Championship Meet Recap

Todd Hoffmeier

What a great way to end our Senior Champ short course season! Our GTSA qualifying swimmers were highly motivated and came each day with great personalities and ready to conquer each race. Our swimmers performed and raced and earned personal top times and set a few new team records at the championship meet.

On Thursday, March 7 th , the first event for GTSA was the men’s 800-yard freestyle relay (Tindoll, Parmer, Medina, Izzi) where our team had a massive time drop of 18 seconds. The next day, the men came back and did it again in the 200-yard freestyle relay by achieving another time drop over 2 seconds.

It was great to see and hear the positive attitudes and total team support throughout the championship meets. All of the swimmers took total pride, personal responsibility and were enthusiastically accountable for preparing to be the best they can be.  Below, are the swimmers who represented us at the Senior Championship Meet, March 7 – 10, 2024….


  • Anthony Helmer - Had three Senior Champ cuts – 200-yard Breaststroke, 50-yard Breaststroke & 100-yard Breaststroke
  • Sander Izzi - Set two new team records in the 50-yard Breaststroke with a timeof 27.81 and the 50-yard Butterfly with a time of 23.51
  • Alex Medina - Improved in all 4 of his individual events and 5 relays he swum in.
  • Joseph Parmer - Achieved top times in all 5 of the relays he swum in.
  • Brody Tindoll – Was one of the youngest swimmers in the Senior Champ Meet and performed at top-notch. Broke his own 50-yard Backstroke record with a time of 26.32.

Highest Individual Place:

  •  Sander Izzi – 19th place in the 50-yard Butterfly (23.67)

Largest Time Improvement:

  • Sander Izzi – 200-yard Breaststroke with an improvement of 5.83

FLAG Championship Meet Recap, March 1 – 3, 2024

Our GTSA Qualifiers represented GTSA very well at the Age Group Championship meet in Orlando. The first night, GTSA had 100% best times and each swimmer came ready to race. The entire team, all three days, performed at a premium from sprints to the 400-yard IM and all the relays were spectacular. GTSA’s high scorer was Brody Tindoll (14 years old) with 64 points followed by Darwin Walker (10 years old) with 28 points. The total points netted GTSA a 19 th place finish on the men’s side out of 33 teams and an overall finish in 23rd place.

More Record-Breaking Performances….
Brody Tindoll continues to shine with THREE more 13 – 14 year old team records in the last few weeks. He now holds the record in….200-yard Backstroke with a time of 2:01.76, 50-yard Backstroke - 26.58 and 100-yard Backstroke - 56.58. Big congratulations to Brody!

Darwin Walker placed in the Top 20 in all of his events with his highest individual place being 9th in the 50-yard Breaststroke. Congratulations Darwin!

Fun Fact

GTSA’s improvement report showed we had 32 best times which calculates out to apercentage rate of 88.9% for the entire FLAG Championship Meet. Stunning job done by the FLAG Championship team. Congratulations to the following swimmers who participated in the meet!
❖ Nico Ceballos              ❖ Mason Lucius
❖ Parker Cribbs              ❖ Brody Tindoll
❖ Molly Graham             ❖ Darwin Walker
❖ Reece Herrmann        ❖ Paul White
❖ Ryder Herrmann         ❖ Jayden Woitas