Swimming World September 2021 Presents – Carmel High School Boys’ Team Is Making History

Swimming World August 2021 -Carmel High School Boy's Team Is Making History
After Carmel High School (Ind.) captured the team trophy at the Indiana State High School Championships in February, their times also proved to be fast enough to be named Swimming World’s 2020-21 boys’ national high school champions. [PHOTO BY PETER H. BICK]

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Carmel High School Boys’ Team Is Making History

By Dan D’Addona

Carmel High School (Ind.) is the first school in 21 years to have both its girls’ and boys’ swimming teams win Swimming World’s national high school championships in the same year—a feat last accomplished by Bolles (Fla.) in 2000.

The Carmel High School girls’ swim team has been a dominant force for decades, winning 35 straight Indiana state team titles and earning national prominence by claiming seven of the last 11 Swimming World national high school championships, including this year.
Don’t look now, but here come the Carmel boys!

Coach Chris Plumb’s boys’ team was crowned state champions this year for the seventh straight time and 10th in the last 11 years. That streak, coupled with former Carmel stars Drew Kibler and Jake Mitchell making the U.S. Olympic team, has made 2021 a banner year for the Greyhounds.

By also being named Swimming World’s high school champions this year, they’ve now started a little streak of their own on the national level, claiming two team titles in a row (2019 and 2021, with a champion not being named in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic). Just four years ago, Carmel earned the distinction as the top boys’ public school in the country…and 2004 marked the first and only time that they had previously been named national champs.

TRUE DEFINITION OF TEAM
“It’s certainly always been the goal to be able to say both (are elite programs),” Plumb said. “When I first started, everybody would be like, ‘Hey, your girls’ team’s great. Your girls’ team. Your girls’ team.’ People would say, ‘He can only coach girls.’ And then our boys became really good, and they kind of overshadowed our girls.

“To have them both become (national champions) in the same year has always been the goal. It’s an amazing achievement. I just think it speaks to the balance, the ability of the team to support each other, for the girls to support the boys and the boys to support the girls. Really, I think it defines the true definition of what TEAM is.”


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FEATURES

2020 TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES
by John Lohn, Dan D’Addona, 
Matthew De George and David Rieder

010  |  LIKE NO OTHER
There has never been an Olympics like the one held in Tokyo from July 23 through Aug. 8. Even the Games themselves were known as the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games despite the fact that the actual event was held a year later! Yet, once the competition got started—at venues without any spectators—the XXXII Olympiad provided all of the anticipated emotions, surprises, goal fulfillments and more.

014 | MALE PERFORMANCE OF THE MEET: Caeleb Dressel (100 Fly)

014 | FEMALE PERFORMANCE OF THE MEET: Tatjana Schoenmaker (200 Breast)

015 | BEST WOMEN’S RELAY PERFORMANCE: Australia (400 Freestyle Relay)

016 | BEST MEN’S RELAY PERFORMANCE: USA (400 Medley Relay)

017 | BEST INDIVIDUAL RELAY PERFORMANCE: Adam Peaty (100 Breast/400 Medley Relay)

018 | BIGGEST UPSET/SURPRISE: Ahmed Hafnaoui (400 Free) & Lydia Jacoby (100 Breast)

019 | BREAKOUT PERFORMER: Bobby Finke (800 and 1500 Free)

020 | COUNTRY ON THE RISE: Italy

021 | RESILIENCE AWARD: Sarah Sjostrom (50 Free)

022 | OLYMPIC PHOTO GALLERY

027  |  RETURN TO NO. 1
by David Rieder
After a two-season absence as Swimming World’s girls’ high school national champions, Carmel High School (Ind.) has returned to claim its seventh overall team title since 2011.

029  |  SWIMMING WORLD MAGAZINE’S GIRLS’ NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS MOCK HEAT SHEET
by Bob Klapthor

031  | MAKING HISTORY
by Dan D’Addona
Carmel High School (Ind.) is the first school in 21 years to have both its girls’ and boys’ swimming teams win Swimming World’s national high school championships in the same year—a feat last accomplished by Bolles (Fla.) in 2000.

033  |  SWIMMING WORLD MAGAZINE’S BOYS’ NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS MOCK HEAT SHEET
by Bob Klapthor

COACHING

038  |  WHAT COACHES WISH PROSPECTS KNEW ABOUT RECRUITING
by Michael J. Stott
When it comes to college recruiting, swim coaches agree: they’re looking at much more than swimming times. They’re evaluating the whole package: academic, athletic, personal… and more!

041  |  SPECIAL SETS: ERIN GEMMELL—OLYMPIC BLOODLINES
by Michael J. Stott
Bruce Gemmell of Nation’s Capital Swim Club provides an interesting capsule of coaching for his 16-year-old daughter, Erin, as she prepared for her first U.S. Olympic Trials experience and earned a spot on the U.S. Junior team headed for the Berlin and Budapest World Cup stops in October.

043  |  Q&A WITH COACH JEFF JULIAN
by Michael J. Stott

044  |  HOW THEY TRAIN  TRENTON JULIAN
by Michael J. Stott

TRAINING

037   |  DRYSIDE TRAINING:  GOLD MEDAL WORKOUT (PART 2)
by J.R. Rosania

JUNIOR SWIMMER

047  |  UP & COMERS:  HENRY WEBB
by Shoshanna Rutemiller

COLUMNS

008  |  A VOICE FOR THE SPORT

040  |  THE OFFICIAL WORD

046  |  HASTY HIGH POINTERS

048  |  GUTTERTALK

049  |  PARTING SHOT

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