Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Twelve YMCA/USA Wahoo swimmers and assistant coach Zack Moore attended the Carolina Aquatics May Breakout LC Invite at the USC Natatorium in Columbia over Memorial Day weekend.
This is the second long course meet of the season. The swimmers and coaches have been training hard on a daily basis to prepare for long course and short course meets.
All 12 swimmers earned personal best times throughout the weekend. The seed times for all swimmers were incorrect and the kids and parents were feeling the stress of matching times that did not exist.
This did not stop the Wahoo swimmers from giving 100 percent and there were 58 personal best times set at the meet.
Emma Sullivan went 10 for 10 in cutting times and made a state cut in the 400 free.
Hannan Mackey went seven for seven, earning an A Time in the 100 free, and a state cut in the 50 free.
Michael Paglio set personal best times in seven of nine events and earned a state cut in the 400 individual medley to give him seven state cuts. Paglio is also ranked in the top 10 in the state in the 50 butterfly.
Peyton Little swam hard and earned a BB Time in her 50 fly.
John Grey Crosby went seven of eight in cutting times and earned a state cut in the 50 free, which gives him five total state cuts so far this season.
Cameron Bonham had an outstanding meet and set seven of eight personal best times.
J.J. Tupacz also had a good meet and earned six of nine personal best times.
Benjamin Richards made his first appearance in long course and did a great job. Mia Paglio and Tee Tupacz both had three personal best times.
Jonah Crosby set two personal best times and is currently ranked in the top 10 in the state in the 50 Free.
The Wahoos continue to train every week and are participating in two YMCA Meets and one Long Course Meet in June.
The YMCA/USA Wahoos will be hosting a home meet at the Georgetown County Family YMCA on June 28.
The Wahoos are always looking for new swimmers. For more information on joining the team or taking swim lessons contact the YMCA at 843-545-9622 or www.coastalcarolinaymca.org.