Sunday, August 1, 2004

SES LC Meet features Sumner County Swimmers

Sumner County Swimmers Excel at Long Course Championships in Tuscaloosa.

August 1, 2004….. Four Sumner County Residents joined the rest of their Excel Aquatics teammates in Tuscaloosa AL this past weekend for the Southeastern Swimming Long Course Championships.

Representing Excel and Sumner County were Kyle Lee, a rising Junior at Hendersonville High School and 2004 Sumner County Male Swimmer of the Year; Katie Mize, a Sumner Academy Alum and rising Freshman at JPII; as well as 10 Year Olds Nikki Fulps and John Mainland.

Kyle Lee placed in the Top 8 in the Boy’s 15-16 Year Old 800 Meter Freestyle (#7) , and the 400 Meter Individual Medley (#5). The 400 Meter IM is one of the most grueling races in swimming, testing the swimmers ability to compete in all four individual strokes in one race. “Kyle did fantastic in the IM, he got his Summer Sectionals qualifying time in the event, and will set his eyes on the Junior Nationals and National cut next summer during Long Course season.” Excel Assistant Coach John Barnes commented.

Katie Mize achieved her Spring Sectional qualifying time in the Girl’s 15-16 Year Old 200 Meter Butterfly, placing 7th in the meet. “Katie has been working hard this summer and it has paid off for her, she is a great example of what you can do for our younger swimmers.”

10 Year Old Nikki Fulps, fresh off competing in a Swim meet in Hawaii the previous week, placed 3rd in the Girl’s 10&Under 100 Meter Breaststroke, and 7th in the 50 Meter Breaststroke. “Nikki has had a fun and memorable summer. She is terrific in her stroke technique, doing as we ask, and it shows every time she competes.”

John Mainland made his first trip to the Southeastern Meet, qualifying and competing in the Boy’s 10&Under 100 Meter Backstroke. “John did terrific this summer, we are proud of his progress and look for him to continue to qualify for future Championship meets.”

Events Competed in by Excel Swimmers who train in Wilson County:

Kyle Lee: 800 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, 100 Breaststroke, 400 Individual Medley

Katie Mize: 800 Freestyle, 400 Individual Medley, 200 Individual Medley, 100 Butterfly, 400 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 Butterfly

Nikki Fulps: 50 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly, 50 Butterfly, 100 Breaststroke, 50 Backstroke, 50 Breaststroke, 100 Backstroke

John Mainland: 100 Backstroke.

· Excel Aquatics is a 2003 & 2004 USA Swimming Silver Medal Club with several training squads based in Gallatin. For more information on Excel Aquatics and complete Meet Results, visit and come to the Excel New Swimmer Placement Trial on August 23rd at the Gallatin Civic Center.

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