CAC senior swimmers make waves at Speedo Sectionals

cac-seniorsectionals2015Coastal 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 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.

In individual events, Maggie Langdale was 17th overall in the 100 Backstroke.  And, Luke LaRochelle finished 19th in the 50 Free.  His 50 Freestyle time also qualified Luke for the NCSA Junior Nationals in Orlando, FL.  He joined 3 other CAC swimmers qualified for the meet (Maggie Langdale, Kandes Soapes, and Mason Bryan).   Four Junior National Qualifiers is a CAC club record.

By the end of the weekend, CAC swimmers had set 6 new team records:

* Maggie Langdale – 100 Free (53.98); 100 Fly (58.42).
* Andre Fachin – 100 Free (47.55); 200 Free (1:46.24).
* Luke Larochelle – 50 Free (21.53).
* Boys 400 Free Relay –3:12.16 (Andre Fachin, Luke LaRochelle, Tyler Eldred, and Fabio Da Silva).

This weekend, Ryan Eldred, Lizzy Gatley, Brae Jackson, Olivia McGonigal, and Kater Wolff will represent CAC at the Age Group Sectional meet (for ages 8-14) at the Georgia Tech Aquatics Center in Atlanta, GA.

Photo courtesy of CAC

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