GCA Swim Teams Finish Strong

Congratulations to the GCA Middle and Upper School Swim Teams who ended their season with strong performances in the pool!  One swimmer, Caitlyn Perkey, will compete at the state meet on Feb. 7-8.  GCA diver, 8th grader Alex Sponcia, came in first place in the middle school diving portion and will continue competing at the regional level May 1-3.  His next diving competition will be with USA Diving.

Read the full story at www.gcarams.org.  Congratulations, Rams!  We're so proud of your fantastic effort!

The swim and dive regular season concluded this weekend for all but one GCA swimmer, Caitlyn Perkey, in the KISL and KMSSL Swimming and Diving Championship Meets held at UT.

UPPER SCHOOL Swim Team Results:

There were 36 high school teams from across east Tennessee in attendance.  All 5 GCA Upper School swimmers collected a season best time during the meet.  Freshman Caitlyn Perkey made it to the Finals session in both the 200 yd Freestyle and 500 yd Freestyle event.  She finished 15th place in the 200 Free, moving up one spot from the preliminary session.  She finished 7th in the 500 Freestyle moving up 3 spots from her seed time.  Caitlyn will swim these same two events at the State Meet to be held on Feb. 7-8.  The 200 yd Free Relay team of Olivia Farmer, Emily Morgan, Briley Bube and Caitlyn Perkey made it back to Finals as an alternate in 17th place.

MIDDLE SCHOOL Swim Team Results:

There were 22 middle school teams from across east Tennessee in attendance.  8th grader Alex Sponcia finished 1st in the middle school diving portion of the meet.  All 6 GCA Middle School swimmers collected a season best time during the meet and showed significant improvements over the season.  The 200 yd Mixed Free Relay team of Kalynna Downward, Winston Woodard, Ella Greene & Noah Taylor finished in 13th place.  The 200 yd Free Relay team of Wyatt Noe, Colin Willis, Noah Taylor & Winston Woodard finished in 15th place.