Wahoos rule their pool

  • Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Chris Sokoloski/South Strand News Swimmers waiting to compete at the Georgetown County Family YMCA cheer on their fellow competitors.


The Georgetown YMCA/USA Wahoos hosted a home meet on June 28 featuring more than 100 swimmers from seven teams.

Georgetown dominated the meet with 758 points. Beaufort was second with 450, followed by Hartsville (423), Berkley (302), Newberry (169), Sumter (153) and Greenwood (51).

Thirty Wahoos participated in the meet, and placing in the top three in one or more individual events were: Anna Marie Lopez, Finn Long, Chloe Kuenzle, Kelsey Campbell, Briar Long, Cami Kuenzle, Abigail Condon, Michael Paglio, Edwin Lopez, Reynolds Tiller, Caroline Resetar, Darrian Gardner, Catherine Condon, Hurley Cribb, John Grey Crosby, Hannan Mackey, Chrissie Wall, Emma Sullivan, Hunter Shull, and Benjamin Richards.

Placing in the top 10 in individual events were: Mia Paglio, Anna Margaret Loftus, Kennsley Pope, Junah Long, Cameron Bonham, Covey Loftus, Allen Poston, Will Tiller, Rowan Pelham, and Alex Pelham.

All of the kids took part in relays and 11 of the relay teams placed in the top three overall.

Michael Paglio had an outstanding meet and earned three YMCA Regional Cuts (50 fly, 100 free, and 50 free). Hannan Mackey and Emma Sullivan had an awesome day earning Regional Cuts (50 back, 100 individual medley, and 100 free).

July Meets for the Wahoos will include a USA Columbia Meet, the YMCA Championship Meet in Pickens, and the USA State Meet in Columbia. In the USA Swim Ranking for South Carolina, Michael Paglio is eighth in the 400 individual medley, Emma Sullivan is first in the 1,500 free and fifth in the 800 Free.

Coach Mary Wall, Coach Shannon Maxa, and Coach Zack Moore have been working together at practices by focusing on short course and long course training. The workouts focus on stamina, speed, technique, turns, starts, and finishes.

The Senior Wahoos are working on dry land core work two days a week. Several of the swimmers are taking advantage of the weight room. Dedication from the YMCA aquatics director, the coaches, the parents, and the kids is paying off as there were more than 50 personal best times set in the pool.

On July 7-9, the Wahoos will be hosting a swim camp at the Georgetown YMCA. The camp is called the All American Swim Camp and collegiate coaches will be coming to work with the swimmers and coaches.

For more information, call 843-545-9622 or visit www.coastalcarolinaymca.org

More results

The weekend of June 21, the Wahoos sent the following swimmers to compete in the 2014 SC SMRT Long Course Invite: Hurley Cribb, John Grey Crosby, Hannan Mackey, Mia Paglio, Michael Paglio, Alex Pelham, Rowan Pelham, Kennsley Pope, Allen Poston, and Emma Sullivan.

Emma Sullivan picked up two state cuts in the 800 and 1,500 free. She placed third in the 1,500 free, fifth in the 200 free, and sixth in the 100 back.

Hannan Mackey lowered her state cut time in the 50 free. She placed fourth in the 50 free, sixth in the 100 breast, eighth in the 50 back, and ninth in the 100 back.

Allen Poston had an awesome meet cutting times in all events, including 18 seconds in the 100 fly. He placed eighth in the 50 free, seventh in the 50 back, 10th in the 100 free, and 10th in the 200 free.

Hurley Cribb placed seventh in the 50 free, eighth in the 100 fly, fifth in the 100 breast, and seventh in the 200 free.

John Grey Crosby placed fourth in the 50 free, 400 free, and the 100 fly. He earned state cuts in the 100 and 200 back.

Twelve YMCA/USA Wahoos swimmers went to Beaufort on June 14.

Michael Paglio won all five of his events.

Hannan Mackey won three of four events and earned a personal best of 28.72 (A Time) in the 50 free.

One of the Little Wahoos, Finn Long, 5, had a great day winning three of four of his events.

Cameron Bonham had an awesome meet earning personal best times and placed second in two events.

The following swimmers place in the top three in one or more events: Benjamin Richards, Hurley Cribb, Junah Long, Abigail Condon, Chrissie Wall, Catherine Condon, and Briar Long.

Peyton Little recently attended Camp Seafarer in Arapahoe, N.C., and they have a camp team that competes against another camp.

Peyton made the team and was the fastest swimmer in her age group.

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