CAC, MB Riptides perform well at Early Bird Invitational

cac-smrtinviteCoastal Aquatic Club took part in the 2015 SMRT Early Bird Invitational this past weekend at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool in Charleston. Hosted by the Southern Marlins Racing Team, this meet marked the start of Long Course swimming for South Carolina swimmers.

So far this season short-course meets have been held in 25-yard pools.  Now, for the spring and summer, swimmers will compete in 50-meter (Olympic) pools at both indoor and outdoor facilities.

CAC was represented by 24 swimmers in the SMRT Early Bird Invitational. Collectively, nine CAC swimmers recorded 35 top eight finishes.

* Mason Bryan:  1st in 100 Fly; 2nd in 100 Back; 3rd in 200 Back; 4th in 200 Free; 4th in 50 Free; 4th in 400 Free; 5th in 100 Free; and 8th in 100 Breast.
* Tyler Eldred: 1st in 50 Free; 2nd in 100 Free; 3rd in 200 Free; 3rd in 100 Breast; 4th in 200 Breast; 4th in 200 Fly; and 6th in 400 Free.
* Ryan Eldred:  1st in 50 Back; 3rd in 50 Fly; 3rd in 200 IM; 6th in 50 Free; 6th in 100 Free; and 7th in 400 Free.
* Casey Mitchell: 2nd in 200 Free; 2nd in 100 Back; 2nd in 200 Back; 4th in 200 IM; 4th in 400 Free; 5th in 100 Fly; 5th in 100 Free; and 6th in 100 Breast.
* Ana Wolff:  3rd in 50 Free; 4th in 100 Breast.
* Kater Wolff:  4th in 100 Back.
* Conner Campbell: 6th in 100 Fly.
* Liam Zevgolis:  6th in 200 Fly.
* Sophia Murphy: 8th in 50 Free.

CAC was represented by the following swimmers in the SMRT Early Bird Invitational meet: Mason Alford, Sabrina Blanchard, Mason Bryan, Conner Campbell, Kennedy Cox, Ryan Eldred, Tyler Eldred, Lizzy Gatley, Gillian Gatley, Lucas Harrelson, Sophia Mckanna, Catherine Miller, Casey Mitchell, Sophia Murphy, Kyran Vitharana, Saman Vitharana, Miles Washington, Peyton Widner, Ana Wolff, Jane Wolff, Kater Wolff, Max Wolff, Davy Zevgolis, and Liam Zevgolis.

CAC is led by Coach Fabio da Silva, a 10-time Brazilian National Swim Team member. Also working with CAC swimmers is Coach Tatiana de Lima, a two-time Olympian (2004 in Athens, Greece and 2008 in Beijing, China) who also competed in nine World Championship Meets for Brazil, and Coach Ben Akel.

CAC will be providing a Summer Swim League team this year.  Swim meets will be held on Thursday evenings (June 18 – July 23, 2015) at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center in Myrtle Beach.  Interested families are invited to visit the team’s website at: http://www.swimcoastal.com.

Coastal Aquatic Club took part in the 2015 SMRT Early Bird Invitational this past weekend at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool in Charleston. Hosted by the Southern Marlins Racing Team, this meet marked the start of Long Course swimming for South Carolina swimmers.

So far this season short-course meets have been held in 25-yard pools.  Now, for the spring and summer, swimmers will compete in 50-meter (Olympic) pools at both indoor and outdoor facilities.

CAC was represented by 24 swimmers in the SMRT Early Bird Invitational. Collectively, nine CAC swimmers recorded 35 top eight finishes.

* Mason Bryan:  1st in 100 Fly; 2nd in 100 Back; 3rd in 200 Back; 4th in 200 Free; 4th in 50 Free; 4th in 400 Free; 5th in 100 Free; and 8th in 100 Breast.
* Tyler Eldred: 1st in 50 Free; 2nd in 100 Free; 3rd in 200 Free; 3rd in 100 Breast; 4th in 200 Breast; 4th in 200 Fly; and 6th in 400 Free.
* Ryan Eldred:  1st in 50 Back; 3rd in 50 Fly; 3rd in 200 IM; 6th in 50 Free; 6th in 100 Free; and 7th in 400 Free.
* Casey Mitchell: 2nd in 200 Free; 2nd in 100 Back; 2nd in 200 Back; 4th in 200 IM; 4th in 400 Free; 5th in 100 Fly; 5th in 100 Free; and 6th in 100 Breast.
* Ana Wolff:  3rd in 50 Free; 4th in 100 Breast.
* Kater Wolff:  4th in 100 Back.
* Conner Campbell: 6th in 100 Fly.
* Liam Zevgolis:  6th in 200 Fly.
* Sophia Murphy: 8th in 50 Free.

CAC was represented by the following swimmers in the SMRT Early Bird Invitational meet: Mason Alford, Sabrina Blanchard, Mason Bryan, Conner Campbell, Kennedy Cox, Ryan Eldred, Tyler Eldred, Lizzy Gatley, Gillian Gatley, Lucas Harrelson, Sophia Mckanna, Catherine Miller, Casey Mitchell, Sophia Murphy, Kyran Vitharana, Saman Vitharana, Miles Washington, Peyton Widner, Ana Wolff, Jane Wolff, Kater Wolff, Max Wolff, Davy Zevgolis, and Liam Zevgolis.

CAC is led by Coach Fabio da Silva, a 10-time Brazilian National Swim Team member. Also working with CAC swimmers is Coach Tatiana de Lima, a two-time Olympian (2004 in Athens, Greece and 2008 in Beijing, China) who also competed in nine World Championship Meets for Brazil, and Coach Ben Akel.

CAC will be providing a Summer Swim League team this year.  Swim meets will be held on Thursday evenings (June 18 – July 23, 2015) at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center in Myrtle Beach.  Interested families are invited to visit the team’s website at: http://www.swimcoastal.com.

* The Myrtle Beach Riptides swim team splashed into the new swim season at the 2015 City of Charleston Southern Marlins Racing Team long-course Invite held April 11-12. The “long-course” season represents competitions held in 50-meter long pools, equivalent to international and Olympic swimming venues.

For the Riptides, twenty-one swimmers participated in the meet, several swimmers for the first time. When the water settled, Riptides had garnered 41 personal best times, 23 SC Swimming State Championship qualifying times and 7 team records.

Peyton McWhorter led all swimmers with 7 personal best times, 3 SC Swimming q-times and even set a new team record in the 100-meter backstroke. Mackenzie Angwin, Jake Flahery and Ella Speir were next with 6 personal best times each. Flaherty also led the Riptides with the largest improvement of over 97 seconds in the 400-meter freestyle.

Eddie Bateson, Andi Chruchill, Connor Churchill, Danielle Flaherty, Kailey Habib, Ethan Nechemia, Maddi Pannell and Yianni Paraschos each achieved multiple best times.

Several swimmers competed in their first-ever long-course meet. Dan Henington achieved 3 SC Championship q-times and a team record in the 100-meter backstroke. Hannah McDonough achieved one new State Championship q-time. Ian Morgan led all Riptides earning 7 new State Championship q-times and five new team records. Jenn Paul earned 5 new SC Swimming Championship q-times. Matthew Key, Ireland Rose and Chloe Stampfle also competed in many long-course events for the first time. Chad Bateson and Chase Teasley rounded out the squad to Charleston.

For more information, please call (843) 222-7105 or visit www.TeamRiptides.com.

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