This season, female and male swim team members are looking forward to welcoming new student athletes to our team in August. Any student entering 7th grade or above may be eligible to practice and compete with the varsity team if all LHSAA requirements are met. Swim practice will begin on Monday, August 17, 2020 at Terrytown Country Club. While school is not in session, practices will begin at 9:00 am. Once school is in session, practices will begin at 3:55 pm. Practices during week one will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. During week two, practices will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Once the school’s academic and athletic schedules are confirmed, a regular practice and swim meet schedule will be available. With the new protocol in place, we are limited to a maximum of three swimmers per lane. Swimmers must provide their own transportation to and from practice and swim meets. In order to tryout and practice, a completed athletic physical must be submitted to Coach Casseri or the Athletic Director, Emily Cormier. The LHSAA Medical History Evaluation is available to print on the Athletics Page.
As Louisiana is under Phase II of the reopening plan, practice will be limited to 60 minutes. Once we are under Phase II, practice time will increase to 90 minutes. Masks must be worn until entry into the water and upon exiting the water. Bathrooms will be off limits (unless there is an emergency). Students should bring their own water bottles.
No one other than swimmers, officials, and coaches are presently allowed at swim meets. Meets will have new rules depending on the facility where they are being held. State Meet dates are being finalized.
For more information, please contact Coach Casseri by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Kara Martin, the school nurse at Thomas Jefferson Academy. Since the Swim Team is not funded by Jefferson Parish Schools, there is a $140 fee required to swim and participate on the team. This payment will be available soon on School Cash Online.
Swim Team Schedule
September 18th - St. Martin’s (4:00 pm)
September 25th - Riverside (4:30 pm)
September 29th - Bissonet (4:30 pm) - CANCELLED
October 2nd - St. Martin’s (4:00 pm)
October 3rd - Terrytown (1:00 pm) - RESCHEDULED
October 10th - Cypress Lakes (1:00 pm)
October 16th - St. Martin’s (4:00 pm) - RESCHEDULED
October 24th - Terrytown (1:00 pm)
State Meet November 20th and 21st - Sulphur – TENTATIVE DUE TO HURRICANE DAMAGE
State Swim Meet Results
2020All of our boys (Cameron Tompson, Nylan Alexander, Karl Boys, and Rowan Garrity) scored in the top eight finishes. They finished 7th in the 200 yard Freestyle Relay. The boys also scored team points in 200 Medley Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay. Rowan Garrity scored in the 500 Freestyle individual event. The boys team placed 14th overall in the Division 2 boys State Meet Championships. Great swims boys.The girls team swam to an overall 12th place finish in the girls Division 2 State Meet Championships. The girls team (consisting of Bailey Murphey, Raine Flatau, Mindy Nguyen, and Madison Flatau) swam to a 6th place in the 400 Freestyle Relay, and 8th place in the 200 Medley Relay. They also set new Thomas Jefferson team records which were previously set in 2012 in these two events by dropping the record time in each of those events by 3 seconds each. Way to swim girls. Bailey Murphey also placed 8th in the 200 Freestyle and Madison Flatau finished 12th in the 200 Individual Medley.All of our relays dropped time from their seed time. All of those individual split times were all time best times for our boys and girls.We are very proud of our Jaguars!
Thomas Jefferson Academy Swim Team Records
Honoring Seniors Bailey Dufrene and Cameron Tompson
Terrytown Meet Results
October 24, 2020
Congratulations to our two senior swimmers who were honored at the swim meet on Saturday at Terrytown Country Club. They both swam at Ruppel and moved onto a four year swimming commitment at Thomas Jefferson. We are very proud of their dedication to the program and the guidance they continue to offer the swimmers on the team. A big hug and many thanks to the senior parents who made this a very special event. Check out the pictures that will be sent for posting on the swimming web page.
First place meet finishes go to: Madison Flatau who also made a State qualifying time in the 200 I.M. and Mindy Nguyen who placed first in the 100 yard breast stroke.
Bailey Murphey placed second in the 100 butterfly while Mindy Nguyen placed third in the 100 yard butterfly.
Cameron Tompson swam to a third place finish in the 100 butterfly. The boys 400 freestyle relay of Nylan Alexander, Karl Boyd, Rowan Garrity, and Cameron Tompson placed second over all.
The high point Thomas Jefferson female swimmer is Mindy Nguyen. The high point male T.J. swimmer is Cameron Tompson.
Our next swim meet will be held at St. Martin’s on Friday, November 6th.
St Martin's Meet Results
October 16, 2020
Our swimmers competed in a swim meet on Friday at St Martin's. Great swims from the Girls Team who placed 2nd and the Boys Team who placed 1st.
Our teams high point female swimmer in this meet was Madison Flatau and the male high point team swimmer was Rowan Garrity.
First place finishers were: Rowan Garrity – 500 freestyle and Madison Flatau – 100 freestyle.
Second place finishers were: Mindy Nguyen – 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle, Madison Flatau – 200 Individual Medley, Cameron Tompson – 200 Individual Medley and 100 freestyle, Rowan Garrity – 50 freestyle, and Karl Boys – 500 freestyle.
Our next meet will be held on Saturday at Terrytown Country Club with a warm up time of 1:00 pm. The parents of our senior swimmers are invited to attend this meet. It is closed to all other parents. Covid-19 swim meet rules will be in place.
Cypress Lakes Swim Meet Results
October 10, 2020
Our swimmers competed in a swim meet on Saturday at Cypress Lakes with 9 other schools. Great swims from the Girls Team placed 5th and the Boys Team placed 4th overall.
State qualifying times were posted by Rowan Garrity in the 500 freestyle.
All-time best times were swum by
Raine Flatau, Mindy Nguyen, Madison Flatau, Karl Boyd, Nylan Alexander, and Rowan Garrity.
St Martin's Swim Meet Results
October 2, 2020
Congratulations to the following Swim Team members that made the State cut off qualifying time:
Bailey Murphy - 50 Freestyle
Madison Flatau - 200 Freestyle
Raine Flatau - 100 Breastroke
Rowan Garrity - 200 Freestyle
Riverside Swim Meet Results
September 25, 2020
Congratulations to the following Swim Team members who placed at the Riverside Swim Meet:
Raine Flatau – 2nd place in breaststroke
Bailey Murphy – 2nd place in butterfly
Mindy Nguyen, Raine Flatau, Bailey Murphy, and Madison Flatau came in 3rd place in the 200 Medley Relay.
Mindy Nguyen made a State cut off qualifying time in the 50 freestyle.
Great job, Jaguars!!
Swim Team Roster
The Thomas Jefferson Athletic Department requires an online registration process for all athletes. This online registration eliminates many forms that are required for athletic participation.
This year, the district is requiring all athletes and parents to complete a COVID-19 Waiver. This waiver is included on FamilyID.
FamilyID must be completed BEFORE a student can participate in any tryouts, conditioning or practices for any sport.
The website is www.familyid.com
In addition to the online registration, all athletes must have an up to date physical turned in to the athletic office and also pay a yearly, non refundable $25 Athletic Fee. This fee can be paid by cash or check to Coach Cormier (Athletic Director) or on the new JP School Cash Online system.