Here’s a recap of submitted results for the last weekend of dual meet action for swim teams around the area this past weekend:
In Division 1, <b>Vienna Aquatic Club</b> (VAC) was able to overcome a 14 point deficit entering relays to out touch <b>Hamlet</b> with a score of 204-198. Double winners for VAC were Ryan Levay, Jeanne Ernest, Maxine Daniels, Phillip Sullivan, and Devon Youngblood. Single winners for VAC were Morgan Rushforth, David Fallavolita, Katarina O’Reilly, Ryan Roop, Lindsay Mottola, Aaron Friedman, Anna Brinkhuis, Ricky Menendez, Alexandra Roop, Tommy Cook, Laura Sullivan, and Zach Smith. VAC won 8 out of 12 relays to clinch the win.
Finishing the season strong, the <b>Great Falls</b> Rapids won the Division 13 title with a win over the Lakeview Marlins (275 - 122). Great Falls swept 5 events, won 10 of 12 relays and the following swimmers were double first place winners:James Cutler, Mary LIz Elliott, Annie Kemmerer, Will Kemmerer, Ty Kovacs, Joey Thomas, Max Wingo, and Allie Zeidan. Single first place winners included: Julia Bullock, Michael Casey, Eric Eichler, Maggie Kovacs, and Katy Wingo. The Great Falls Rapids will host the Divisional Meet on
On July 12, Riverbend Country Club won the Dominion Country Club League All-Star Relay Carnival by edging second place finisher, Westwood Country Club, 235-231. On July 18, in dual meet action, Westwood defeated International County Club by the score of 352-164.
Several league and Westwood records fell, led by Westwood Country Club's 13-14 Girls, Natalie Brendsel, Allison Harwick, Erin Callahan and Laura Kellan. The quartet set a new league record in the 200 Free Relay with a time of 2:07.40. Melissa Kellan joined her twin sister Laura, Erin Callahan and Natalie Brendsel to also set a new 13-14 Girls
Westwood team record in the 200 Medley Relay with a time of 2:22.72. The 9-18 Mixed Age Girls 200 Free Relay team of Audrey Kellan, Monica Brendsel, Laura Kellan and Kayla O'Malley, set a new league record with a time of 2:07.44. Not to be out done by the girls, the 13-14 Boys 200 Medley Relay team of Bohe Hosking, Connor Barrand, Johnny Lockard andAlec Dolton set a new team mark with a time of 2:15.47.
In addition, Matt Callahan set a Westwood individual record in the Boys 50M Breast Stroke with a time of 32.25. Also for the 15-18 Boys, the 200 Medley Relay team of Matt Callahan, Ryan Stumvoll, Craig Strasbourger and Tom Fenninger, set a new team mark of 2:02.38. Callahan, Fenninger, and Strasbourger also teamed with Peter Dolton to break the team's 200 Freestyle Relay record in 1:47.05.
The <b>Shouse Village</b> 8 & Under girls’ relay team of Paige Pilewski, Sara Vavonese, Heather Geisler, and Sinead Eksteen won both the 100 meter medley modified relay race and the 100 meter freestyle relay race. In doing so, they broke both 8 & under NVSL relay records, which had both existed since 1983.
The previously undefeated <b>Highlands</b> Whomping Turtles lost to <b>Vienna Woods</b> 210-187 in the final Divison 3 meet of the season. Double winners were: Stephane de Cazotte, Colton Heuple, Brian Murphy and Sarah Wilcox. Claire Collins set a team record in the girls 11-12 50M Freestyle with a time of 30.56. Highlands also won the Division 3 Relay Carnival. Nine teams went on to the All Star Relay Carnival where the Whomping Turtles set a new NVSL record as well as three team records. The 15-18 Boys 200M Freestyle relay team of Chuck Katis, Stephen Richards, Charlie Putnam and Brian Murphy finished first and set a new NVSL record with a time of 1:37.92. The 8&U Boys 100M Modified relay team of Diego Cruzado, Stephane de Cazotte, Ben Charles and Joshua Nammo finished first and set a new team record of 1:20.28. The 8&U Boys 100M Freestyle relay team of Joshua Nammo, Zach Tripodi, Ben Charles and Diego Cruzado finished first with a new Highlands team record of 1:09.48. The 15-18 Girls 200M Freestyle relay team of Sarah Wilcox, Aedan Collins, Rachel Romanowski and Jaymee Katis set a new team record of 1:59.70.
The <b>Langley</b> Wildthings won the final meet of the season to end with a 4-1 record in Division 5. In an exciting meet, where the lead changed hands several times, and the final outcome rested on the last two relays, Langley won both, finishing with a score of 209.5-192.5. Double event winners included: Isaac Peress, Jinwon Bailar, Elena Shklyar, Nathan Robinson, Nathan Johnson, Katie Robinson, Chris Paul, Nicole Johnson and Meghan Overend.
Early in the week, the Wildthings sent 5 relays to All-Star relay carnival, breaking three new records. The boys 9-10 free relay of Jinwon Bailar, Christian Markwart, Zach Johnson and Isaac Peress took 2nd place overall in the meet (getting touched out in the final seconds!) and set a new Langley Club mark with a time of 1:02.08. The 11-12 boys free relay team of Nathan Johnson, Sammy Bennett, Tommy Slade and Nathan Robinson broke a 17 year old record with a time of 1:00.14 and the same team broke the medley relay record with a time of 1:05.54.