This past weekend (February 19-21, 2021) the Baylor Swim Club sent twenty-two athletes to compete in the 2021 Southeastern Swimming Short Course Championships at the Huntsville Aquatic Center in Huntsville, AL. With a total team effort, the Baylor Swim Club came away with the women’s team title and finished second overall in the combined team scores. The Baylor men placed 3rd in the overall team scores. The meet featured over 300 athletes from the Southeastern Swimming LSC (Tennessee, Alabama, & the panhandle of Florida).
Leading the way for the Baylor Swim Club were some big-time performances from Ellie Waldrep and Lillie Boggs. Waldrep swam to Southeastern titles in the 50-yard butterfly, 100-yard backstroke, 50-yard backstroke, 100-yard butterfly, and 200-yard backstroke events. She blasted a personal best time of 51.75 in the 100-yard backstroke to break her own Baylor School record of 52.42.
Fifteen-year-old Lille Boggs was equally impressive in the meet. Boggs claimed first-place finishes in both the 500 and 1650-yard freestyle events. Her time of 16:49.90 in the mile broke the Baylor Swim Club team record in the event. The previous record was held by Baylor alumni and 2020 Olympic Trials Qualifier and Addison Smith. Smith is currently a sophomore swimming at the University of North Carolina.
The Baylor men were led by both freshman Drew Hitchcock and sophomore Josean Massucco. Hitchcock finished 2nd in the 200-yard butterfly and 3rd in the 400-yard IM, while Massucco claimed 3rd in the 1650-yard freestyle event. Charlie Han had a breakthrough meet taking the Southeastern title in the 200-yard breaststroke swimming a finals time of 2:03.45.
Top 16 Baylor Finishers
2nd- Girls 400-yard Medley Relay (Ellie Waldrep, Lillie Boggs, Callie West, Logan Watson-Brown)
3rd- Girls 400-yard Free Relay (Logan Watson-Brown, Callie West, Ellie Waldrep, Caroline Schenck)
3rd- Boys 400-yard Free Relay (Josean Massucco, Aidan Sims, Daniel Snyder, Sam Flack)
3rd- Boys 400-yard Medley Relay (Drew Hitchcock, Charlie Han, Josean Massucco, Aidan Sims)
Bre Belcher (6th-50 BR, 7th-100 BR, 200 BR) | Lillie Boggs (1st-500 FR, 1st-1650 FR, 2nd-400 IM, 4th-200 IM, 4th-200 BR, 5th-100 BR) | Lydia Bohannon (14th-50 FLY) | Genevieve O’Neil (5th-400 IM, 6th-200 BK, 7th-100 BK, 10th-200 FLY) | Caroline Schenck (16th-200 BR) | Ellie Waldrep (1st-50 FLY, 1st-100 BK, 1st-50 BK, 1st-200 BK, 1st-100 FLY, 2nd-200 FLY) | Logan Watson-Brown (2nd-200 FR, 3rd-100 FR, 4th-50 FR, 7th-500 FR) | Callie West (13th-50 FLY, 7th-100 FLY, 11th-100 FR, 14th-50 FR)
Sam Flack (4th-1650 FR, 6th-500 FR, 8th-400 IM, 12th-200 BK, 13th-200 FLY, 15th-200 FR) | Charlie Han (1st-200 BR, 4th-100 BR, 12th-400 IM, 13th-200 IM) | Drew Hitchcock (2nd-200 FLY, 3rd-400 IM, 4th-200 IM, 6th-1650 FR, 7th-200 BK, 8th-100 BK) | Josean Massucco (3rd-1650 FR, 4th-200 FLY, 6th-200 IM, 7th-500 FR, 9th-400 IM, 13th-100 FLY) | Owen Seymour (12th-50 BK) | Aidan Sims (5th-200 FLY, 7th-50 FLY, 8th-50 FR, 8th-100 FR, 13th-200 FR, 10th-100 FLY) | Daniel Snyder (5th-1650 FR, 8th-500 FR, 13th-100 FR)