Baylor Relay Fastest In U.S., Raiders Boast 11 All-Americans

Eleven Baylor swimmers earned National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) All-American status for the 2018-19 high school swimming season, including the state champion girls' 200 medley relay team of Ellie Waldrep, Jewel Gordon, Addison Smith, and Callie West that posted the fastest time in the U.S. in the event this year. The Raider quartet touched in a school and state record 1:39.9, and became the 16th Baylor relay team to rank first in the nation.

Individual All-Americans
  • Addison Smith '19 - The Princeton-bound Smith was named All-American in the 500 freestyle, 200 freestyle, and 200 IM. Her state championship performance in the 500 freestyle was the sixth fastest time in the country and the second fastest by a senior. Smith has qualified for the 2020 United States Olympic Trials and will be competing at the USA Swimming Senior National Championships at Stanford University later this summer.
  • Ellie Waldrep '21 - Waldrep, also an Olympic Trials qualifier, earned All-American status with the fourth fastest time in the nation in the 100 backstroke. She was also named All-American in the 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle and will join Smith at the Senior Nationals.
  • Jack Kirby '19 - Kirby, headed to the University of Southern California, earned All-American honors in the 100 backstroke with the fourth fastest time in the country by a senior and the 50 and 100 freestyles. He will be representing his home country of Barbados against the best in the world at the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea in July.
  • Alex Borisov '20 - Borisov, a 2019 state champion, was named All-American in the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke.
Baylor All-American Relays
  • Girls 200 Medley - Waldrep, Jewel Gordon '20, Smith, Callie West '21
  • Girls 200 Freestyle - Dallas Woods '21, Jamee Mitchum '19, Gordon, Smith
  • Girls 400 Freestyle - Waldrep, Mitchum, Avery Wilson '20, West
  • Boys 200 Medley - Kirby, Borisov, Aidan Sims '21, Will Tippett '20 

2018-2019 NISCA Swimming & Diving All-America Lists

 

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