Boys Swim & Dive Watch

Boys swimming and diving finishes second at state championships.

The Woodward Academy boys swimming & diving team turned in one of its best performances in recent years, finishing 2nd overall in the AAAA/AAAAA division of the GHSA State Championships. The state runner-up finish included several record-breaking performances and one individual state champion. The 200 free relay team of Jacob Willis, George Kimbrough, Henry Nichols, and Emanuel Abdul-Salaam finished as state champions, setting a new school record with a time of 1:28.83. The 200 medley relay team of Harrison Barnard, Jelani Durley, Willis, and Abdul-Salaam finished 3rd and set a new school record of 1:38.56. Barnard set a new school record of 54.57 in the 100 backstroke, finishing 5th overall. In addition to their state runner-up finish, the boys squad finished the year with a perfect 6-0 dual meet record.  With several swimmers set to return next year, the War Eagles should again be in the mix for a state title.

WA 2018 Varsity Boys Swim Team

2017-18 Woodward Academy Boys Swim & Dive Team

Emanuel Abdul-Salaam11th
Ozie Adams10th
Foster Barnard11th
Harrison Barnard9th
Nick Benson11th
Eric Bowden11th
Ryan Cook9th
Will Dunkel12th
Jack Dunn9th
Jelani Durley11th
Jack Fike10th
Alex Hickox *12th
Harbin Hong10th
Christian Houston9th
Stuart James10th
George Kimbrough12th
Cole King11th
Joe Makilya12th
Parker Mitchell10th
Trevor Muirhead10th
Henry Nichols9th
Drake Oakhill *10th
Mercer Roberts10th
John Scott *12th
Brandon Veale10th
Reagan Watson11th
Jacob Willis11th

* – Dive only

Managers: Brooklyn Carr, Jalen Dedeaux and Hrydesh Patel

Kevin Greaney, Head Coach (Boys Swimming – 36 years)

The boys swim team won the state championship in 1987 and state runner-up in 1985, 1986, 2001, and 2003. In 1983 and 1988, Coach Greaney was named the National High School Coaches Association Swimming Coach of the Year. He was named the Georgia High School Association’s Swimming Coach of the Year in 1988 as well.

Additional Coaches

Matt Kelly – Varsity Assistant

TJ Sharitz – Varsity Assistant

Kathi Mygatt – Diving

Lucy Seidel – Diving assistant

Tonia Webb – Statistician