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How does high school swim & dive work?

Season Details

  • Interest meeting in late August
  • Registration in September
  • Season runs through Oct-Jan (State meet is in early Feb)
    • First practice is Oct 10th - Practices are every weekday in the afternoon at a county aquatic center. Specific times and locations will be announced closer to the start of the season.
    • First Meet date eligible to compete per GHSA is Oct 24th. We have 9 meets from October to January. The County meet is in late January, and the State meet is in early February.

Every freshman is eligible to compete! But they must remain eligible after the first semester since we are a winter sport.

Our sport is a great CONDITIONING SPORT if you play fall and spring sports. It’s competitive and FUN! We have many cross country and track athletes that get great off-season cardio, and our baseball players say that swimming is great for their shoulders.

Swim & Dive - Is this one team or two?

Divers have their own practices with specialized dive coaches and divers from other schools. Divers compete both with our team in regular season meets AND in a few dive-only meets with other divers in the county/region. Divers essentially get to be a part of two teams, the MV Swim & Dive and their practice dive team/group! They get the best of both worlds.

Additionally, athletes can participate in both swim and dive. They will practice with their dive group two nights a week and with the swim group three nights a week. We have had many athletes participate in both!

Can I try diving before I commit to the team?

Yes! Collins Hill Aquatic Center is hosting Dive Clinics for athletes interested in learning how to dive. This is a fantastic way to see if this may be something you are interested in.

  • Monday Dive Clinics run at Collins Hill Aquatic Center from June 6th-29th from 5-7pm for $61.
  • Monday/Wednesday Dive Clinics run at Collins Hill Aquatic Center from June 6th-29th at 5-7pm for $121.

You can call Collins Hill Aquatic to register or visit their website under Aquatic Sports/Springboard Diving.

SWATfit info

Swim Atlanta Hamilton Mill offers SWATfit, a program designed to condition and prepare high school swimmers for the high school swim season.

Fall session will be Aug 15th - Oct 14th. There are 3 practices a week: Mondays-Tuesdays-Thursdays from 3:00-4:30pm.

Fall Session Cost is $275.

Space is limited, so register today to save your spot.

**This is OPTIONAL. No athlete is required to participate in this program. Many of our athletes do not participate in programs like these. But we also have athletes that have found them beneficial. It’s completely optional.

Summer League

We encourage all our swimmers to think about joining a Summer League team. Summer League is a great way to stay in shape and refine the skills you will use on the MVHS Swim and Dive team. Here are some teams that are in our area we suggest:

List of Distances/Events

Events are different distances for high school compared to summer league. Boys compete first, followed by girls, in each event. The order is as follows:

  • 200 Medley Relay (4x50 - back, breast, fly, free)
  • 200 Freestyle
  • 200 Individual Medley/IM (fly, back, breast, free)
  • 50 Freestyle
  • 1M Diving
  • 100 Butterfly
  • 100 Freestyle
  • 500 Freestyle
  • 200 Freestyle Relay (4x50)
  • 100 Backstroke
  • 100 Breaststroke
  • 400 Freestyle Relay (4x100)

Do I have to be a year-round athlete/have been swimming/diving since I was little in order to compete in college?

Not at all! We have had 12+ athletes over the last 6 years sign to compete in college, and nearly half of those were athletes that did summer league only or other sports like gymnastics or baseball before trying swim and dive.

This year in particular, we have four athletes who came to us as pretty new athletes during their freshman year, and they are going on to swim or dive in D3 colleges. This is a great sport to give you opportunities in college, even if you have never swam/dove before.

  • Class of 2022: 5 commitments
    • Elijah Bentley, Piedmont University (D3; swim)
      • 28th in county in 500 Freestyle
    • Brandon Randall, Piedmont University (D3; swim)
      • 30th in county in 200 Individual Medley
      • 25th in county in 100 Backstroke
  • Bella Santiago, Piedmont University (D3; swim)
    • 24th in county in 100 Breaststroke
  • Jenna Taylor, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (D1; swim)
    • 4th in county, 7th in state in 200 Individual Medley
    • 6th in county in 100 Butterfly
    • 17th in state in 100 Breaststroke
  • Sam Tennell, Birmingham Southern College (D3; dive)
    • 2nd in county, 6th in state in 1M Diving

My question isn't up here. How can I find the answer?

Please feel free to email us at mountainviewswimdive@gmail.com, and we will help you find the answers you need!

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2021-22 Season Recap

We had another great season as we returned to normal, with spectators allowed at events, all athletes competing together, and a normal county meet with prelims and finals.

Here are some exciting things that happened this season:

  • 250+ PRs (Personal Records) during the regular season
  • 3 dive records broken
  • GCSDBC Male Diver of the Year: Sam Tennell
  • 3 swim records broken
  • 29 county team members
  • 103 county-qualifying times
  • 5 county-qualifying divers
  • 12 county finalists
  • 13 first-time county qualifiers
  • 16 state team members
  • 15 state-qualifying times
  • 2 state-qualifying divers
  • 1 first-time state qualifier
  • 3 state finalists, including 2 top-ten finishes and 1 top-five finish
  • 3 All-State team members
  • 23 new-to-the-team athletes
  • 35 scholar athletes
  • 29 letter recipients
  • 14 first-time letter recipients
  • November Athletes of the Month: Daniel So & Jenna Taylor
  • December Athletes of the Month: Sam Tennell & Charlotte Thompson
  • January Athletes of the Month: Brandon Randall & Elise Tom
  • Outstanding Seniors: Sam Ruona & Elizabeth Grow
  • Fuzziest Bear Award Winners: Jaden Le & Sydney Scheiwe
  • Rookies of the Year: Jayce McKelvey & Elise Tom
  • Diver of the Year: Sam Tennell
  • Coaches Award: Brandon Randall
  • High Point Winners: Daniel So & Jenna Taylor
  • Highest GPAs: Daniel So & Erin Yoon
  • Bronze Bear Award Winners: Matthew Abbasi, Ellie Brown, Anderson Davis, Patrick Do, Sebastian Domanski, Joshua Ghidu, Camilo Guarin, Connor Rothwell, Bella Santiago, Bella Sunderland, Elise Tom, & Zach Wicks
  • Silver Bear Award Winners: Nicholas Ghidu, Jaden Le, Brandon Randall, Daniel So, & Charlotte Thompson
  • Golden Bear Award Winners: Jenna Taylor
  • 2nd Annual Patrick Biancotti Award Winner: Parker Ricks

We are so proud of our athletes for all that they accomplished, and none of this could have been possible without our wonderful Board, our team parents, the GCSDBC, the Gwinnett County Recreation Department, and Georgia Tech. Thank you to everyone who supported our team this season. We couldn't have done it without you!

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2021-2022 Team

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