Murphy Competes Against Olympians

The Speedo Champions Series converged on the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in Charlotte, N.C. April 13-16 for the Southern Zone Eastern Sectional swim meet. The meet hosted over 500 of the best swimmers in the world including U.S. Olympians Ryan Lochte, (11-time medalist) and Cullen Jones, (four-time medalist). Continue reading

Quad-A Has Strong Showing at Senior State

Seven swimmers from Quad-A competed at the Georgia Swimming Senior State Championships from December 6th through December 8th. Quad-A finished 4th for the small teams division and 15th overall. All of the swimmers (Clay Copland, Josiah Copland, Maggie Davis, Ryan Davis, Kalman DeMott, Allie Murphy, and David Murphy) achieved personal best times on the way to breaking five individual team records and tying another one. Top individual performances included David Murphy’s 4th place finish in the 100 free and 6th place in the 100 breast. He also made a junior national “B” standard in the 100 breast and a scholastic all American times in his 50 free and 100 breast. The men’s 800 yard freestyle relay team consisting of David Murphy, Ryan Davis, Kalman DeMott, and Clay Copland also finished in the top ten.

Quad-A Prepares for Senior State

Seven Quad-A swimmers prepare for the Georgia Swimming Senior State Championships. The swimmers are looking for the first Senior State title in Quad-A history. This summer they came off their best ever finish of second place. Swimmers will be competing in 22 individual events and 5 relays. This meet will take place from December 6th through December 8th. The following swimmers will be competing: Clay Copland, Josiah Copland, Maggie Davis, Ryan Davis, Kalman DeMott, Allie Murphy, and David Murphy.

Betty Pope Invitational a Huge Success

Around 80 swimmers competed in the Betty Pope Invitational this past weekend. During the meet, the facility was rededicated to one of its chief benefactors – Mrs. Betty Pope. One of the two founders of the Americus Blue Tide swim team, Mrs. Theresa Myers, was also honored. Swimmers from the Darton Aqua-Darts and the Columbus Hurricanes competed in the meet, but yet again Quad-A was victorious. Quad-A swimmers swept the meet with a total of 46 first place finishes. The final scores were: Quad-A- 2630.5, Columbus- 1,096.5, and Darton- 528. Meet results and pictures can be found under thier tabs at the top.

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We have a pool!

David Murphy 5 October 20:19

From: Americus Blue Tide and Friends of the Deriso Pool!!

We were able to extend our deadline so that we could work out an agreement with Georgia Southwestern. Now, today, just one week into October, we signed a bridge agreement that will lead to a one-year lease (Nov 1, 2012 to Oct 31, 2013), subject to Board of Regents approval. Americus Blue Tide will be responsible for the entire utility and chemical bills, and we will be able to run programs and keep all the revenues. Our strategy is to 1) design a comprehensive list of programs, memberships and partnerships, and then 2) publicize and market them widely.

Our Booster Club is an integral and ongoing part of our strategy and we still need everyone’s support to continue and grow the Americus Blue Tide into a sustainable organization. If you have been waiting to contribute until we had a deal in place with GSW, you no longer have to worry. We have a pool!

To all the high school swimmers…get your goggles and swimsuits ready as your season is right around the corner and we have a pool waiting on you.