Allatoona Swim and Dive

County and State Qualifiers

Congratulations to the following STATE QUALIFIERS:

Austin Gowin
Amanda Hokky
Zach Kazerooni
Erika Delker
Travis Delker
Katie Heilman
Morgan Haney
Raleigh Webb
Jackson Vander Werf
Caitlyn McHugh
Julia Nichols
Allison Nettles
Sarah Duncan
Gigi Jarvis

Congratulations to the following County Qualifiers:



Austin Gowin
Amanda Hokky
Zach Kazerooni
Erika Delker
Travis Delker
Katie Heilman
Morgan Haney
Raleigh Webb (7th place in county in 50 Free)
Jackson Vander Werf
Caitlyn McHugh (1st Place in County for 200 Free & 500 Free)
Julia Nichols
Katelyn Ross
Sarah Duncan
Allison Nettles
Gigi Jarvis

Indian Invite



This Saturday, the AHS Swim and Dive Team competed in the 13th Annual Indian Invite.  CONGRATULATIONS to EACH of our Allatoona Buccaneer Swimmers for the team’s 2nd PLACE finish!!!

State Qualifying Times

Caitlyn McHugh (100 Back)

A HUGE Congrats to our BOYS 400 FREE RELAY for their STATE Qualification!  Travis Delker, Austin Gowin, Jackson Vander Werf, and Raleigh Webb qualified for state with a time of 3:40.97 (3 plus seconds faster than the state qualifying time!)

Congratulations to the following on their updated STATE Qualifying TIMES:

Caitlyn McHugh (200 IM)

Wheeler Mid-Winter Invite

This Friday, the AHS Swim and Dive Team completed in the Wheeler Mid-Winter Invite.  The BUCS were an amazing sight with multiple county qualifiers, and several cuts in times for previous state qualifiers.

Congratulations to the following on their COUNTY QUALIFYING TIMES:

Amanda Hokky (100 Back)

Zach Kazerooni (100 Back)

Allison Nettles (100 Free)

Katelyn Ross (100 Breast)

Jackson Vander Werf (100 Breast)

Raleigh Webb (100 Fly)

STATE QUALIFIERS (updated times):

Caitlyn McHugh (new time in the 500 Free & 100 Fly)

NCCS Invite

The first meet of the new year was a great success for the AHS Buccaneers!  Our girls placed 3rd, the boys 6th, and overall, we placed 5th!  GO BUCS!!!  Additionally, at the dive meet hosted by Kennesaw Mountain, Erika placed 4th and Sarah placed 6th — great job BUCS!!!  Overall, Erika and Sarah placed 2nd as a Girls Dive Team! Congratulations!!!

2nd Place KMHS Dive Invitational

KMHS Dive Invitational - 2nd Place AHS

Congratulations to the following on their County Qualifying Times:

Julia Nichols (100 Fly)

Raleigh Webb (100 Free)**


Raleigh Webb (100 Free & Raleigh shaved off 1 second in his 50 Free from the previous meet)

An additional CONGRATULATIONS goes to our Girls 200 Medley Relay and the Girls 200 Free Relay.  In the Medley Relay, the girls shaved almost 5 SECONDS off their previous BEST time; in the 200 Free Relay, another second was shaved off!  Great Job Ladies!  GO BUCS!!!

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Cobb Quads

This weekend, our swimmers competed in the Cobb Quads, Division III.  Overall, the team saw more county and state qualifiers (and many more swimmers who were close to county and state qualifying times with significant drops in previous times!).  Our divers, Sarah and Erika, continued to impress with their intense dives at great degrees of difficulty!  A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to the BOYS 200 FREE RELAY (Austin Gowin, Jackson Vander Werf, Travis Delker, and Raleigh Webb) for their skillful competition and performance in the 200 Free Relay (and the subsequent STATE QUALIFYING TIME)!!!  The boys swam a 1:37.09 to qualify.  

Congratulations to the following on their County Qualifying Times:

Travis Delker (100 Free)

Austin Gowin (50 Free & 100 Free)

Amanda Hokky (200 Free)

Caitlyn McHugh (100 Free & 100 Breast)**

Raleigh Webb (50 Free)**


Caitlyn McHugh (100 Free & 100 Breast)***

Raleigh Webb (50 Free)***


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Eagles Invite

This weekend, our swimmers and divers competed in both the Wheeler Dive Meet and the Eagles Invite.  Huge congratulations to Erika Delker for placing 7th in the dive meet!  Erika is well on her way to qualifying for state in dive!  In the Eagles Invite, our girls placed 5th, our boys 7th — overall, AHS Swim and Dive placed 7th!  Go BUCS!  A huge congratulations to TRAVIS DELKER for qualifying for STATE in the 500 Free!!!

Congratulations to the following swimmers for their County Qualifying Times:

Katie Heilman (200 Free)

Morgan Haney (200 IM & 100 Fly)

Allison Nettles (100 Back)


Travis Delker (500 Free)

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Spartan Sprints

This Saturday, our swimmers and divers competed in the Spartan Sprints!  The girls placed 3rd overall, the boys 6th overall.  Our team did a great job — tying for 4th place!!!  Coach Downey and I are very proud of our swimmers and divers for their hard work, dedication, and amazing efforts.   Our divers, Sarah Duncan and Erika Delker placed 1st and 2nd in the women’s dive competition!  Great job BUCS!!!

Congratulations to the following swimmers for their efforts in County Qualifying Times:  

Jackson Vander Werf (100 Free);

Katie Heilman (100 Free);

Julia Nichols (200 IM);

Caitlyn McHugh (200 IM; 500 Free)


Caitlyn McHugh –  200 IM; 500 FREE  

Finally, our Girls Relay Qualified once again in the 400 Free Relay (with a time of 4:02.90)!!!

Excellent job to all our swimmers and divers!  Everyone is improving each week, dropping times, perfecting strokes, and supporting one another!  GO BUCS!!!

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Cobb Time Trials & Cobb Relays

This Friday and Saturday, our swimmers competed against almost 2 dozen teams from across Cobb County and Paulding County in the Cobb Time Trials and Cobb Relays.  The efforts by our swimmers were amazing!  We added to the previous meet’s swimmers with County Qualifying times AND had individual and relay STATE Qualifying times!!!  The Allatoona Swim & Dive Team placed 13th overall, with the girls tying for 9th place!!

Huge congratulations go out to the following swimmers for County Qualifying times:  Travis Delker, Katie Heilman, Caitlyn McHugh, Allison Nettles, Julia Nichols, and Jackson vander Werf!!!  

Travis qualified in the 200 Free (adding to last meet’s county qualifiers);

Katie qualified in the 50 Free and 200 IM;

Caitlyn qualified in the 200 Free and 100 YD Butterfly;

Allison qualified in the 100 YD Butterfly and 100 YD Breast Stroke (adding to last meet’s county qualifiers);

Julia qualified in the 100 Back (dropping over 2 seconds from last week!);

Jackson qualified in the 50 Free (dropping exactly one second from last week!)


A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS goes out to CAITLYN MCHUGH for her individual STATE QUALIFIERS in the 200 FREE and 100 YD Butterfly!!!!

Another HUGE Congratulations goes out to Morgan Haney, Katie Heilman, Caitlyn McHugh, and Allison Nettles for STATE Qualifying times in the Girls Medley Relay and Girls 200 Free Relay!!!  Congratulations ladies!  GO BUCS!!!


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Swim and Dive at Mr. Bursmith’s Retirement Celebration

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Congratulations goes out to your AHS Swim and Dive Team for winning 3rd PLACE at the FIRST MEET of the season!!!  Travis Delker and Allison Nettles made county qualifying times in their evens (500 Free, 100 Breast for Travis & 200IM, 50 Free for Allison)!!!!  All swimmers improved their times from practice and many more are set to make county cuts in the next few meets!   Both our Men’s and Women’s 200 Free Relays were close to State Qualifying times as well!  I couldn’t be more proud of our swimmers and can’t wait to see what the rest of the season holds!!!  GO BUCS!!!


3rd Place

3rd Place





Meet Schedule:

AHS Meet Schedule