Baylor Stanton Breaks 3 Records at Gwinnett County Swim League Championships

2022 Gwinnett County Swim League Championships

  • July 7-10
  • McAuley Aquatic Center at Georgia Tech
  • Short course yards (SCY)
  • Results

Several county records fell last weekend at the Gwinnett County Swim League (GCSL) Championship meet at Georgia Tech’s McAuley Aquatic Center. 

Connemara’s Baylor Stanton broke three boys 13-14 (SCY) records in the 50-yard backstroke (23.02), 50-yard freestyle (21.22), and 50-yard breaststroke (27.30). His 50 breast time was more than half a second faster than his previous best from February, and his 50 back time was exactly half a second quicker. In the 50 free, Stanton’s mark was slightly off his personal-best 20.87 from March, which ranks as the fourth-fastest this season among 14-year-old boys nationally and 39th all-time in the boys 13-14 age group. The 14-year-old Gwinnett Aquatics club swimmer totaled 108 points, most in his division.

Five of the top ten scorers in the 13-14 division came from overall team champion Flowers Crossing, which took home its first title in the history of the talent-packed recreational youth league. Head coach Jack Gayle went out on a high note in his final season coaching the Flower Crossing summer league squad.

“They didn’t just perform, I mean, they turned in one of the most dominating performances I’ve seen at the county meet,” Gayle told the Gwinnett Daily Post

Hailey Dopson led Flowers Crossing individually with 108 points while snapping two county records along the way. The 14-year-old reset the mark in the 50 fly with a 25.70, which ranks 17th among 14-year-old girls this season. Dopson also broke the 50 back record with a 26.74, three-hundredths of a second off her personal best from February. In the 100 IM, she came .2 away from another record but still clocked a 58.61, the 10th-fastest time nationally among 14-year-old girls this season.

The sixth county record came courtesy of Preston Lin, who was representing Chateau Elan in the boys 15-18 bracket. He lowered his own 50 breast record from last year with a 25.19. The George Washington commit won the 100 breast title at the GHSA 6A-7A State Championship in February. His Chateau Elan squad placed second with 3,254.5 points behind Flowers Crossing’s 3,510.5. Chateau Elan’s head coach, Rick Creed, used to coach Gayle at Parkview High School.

Ben Irwin totaled the most points (108) in the oldest age division. The 17-year-old Georgia Tech commit picked up three victories in the 50 back (22.38), 100 free (45.64), and 50 fly (21.78) — the latter two of which marked personal bests. On the girls side, 15-year-old Hannah-Claire Jowers led the oldest division with 104 points. She posted a personal-best 30.44 in the 50 breast and added a win in the 100 IM with a 1:00.30.

Team standings

  1. Flowers Crossing, 3,510.5
  2. Chateau Elan, 3,254.5
  3. Thunderbolts, 3,133
  4. Spalding Corners, 3,038
  5. Wild Timber, 2,431.5

Individual rankings

6-and-under

Girls

  1. McKinley Morgan, Chateau Elan, 72
  2. Reynolds Bowers, Flowers Crossing, 65
  3. Lucy Sarris, Spalding Corners, 62

Boys

  1. Rohan Bhalani, Thunderbolts, 64
  2. Ben El-Alam, Evergreen Lakes, 64
  3. Dean Weyandt, Thunderbolts, 63
  4. Ethan van Maanen, Hanarry West, 63
  5. Bowen Van Beber, Rivermoore, 56

7- and 8-year-olds

Girls

  1. Abigail Kingery, Maple Ridge, 108
  2. Grace Zazzi, Flowers Crossing, 101
  3. Harper Singleton, Rivermoore, 100
  4. Zoe Herrera, Hamilton Mill, 97
  5. Ave Zielinski, Coopers Pond, 92

Boys

  1. Theo Channavong, Parkview, 105
  2. Baylor Thompson, Flowers Crossing, 99
  3. Nate Bollier, Hamilton Mill, 98
  4. Camden Olson, Fields Club, 97
  5. Alex van Maanen, Hanarry West, 94

9- and 10-year-olds

Girls

  1. Bethany Pham, Mountain Park, 108
  2. Allie Burns, Summit Chase, 102
  3. Mallory Klemmer, Thunderbolts, 100.5
  4. Edie-Cate Jowers, Hanarry Estates, 98
  5. Alara Pruitt, Bright Water, 93.5

Boys

  1. Mack Irwin, Lansmoore, 108
  2. Jude Stanton, Connemara, 101
  3. Logan Laraki, Hanarry Estates, 99
  4. Jason Cocian, Thunderbolts, 97
  5. Henry Crutchfield, Peachtree Station, 93

11- and 12-year-olds

Girls

  1. Elise Cochling, Edgewater, 108
  2. Melanie Jones, Chateau Elan, 100
  3. Susie Kang, Morning View, 99
  4. Kathryn Tarpley, Parkview, 98
  5. Savannah Hook, Rivermoore, 98

Boys

  1. Jonathan Malonza, Cedar Creek, 105
  2. Austin Klemmer, Thunderbolts, 105
  3. Ryan Qi, Berkeley Hills, 97
  4. Adel Skopljake, Edgewater, 96
  5. Eezen Khoh, Jones Bridge, 95

13- and 14-year-olds

Girls

  1. Hailey Dopson, Flowers Crossing, 108
  2. Nicole Amike, Flowers Crossing, 105
  3. Morgan Davis, Summit Chase, 97
  4. Cameron Pritchett, Flowers Crossing, 96
  5. Sophie Hamilton, Coopers Pond, 95.5

Boys

  1. Baylor Stanton, Connemara, 108
  2. Carson Waters, Rivermoore, 105
  3. Anthony Pham, Mountain Park, 99
  4. Thien Nguyen, Flowers Crossing, 97
  5. Ean Silvers, Flowers Crossing, 97

15- to 18-year-olds

Girls

  1. Hannah-Claire Jowers, Hanarry Estates, 104
  2. Jayla Thompson, Wild Timber, 100
  3. Iris Ochoa, Hamilton Mill, 97
  4. Morgan Jenny, Wild Timber, 95
  5. Ashley Morton, Wild Timber, 94
  6. Jordan Hildebrand, Chateau Elan, 94

Boys

  1. Ben Irwin, Lansmoore, 108
  2. Tyler Schroeder, Steeple Station, 100
  3. Zach Cameron, Waterton, 100
  4. Dylan Yin, Mountain Park, 98
  5. Andy Zhu, Mountain Park, 94

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anonymous
4 months ago

Summer Rec league? I know it’s huge in Georgia, but I would think the USA Swimmers would be focusing more on LCM.

DeepSouthAtl
Reply to  anonymous
4 months ago

The 14u LCM state meet is this weekend and Senior state is the next one.
It’s a league that has a long tradition of the club team kids still enjoying and engaging in GCSL and this meet is affectionally referred to as “the Super Bowl”

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