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CAC, Riptides win events at Palmetto Championships

The Myrtle Beach Riptides swim team ended the 2014-15 short-course season at the 2015 Palmetto Championships March 20-22.  The event was hosted at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic and Fitness Center.  Overall, Riptides finished in 3rd place and garnered over 200 personal best times, 11 new SC Swimming State Championship q-times, 4 Age-group Sectional Championship q-times and 4 team records. Danielle... 

Evans claims ASF opener; Surf/Skate Expo on Sunday

Murrells Inlet’s Shane Evans picked up the first win of the Atlantic Surfing Federation’s 2015 year. Officially, contest number three of the season; Evans won the Open division this past Saturday in rainy, windy conditions at Yucca Avenue in Garden City Beach. Pawleys Island’s Triston Finley picked up second riding a borrowed board after breaking his own board in round one of the division. ... 

Coast FA teams strike gold, silver, mud at St. Patty’s Cup

Eight Coast FA teams returned home from Columbia this weekend with two championships, six runner-up trophies and a lot of extra mud in their cars from the St. Patty’s Cup. Heavy rains created very challenging conditions for Saturday’s matches before the sun came through Sunday, shining on Coast FA squads in the finals. “I thought our teams competed very well in the adverse conditions... 

Four CAC swimmers shine at Georgia Tech sectionals

Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) qualified five swimmers for the ESSZ Age Group Championship Meet (ages 14 and under) held at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta over the weekend. The sectional meet brought together 1,266 swimmers representing 117 swim clubs. South Carolina competes in the Eastern Section of the Southern Zone (ESSZ) along with swimmers from Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi,... 

CAC senior swimmers make waves at Speedo Sectionals

Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) of Myrtle Beach sent its fastest senior swimmers (ages 15 and up) to compete in the Speedo Champions Series Senior Sectional Meet in Greensboro, NC, over the weekend. The Men’s 400 Freestyle Relay team finished 7th out of 27 teams entered.   Team members included Andre Fachin, Luke LaRochelle, Tyler Eldred, and Coach Fabio Da Silva.  Coach Fabio is a 10-time Brazilian... 

Beach United teams win on home turf at Can-Am Cup

Beach United Football Club had several teams shine in the Can-Am Cup soccer tournament over the weekend on the Grand Strand, including a near-sweep of the Girls Under 13-14 divisions. The U-13 BUFC Fury captured the championship of the U-13/14 Red Division in dramatic fashion with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over the CASL White. The scoreless tie was broken with 8 seconds remaining with a looping shot... 

Athlete of Week: Bateson’s big weekend opens doors

Myrtle Beach Riptides swimmer Eddie Bateson turned a few heads at last week’s South Carolina Short Course Championships, but no one was more surprised than Bateson himself. Bateson swam to five team records and three qualifying times for the Senior Sectionals. But his biggest feat was posting three q-times in the Junior Nationals in the 100 freestyle (59.47), the 200 breaststroke (2:09.50) and... 

Coast FA 04 Red claim title at Charleston Battery Cup

The Coast FA 04 Red squad won the championship in the Under-10 boys division over the weekend at the Charleston Battery Challenge Cup. The 04 Red posted two dominant results in Saturday’s matches with a 5-2 win over the Savannah (GA) Storm and a 6-2 victory over the host Daniel Island Celtic. The semifinal match ended in a 1-1 draw against SCUMP Impact but was enough to allow the Coast boys to... 

Bateson twins lead Riptides at SC State Championships

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... 

CAC swimmers record 20 top-10 finishes at state meet

South Carolina Swimming hosted the annual Short Course Championship meet February 13-16, 2015 in Greenville, SC. This year, 807 swimmers from 19 swim clubs qualified to participate.  Locally, Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) had 26 swimmers qualify with 24 swimmers competing in 103 individual events. During the meet, these swimmers posted personal best times in 57% of their races. Over the 4-day competition,... 
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