Bateson twins lead Riptides at SC State Championships

mbriprides-ebateson (2)Competing in the largest event in club history, the 2015 SC Swimming State Championships in Greenville, the Myrtle Beach Riptides swim team came up big-time.

With more than 800 swimmers from the Palmetto State aged 18/Under in attendance, the  Riptides sent its largest squad ever of 17 swimmers. The Riptides concluded the state championships with 60 personal best times, 12 new team records, nine Senior Sectional Championships qualifying times, seven age-group Sectional Championships q-times and three National Club Swimming Association Junior National Championships q-times.

The break-out swimmer of the meet for Riptides was Eddie Bateson, who swam to team records in the 50- and 1000-freestyle events; 100- and 200-breaststroke events; and 400-IM.  Bateson earned new Senior Sectional q-times in the 50-free (22.20), 500-free (4:48.05) and 200-IM (1:59.41).  But the true highlight for Bateson was achieving his first-ever National Club Swimming Association (NCSA) Junior National Championships q-times in the 100- (59.47) and 200-breaststroke (2:09.50) events and the 400-IM (4:07.64).

With those times in the breaststroke events and 400-IM, Bateson becomes the fastest swimmer in Grand Strand swimming history. Bateson joins a very elite group of swimmers to achieve the first level of high-end national championship swimming.  Less than 2% of swimmers in the USA aged 18/Under achieve NCSA standards.  Riptides has now qualified 7 individual swimmers an astounding 15 times in nearly 100 events to the NCSA Junior National Championships… the most in Grand Strand swimming.

Chad Bateson swam to 12 personal best times and 6 new Senior Sectional Championship qualifying times.  Bateson achieved the Senior Sectional standards in the 200-, 500- and 1000-yard freestyle events; 100- and 200-yard breaststroke events; and the 400-Individal Medley (IM).  Bateson finished the meet with a new team record in the 1650-free with a time of 16:40.93.

Andi Churchill achieved her personal best in the 1650-free with a time of 18:48.63.

Alyssa Cozart achieved a personal best time in the 200-breaststroke.  This was Cozart’s first State Championship in the 13-14 year old class.

Peyton McWhorter achieved 9 personal best times and 3 new Age-group Sectional Championships q-times.  McWhorter bests were in the 50-, 100- and 200-butterfly events; 50-, 100- and 200-backstroke events; 200- and 400-IM events; and 500-freestyle.  McWhorter’s times in the 50-fly and 100- and 200-backstrokes were all new Age-group Sectional q-times.

Jenn Paul swam to three best times, 200- and 400-IM events and 200-butterfly.  Paul’s time in the 200-IM was a new Age-group Sectional q-time.

Chase Teasley, competing in his final short-course State Championship, swam to 4 personal best times in the 100- and 200-butterfly and breaststroke events.  Teasley had time-trialed the 200-butterfly, which was also a new State Championship q-time.

Several Riptides were competing in their first-ever SC Swimming State Championships, including Rafael Adi, Anaya Brown, Joe Guthinger, Dan Henington, Ian Morgan, Ireland Rose and Chloe Stampfle.

Rafael Adi swam to personal bests in the 50- and 100-butterfly events and the 50-breaststroke.

Anaya Brown earned a personal best in the 50-free and was part of two Riptides’ 10/Under relays.

Joe Guthinger earned personal bests in the 50- and 100-backstroke events.

Dan Henington swam to personal best times in the 50- and 100-backstroke events and the 50-butterfly.  Henington achieve a team record and his first-ever Age-group Sectional q-time in the 50-backstroke.

Ian Morgan swam to 7 personal best times, 5 team records and 2 new Age-group Sectional q-times.  Morgan’s highlights included new Age-group Sectional q-times in the 100-IM and 200-butterfly and records in the 100- and 400-IM events; 100- and 200-butterfly events; and 200-backstroke.  Morgan dropped the most time, over 55 seconds, in the 1650-freestyle.

Hannah McDonough swam a personal best time in the 50-butterfly, 38.64.

Ireland Rose swam the 50- and 100-breaststroke events and was also part of Riptides’ 10/Under relays.

Chloe Stampfle swam to a personal best in the 50-backstroke and was part of the Riptides’ 10/Under relays.

Danielle Flaherty, Jake Flaherty and Hannah McDonough rounded out the Riptides’ squad.  All three swimmers also competed in separate relays for Riptides.

Said head coach James Smith, “We had a very good meet overall.  We had so many first-time swimmers at the State Championships and those athletes used this meet as a learning experience for their next State Championship. We had some very surprising swims as well from the Bateson twins, Henington, McWhorter and Morgan.”

Smith went on to praise the work done by assistant coach Mary Churchill who has greatly improved the Riptides’ age-group swimmers and guided them to become more successful.

The club has a few more meets before the end of the short-course season.  For more information, please call (843) 222-7105 or visit www.TeamRiptides.com.

Comments

comments

Lady Chiefs sweep season series vs. West Brunswick

Lady Chiefs sweep season series vs. West BrunswickThe North Myrtle Beach High volleyball team made sure that [more]

St. James takes runner-up at Lady Patriot Invitational

St. James takes runner-up at Lady Patriot InvitationalThe St. James High girls golf team went toe-to-toe with [more]

Photos: No TDs but loads of fun at Panthers' debut

Photos: No TDs but loads of fun at Panthers' debutA sellout crowd enjoyed the Carolina Panthers' 2017 home opener [more]

Lady Chants bounce back to claim first Sun Belt win

Lady Chants bounce back to claim first Sun Belt winCoastal Carolina women's soccer team got back in the win [more]

Carolina Forest swimmers win Socastee Invitational

Carolina Forest swimmers win Socastee InvitationalThe Carolina Forest swimming teams continued their successful seasons by [more]

CCU's comeback bid falls short in road loss to UAB

CCU's comeback bid falls short in road loss to UABCoastal Carolina scored 18 second-half points and only allowed 116 [more]

Chants open Sun Belt title defense with loss to GSU

Chants open Sun Belt title defense with loss to GSUCoastal Carolina began defense of its 2016 Sun Belt Championship [more]

NMB shows it's for 'Reel' with blowout of Socastee

NMB shows it's for 'Reel' with blowout of SocasteeIn a highly anticipated showdown between undefeated North Myrtle Beach [more]

Seahawks' D bounces back by pouncing on Panthers

Seahawks' D bounces back by pouncing on PanthersWill the real Myrtle Beach High defense please stand up? [more]

Sharks let one slip away as Bulldogs feast on fumbles

Sharks let one slip away as Bulldogs feast on fumblesOne week after pulling off an amazing comeback win, the [more]

Christian Academy works overtime to earn wild win

Christian Academy works overtime to earn wild winOn a big Friday night for public school football on [more]

Volleyball: MB wins home debut; Panthers sweep SF

Volleyball: MB wins home debut; Panthers sweep SFThe Myrtle Beach High volleyball team finally got the opportunity [more]

Golf: Panthers move to 4-0; Sharks roll past Seahawks

Golf: Panthers move to 4-0; Sharks roll past Seahawks Carolina Forest's Sami Spencer shot a career-best 3-under-par 33 to [more]

Lady Chiefs run away with big win over county rivals

Lady Chiefs run away with big win over county rivalsThe North Myrtle Beach High girls cross country team took [more]

Volleyball: Sharks prevail; Tomlin nets triple-double

Volleyball: Sharks prevail; Tomlin nets triple-doubleNo stranger to triple-doubles on the basketball court, Carolina Forest's [more]

Week 5 Previews & Picks: Local rivalries mark lineup

Week 5 Previews & Picks: Local rivalries mark lineupSo far WPDE TV and sister station CW 21's foray [more]

Saints volleyball gears up for another state title run

Saints volleyball gears up for another state title runFollowing a surprising run to the SCISA Class AA state [more]

Seahawks-Panthers game postponed to Friday night

Seahawks-Panthers game postponed to Friday nightThursday's televised contest between the Myrtle Beach and Carolina Forest [more]

Coastal learns kickoff, TV times for next two games

Coastal learns kickoff, TV times for next two gamesThe Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics announced today its start [more]

CCU's Hardeman retains Sun Belt offensive honor

CCU's Hardeman retains Sun Belt offensive honorSenior outside hitter Leah Hardeman has been named the Sun [more]

Photo Gallery: Ideal starts for Braves, Chiefs, Tigers

Photo Gallery: Ideal starts for Braves, Chiefs, Tigers"Undefeated!" It's something not many high school football teams can [more]

Clemson defense comes to rescue in win over Auburn

Clemson defense comes to rescue in win over AuburnPowered by a defense that sacked Auburn’s quarterback 11 times, [more]

Gamecocks get big boost from Deebo to beat Tigers

Gamecocks get big boost from Deebo to beat TigersDeebo Samuel ran for two touchdowns to help South Carolina [more]

Chants forced to hit road, suffer loss to Highlanders

Chants forced to hit road, suffer loss to HighlandersCoastal Carolina’s soccer team lost a home game due to [more]

Illing's 5 TDs help Socastee flip the script on Seahawks

Illing's 5 TDs help Socastee flip the script on SeahawksIt's safe to say the Socastee Braves had this rivalry [more]

Lady Chiefs sweep season series vs. West Brunswick

Lady Chiefs sweep season series vs. West BrunswickThe North Myrtle Beach High volleyball team made sure that [more]

St. James takes runner-up at Lady Patriot Invitational

St. James takes runner-up at Lady Patriot InvitationalThe St. James High girls golf team went toe-to-toe with [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2017 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach