Westminster Making Waves

Individual school record holders come together to form a perfect storm

Text by Scott Seeley • Photos by Lissa Hinely

Look for the 3A Westminster Boys Swim Team to make a big splash at the AHSAA State Swim Meet in the 200 Medley Relay.

Their school record time in the Medley Relay of 145.49, which the boys swam in September, would have won the event in the North Alabama Championship Meet in 2012 and placed them comfortably in the top 8 at the AHSAA State Meet.

Looking at the Westminster Christian Academy Record Board, it is easy to see why these boys together are such a perfect storm in the Medley Relay.  Each boy holds a WCA school record in the stroke that he swims in the relay.

Isaac Devaney holds the 100 Back record, Chase Dowling holds the 100 Fly record, Braxton Conners holds the 100 Breaststroke Record, and Joe Hinely holds the record in the 500 Freestyle.

Joe Hinely was home schooled for many years, but came to Westminster to have the opportunity to swim at the high school level.  Joe holds 4 school records (3 relay).

Braxton Conners is following in the footsteps of his brother Cameron who swims Breaststroke for the University of Alabama.  Braxton holds 6 school records (3 relay).

Sophomore Isaac DeVaney is new to the Westminster Swim team after waiting a year out, since he swam for Sparkman as an 8th grader.  Isaac holds 6 school records (3 relay.)

Chase Dowling is a senior and has held nearly every Westminster record at various times during his high school career.  He swims club with Madison Swim Association.  Chase holds 4 school records (3 relay).