 2017 Southern Senior Zones Championship Meet held in August, 2017 at the Texas A&M Rec Center.
Congratulations to Eric Xiao for winning the high point award for 11-12 boys at 2017 Long Course TAGS. He won the 50 free, 100 free, 100 breast, 50 fly and 200 IM and placed 2nd in the 50 breast and 100 fly. Eric also broke 6 team records.