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AGUILAR ASC SWIMMER OF THE WEEK FOR SECOND WEEK IN A ROW

AGUILAR ASC SWIMMER OF THE WEEK FOR SECOND WEEK IN A ROW

Franklin Spring, GA - For the second week in a row, Santiago Aguilar was voted male Swimmer of the Week for the Appalachian Swimming Conference for the week ending November 21, 2015.

Santiago Aguilar (Emmanuel College JR) set 4 school records (1 NCAA Div. II national cut) at the Brenau University Invite Nov. 21-22. In the 500 Free, Aguilar finished with a school record time of 4:38.78 to a third place finish. In the 100 Fly, he again placed third with a 50.65 (school record) followed by a 53.02 and 1:54.74 in the 100 and 200 Backstrokes; both for 8th place. Winning the 200 Fly may have been Aguilar's individual highlight of his meet, reaching the NCAA D2 National Cut with a time of 1:51.08. In his Relays he split a 1:43.68 helping his team set the school record in the 800 Free Relay (6:57.08), as well as a fly split of 23.01 in the 200 Medley Relay that also set a school record of 1:33.23.

"This marks the 4th EC swimmer to earn ASC Swimmer of the Week this season. Santi had a great meet a Brenau University. Last year in the 500 he was 4:53, this year 4:38. Last year's 200 fly was 1:56, this year 1:51. Last year's 100 fly 53.01, this year 50.65. Our team is progressing, and it is special thing to be a part of!" Commented Head Swim Coach, Allen Gilchrest.

 

Emmanuel College swimming is in its second season as a member of the Appalachian Swimming Conference.  Each week, coaches nominate one male and one female athlete.  Coaches then vote on who to select as "Swimmer of the Week".  There are 15 teams in the ASC including: Alderson Broaddus, Asbury, Brenau, Columbia, Emmanuel, King, LaGrange, Mars Hill, Milligan, Notre Dame, St. Andrews, Union, Urbana, West Virginia, Wheeling Jesuit.
 

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Photo by Dr. Blake Rackley