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ABT’s DeMott sets team record at State Championship

From STAFF REPORTS

The Americus Blue Tide (ABT) Swim Team’s 14-year old sprint star, Antony DeMott, won the ‘C’ final at the Georgia Short Course State Swimming Championships last month, setting a new team (47.91) record in the 100-yard freestyle event. Swimming against competitors twice his age, DeMott was the fastest in his age group by over a second and a half. DeMott set a personal-best time in the 50-yard freestyle (21.77) as well, winning the ‘D’ in that event. Again, DeMott was the fastest in his age group by over half a second. He also completed his stellar performance with personal bests in the 100-yard breastroke (1:05.50), and the 100-yard backstroke (56.55).
Up next, the ABT will compete at the Ralph Crocker Classic at Auburn University with a team of thirteen athletes that includes: Taylor Bacon, Allison Bell, Lanna Bell, Lynnsey Bell, Jordan Brown, Timothy Chase-Hill, Alex Collins, Antony DeMott, Kalman DeMott, Eleanor Driggers, Emma Elliott, Tissa Evans, Kelli Hill, Taylor Humphrey, Daniel Iordanov, Madison Keen, Ada Larson, Landry Liston, and Cole Parkinson.
The Blue Tide offers a free week of training for interested swimmers at the Georgia Southwestern State University pool Monday through Thursday 4:00-5:00 p.m., and in Albany at the Darton State College pool from 5:00-6:00 p.m. You can also visit www.georgiabluetide.com or call (229) 924-3863 for more information.