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Morgan, Steele strike gold to lead CAC at state meet

South Carolina Swimming hosted its annual Short Course Championship Meet this past weekend in Greenville, SC. This year, over 800 swimmers from 28 swim clubs were in action, including 28 swimmers from the Coastal Aquatic Club. Over the weekend, CAC swimmers brought home state titles as well as individual and team medals. Ian Morgan (500 Free, 1,000 Free, and 1,650 Free) and Taylor Steele (100... 

Coast FA 04 Girls capture Classic State Cup crown

The Coast FA 04 Girls Red team coached by Mark Sanchez finished off a prolonged 2018 season by winning the U15 PMSL Classic State Cup on Saturday in Daniel Island. The victory came in dramatic fashion, winning the cup on penalty kicks from the mark after completing 80 minutes of regulation time plus 20 minutes of overtime. DISA drew first blood with an early first half goal but the Coast girls... 

Winter Bump serves boost to area volleyball, economy

To casual observers, the 2019 Winter Bump volleyball tournament might seem like child’s play. But for local hotels, restaurants and venues, it’s also big business. Featuring 285 teams from six different states (approximately 10,000 visitors including players, families and fans) and an estimated $3 million in direct spending, according to Myrtle Beach sports tourism director Tim Huber,... 

CAC sends six swimmers to podium at Tiger Invitational

The Clemson Aquatic Team (CAT) hosted their 2019 Tiger Invitational Meet this weekend at Clemson University. The Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) sent 36 swimmers to the meet to compete with over 600 swimmers from 20 swim clubs from South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. Kayla Aquilar led CAC with 4 individual wins and 6 total podium (TOP 3) finishes while Yuri Costa posted the other... 

CAC swimmers post hot times at Snowflake Invite

The Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) spent the weekend in Rock Hill for the 2018 Rays Snowflake Invite hosted by the Upper Palmetto YMCA Swim Club. The event started on Friday evening with the threat of freezing rain, sleet, or snow arriving sometime over the weekend. Ultimately, freezing rain and sleet arrived Sunday morning as temperatures hovered around 32 degrees all day Sunday. The Sunday afternoon... 

CAC’s Steele captures gold at Winter Junior Nationals

Carolina Forest senior and Coastal Aquatic Club standout Taylor Steele became the first Grand Strand area swimmer to claim a national championship Friday. Competing in the 2018 Speedo Winter Junior Nationals East Championships in Greensboro, NC, Steele captured first place in the 100-Yard Breaststroke with a time of 1:00.54. Steele edged runner-up Zhang Sophia (1:00.83) and third-lace Janessa Mathews... 

BUFC nets three titles, two runners-up at James Island

Three Beach United Football Club teams captured championship trophies at the Nov. 17-18 James Island Cup and two more reached the finals of their respective divisions at the Charleston area tournament. The BUFC Tigers, Strikers and Storm won division titles, while the Lightning and Crush lost in championship matches after making strong showings against an impressive field of competition. The BUFC... 

CAC swimmers capture top spots at Thanksgiving meet

Palmetto Aquatics (PALM) hosted the 2018 Thanksgiving Invite Meet on the campus of the University of South Carolina this past weekend. Approximately 820 swimmers from 19 swim clubs from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia participated, including 40 swimmers from the Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC). This is short course swimming season, which means a 25-yard competition pool. Nine... 

Mohr brothers take major leap at Junior Olympic XC

A pair of Grand Strand brothers made strong showings at the USATF SC Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships last weekend and earned the right to compete in the regional event this weekend. Nicholas Mohr captured second place in the 4K with a time of 14:52.61 in the 13-14 Boys Division, and Michael Mohr took third place in the 5K with a time of 17:47.86 in the Boys 15-18 Division on Saturday. Both... 

Coast FA teams post solid showings in NC tourneys

Coach Joel Banta‚Äôs Coast 07 Red first received high praise by being placed in the U12 second flight at the Visit Raleigh Junior Showcase (formally CASL Showcase) and then validated their placement by winning the tournament. The Raleigh, NC event is recognized as one of the top youth tournaments in the United States with most age groups having seven or eight flights with eight teams each. The... 
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