Monday, June 28, 2004

Summer Sizzler features Sumner County Swimmers

Sizzling Swimmers in Sumner County

June 28, 2004....It was a swim meet where 2004 Olympic hopefuls mingled with the Olympic hopefuls of the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympics. It was a meet where the youngest swimmers could watch some of the older swimmers who are on their way to the Olympic Trials next month and potentially beyond. It was the 2004 NAC Summer Sizzler in Nashville TN, and some of our very own neighbors were there and adding their own sizzle to the meet.

Nikki Fulps, John Mainland, Taylor Hinson, Kathryn George, and Haley George represented Sumner County and Excel Aquatics at the meet. They got the opportunity to watch this year’s Olympic hopefuls in action, while showcasing their own talents as well.

“All of these kids did well at this meet, with every one of them having improvements in some of their events. There have been a lot of the normal summer time distractions recently, and they have dealt with them and are swimming through them.” Coach Todd Griffin commented. “We improved in a lot of areas of stroke development and race strategy that we needed to improve in, and we identified other areas that we can now focus on, while continuing to reinforce what we have already learned. I’m proud of all of them and how they are working.”

Those placing in the Top 8 of their age group were:

Nikki Fulps: 10&Under 50 Meter Breaststroke 8th Place (0:46.94), 100 Meter Breaststroke 3rd Place (1:38.22), and 50 Meter Backstroke 8th Place (0:44.36).

Kathryn George: 11&12 100 Meter Butterfly 5th Place (1:17.74).

· Excel Aquatics is a 2003 & 2004 USA Swimming Silver Medal Club with several training squads based in Gallatin. For more information on Excel Aquatics, visit

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