CAC swimmers take part in Carolina Crown all-star meet

CAC-Carolina Crown Challenge April 2017South Carolina Swimming hosted the third annual Carolina Crown Swim Challenge this past weekend, and several Grand Strand area athletes participated in the unique meet.

The 200 invited swimmers were top performing 15- to 18-year-olds from North Carolina and South Carolina swim clubs. They were divided into four teams (Black Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, and Sapphire) for the all-star event.

The meet was the first-ever swim meet held at the newly-constructed Clover School District Community YMCA pool, an outdoor Olympic pool (50 meters) near Lake Wylie, SC.

CAC was well-represented in the meet. Coach Fabio da Silva was one of the three coaches for the Sapphire Team, while five swimmers competed in the event: John Grey Crosby and Olivia McGonigal (Black Diamond); Casey Mitchell and Kater Wolff (Ruby); and Taylor Steele (Sapphire).

Swimmers earned points for their teams for each event held.  The team competition came down to the 400 Free Relays, where the Ruby team outswam the competition.  With their team victory, each member of Ruby team earned a custom Carolina Crown towel for their efforts.

Photo courtesy of CAC

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