CAC’s Steele, Costa prevail at Spring Senior Sectionals

The Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) sent its fastest senior swimmers (ages 15 and up) to compete in the Speedo ESSZ Spring Senior Sectional Meet in Cary, NC this weekend. The Eastern Section of the South Zone (ESSZ) includes teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Mississippi. Swimmers from 59 teams were entered in this meet.

Taylor Steele continued her strong short-course season by winning the 200 Breast and finishing3rd in the 100 Breast. Yuri Costa won the 50 yard Freestyle (time of 20.44). Ian Morgan finished 8th in the 1,650 yard (1 mile) Freestyle.

The Men’s 400 Freestyle Relay team finished 7th out of 19 teams entered. Team members included Yuri Costa, John Grey Crosby, Ian Morgan, and Casey Mitchell.Ian Morgan recorded his first NCSA Junior National qualifying time in the 400 Individual Medley (IM). Finally,Ian Morgan and Casey Mitchell also competed in some evening consolation finals.

This year’s Senior Sectional Team included: Yuri Costa, John Grey Crosby, Olivia McGonigal, Casey Mitchell, Ian Morgan, Coach Fabio da Silva, Taylor Steele, Miles Washington, and Kater Wolff. Coach Fabio is a 10-time Brazilian National Team member competing in such events as the Pan-American Games and the World Swim Cup. He founded the Coastal Aquatic Club in 2008 and continues to compete, mostly in Masters-level events.

This coming weekend, Harrison Clinton and Ella Habib will represent CAC at the Age Group Sectional meet (for ages 8-14) at the Georgia Tech Aquatics Center in Atlanta.

Photo courtesy of CAC

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