Riptides Racing sends five swimmers to state meet

The SC State Long Course Championship was held July 20-23, in Columbia. The four day meet was cut short due to inclement weather on Sunday night, so final results for Sunday were based on preliminary swims that morning.

Riptides Racing qualified five swimmers Connor Churchill, Jake Flaherty, Mason Kinmartin, Hannah McDonough and Peyton McWhorter to the state competition. Coach Mary Churchill stated “I am very proud of our swimmers performance over this championship weekend. They posted multiple best times, top 10 finishes, and new team records.”

Leading the way was Hannah McDonough posting 8 personal best times. In the 100 backstroke McDonough finished 4th, also earning her first AAA time, she finished 5th in the 200IM and 9th in the 400 IM. McDonough also broke team records in the 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 200 IM.

Peyton McWhorter also posted 8 personal best times, finished 7th in the 100 butterfly and 10th in the 200 butterfly and 50 freestyle. Rounding out the team was Jake Flaherty who swam away with 5 personal best times.

Back in Myrtle Beach Riptides swimmers competed in summer swim league on Thursday July 20. Thomas Cassey and Cameron Tedrow each posted 4 for 4 best times with over 20 seconds accumulated drops in their 4 events. Wesley Tedrow posted 3 best times, Joshua Crauder 1 best time and Joshua Cassey had 2 new event swims. Riptide swimmers will compete in the Summer Swim League Championship on July 29th at Pepper Geddings.

Photo courtesy of Riptides Racing

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