Last night was our final swim of the regular season.  We celebrated Emily Allen before the meet and recognized her parents Joe and Kimberly Allen and welcomed her brother back from college.  Emily has been swimming for NHS for six years and has been the captain for the past two seasons.  Next year Emily plans to attend Anderson University and study graphic design.  We then swam against Airport, Brooklyn-Cayce, Newberry Academy, Mid-Carolina, and Richland Northeast.  Our girls rocked the blocks and came out on top of all five opponents.  The AA/AAA time cuts were made:

2 Automatic State Cut Times

8 State Consideration Times

I will send state rankings out later, but here is a full recap of events.  



Event Result Break Down

Event 1 - 200 Medley Relay 

1st place - Sami Curry, Jenna Burge, Kaley Burge, Kindel Jaeger - State Consideration Times



Event 3 - 200 Freestyle

2nd  place - Mafra Kemper - 5.68 second time drop!!!

3rd place - Kaylen Wofford - 0.69 second time drop!!!


Event 5 - 200 Individual Medley

1st place - Kaley Burge - Automatic State Cut Time 6.13second time drop!!!

5th place - Ellis Kemper 


Event 7 - 50 Freestyle

1st place - Sami Curry - State Consideration Time

3rd place - Emily Allen

7th place - Mafra Kemper 

8th place - Kamara Goodman 1.12 second time drop!!!


Event 9 - 100 Butterfly

1st place - Kaley Burge - State Consideration Time

3rd place - Emily Allen


Event 11 - 100 Freestyle

2nd place - Jenna Burge - State Consideration Time 0.65 second time drop


Event 13 - 500 Freestyle

4th place - Kindel Jaeger - State Consideration Time

6th place - Sami Curry - State Consideration Time

7th place - Ellis Kemper - 0.09 second time drop


Event 15 - 200 Freestyle Relay

1st - Jenna Burge, Emily Allen, Sami Currey, Kaley Burge State Consideration Time 


Event 17 - 100 Backstroke

2nd place - Kindel Jaeger State Consideration Time 2.54 second time drop


Event 19 - 100 Breaststroke 

1st place - Jenna Burge - Automatic State Cut Time

6th place - Kamara Goodman - First time swimming this event


Event 21- 400 Freestyle Relay

2nd - Kindel Jaeger, Ellis Kemper, Kamara Goodman, Emily Allen

Special thanks to:

  • ALL SWIM PARENTS for your constant support, financial contributions to the concession stand, volunteering for timing and officiating meets, driving swimmers to practices and the invitational, and MOSTLY for raising such amazing young ladies.  I truly couldn't do it without you. 
  • Mem Davis for running concessions at all home meets and constantly supporting our team!  
  • Lindsay Boozer & Taylor Harmon for designing, collecting money and orders for our Swim Team Fin Club shirts & showing up to take pictures, time, and cheer on these young ladies
  • Meagan and Dianne Hartness for being our only non-parent cheer section at the Blatt last weekend
  • Mr. Cromer for coming to a cheer us on at our second meet.
  • Mr. Shaw for volunteering to time during our meet on September 8th 
  • Beta Club for allowing members to set up, time, and clean and alleviate parental burden of running meets

If I left someone out, I apologize.  I either didn't see you while in the midst of my coaching duties or my Thursday afternoon brain is just spent.  


Our eyes are now on the AA/AAA State Championship hosted at the North Charleston Aquatic Center next weekend October 9th.