Monday, July 26, 2004

Excel Aquatics Try-Outs Notice

Excel Aquatics offers Free Try-Outs to local Summer League Swimmers in response to questions from Sumner County parents.

July 26, 2004….. The summer of 2004 has been an exciting time for swimming in Sumner County! The sounds of summer have included swim meets all across the county, where the sweet smell of chlorine is masked by suntan lotion. Then as a culmination to the summer, on July 23-25, summer teams from across Sumner County participated in the Nashville Swim League City Championships.

“Before the Summer Season even concluded we were hearing from parents from most of the clubs, and they all had similar questions. What’s next? How can my children continue training and building on what they have accomplished this summer?” Excel Aquatics Assistant Coach John Barnes commented. “It does my heart good to see such interest in swimming, combine the Summer League meets with the upcoming Olympics, and interest is out of sight.”

In direct response to the interest from parents across the County, Excel Aquatics, a USA Swimming Silver Medal Club which trains in Gallatin is pleased to announce that they will be holding Placement Trials on Monday, August 23rd at the Gallatin Civic Center from 4:30-6:00pm, to evaluate Sumner County swimmers who are interested in continuing swimming into the Fall and Winter. Coach Barnes emphasized that “this Placement Trial is certainly not limited to just Indian Lakes, Cages Bend, Bluegrass, and Gallatin team swimmers. Anyone with a child that wants to compete in swimming this Fall and Winter is invited to attend the evaluation. We get children all the time that have no summer league experience, but have learned how to swim and want to take it one step further. We encourage anyone wanting to give year-round competitive swimming a try to come to the Placement Trials, in addition to that free evaluation, we will be offering a free two week try-out period to those who come to the Trials.”

For more information, visit, or email Coach Barnes at

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