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CAC swimmers score wins at Lower Palmetto meet

Carolina Aquatics (CA) hosted the 2019 Lower Palmetto Championship Meet this past weekend on the campus of the University of South Carolina. The meet was open to all youth swimmers who did not qualify for the multi-state sectional meets for their individual events (sectional qualifying times are faster than state championship qualifying times). The sectional qualifiers have been in action in recent... 

Coast FA teams strike it rich at St. Patrick’s Cup

The luck of the Irish shined on four Coast FA teams over the weekend at the St. Patrick‚Äôs Cup in Columbia. Two teams returned home with championship trophies and two claimed finalist awards. Coast teams battled a very competitive array of teams that included over 200 entrants. The Coast 07 Girls Red reeled off four consecutive victories to claim top honors in the U12 division while conceding... 

CAC swimmers post top times at Spring Sectional

The Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) sent its fastest senior swimmers (ages 15 and up) to compete in the Speedo ESSZ Spring Senior Sectional Meet in Cary, NC this weekend. The Eastern Section of the South Zone (ESSZ) includes teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Mississippi. Swimmers from 59 teams were entered in this meet. This was a very... 

Coast FA 03 Red survives delays to claim State Cup

Good things come to those that wait. That old adage proved true for Coach Brian Smith and his Coast 03 Red team, which captured the U16 PMSL State Cup championship last night against Columbia based SCUFC. The championship comes after nearly three months of delays and reschedules triggered by the fall hurricane and its ensuing flooding throughout South Carolina. Keeping to the script, the match... 

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... 
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