Donnie Gaines
Donnie Gaines
Height: 5-11
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Arlington, Tenn.
High School: Arlington HS

2018-19: Helped team win fifth-consecutive Southern Athletic Association Championship … SAA Academic Honor Roll member … swam career best in 50 Free (22.90) at conference championship (Feb. 14-16) … posted a personal record in 50 Breaststroke (31.54) at BSC v. Berry meet (Jan. 19) … earned a PR in 50 Fly (25.25) at Wabash College Invitational (Nov. 17).

2017-18: BSC Athletics Team of the Year … helped team win SAA for fourth-consecutive season … selected to All-SAA Sportsmanship Team … found fifth place finishes in 200 Fly, 500 Free and 100 Fly; and a seventh place finish in 500 Free at SAA Championship … swam PRs in 50 Free (23.12) and 100 Fly (53.47) at SAA Championship … earned a PR in 500 Free (5:34.13) at Sewanee v. BSC (Jan. 26) for a fifth place finish … set a career best in 100 Backstroke (1:07.74) at BSC v. Hendrix (Jan. 13) for a fifth place finish … 

2016-17: Helped team win SAA Championship … swam career best times of 27.10 in the 50 fly at the Sewanee Invitational (Oct. 28) and 54.26 in the 100 fly at the SAA Championships. 

2015-16: Helped team win SAA Championship … earned SAA winter Academic Honor Roll honors … competed in 3 B events at the SAA Championships as a freshman … placed 10th in the 100 butterfly (54.58), ninth in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.64), and 12th in the 200 butterfly (2:02.94).

Pre-BSC:  Two-year letterman for coach Scott Robinson at Arlington High School... mainly competed in the butterfly and breaststroke... also lettered in water polo... 2015 All-District Water Polo... 2013 and 2014 Best of the Preps (Swimming)... member of Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, and National Society of High School Scholars.

Personal:  Son of Don and Eling Gaines... born on June 19, 1997... graduated with a degree in biology.