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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... 

Local runners place fourth at MB Mini-Marathon, 5K

Brian Polen of Wooster, OH won the Myrtle Beach Mini-Marathon over the weekend with a time of 1:17:38, more than 2 minutes faster than the runner-up. A pair of North Carolina runners took second and third, followed by the top local finisher – fourth-place Elton Oakley of Myrtle Beach. Matt Embler of North Charleston rounded out the top five. Lori Brown of Hauppauge, NY (1:26:42) won the women’s... 

CAC dominates as host of Coastal Classic Invitational

Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) hosted its 10th annual Coastal Classic Invitational Swim Meet this past weekend at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatics and Fitness Center. More than 500 swimmers participated, including teams from Aiken, Charleston, Clemson, Columbia, Florence, Sumter and Myrtle Beach. With the conclusion of High School swimming, swimmers now focus their training and competition with their... 

Coast FA boys teams earn Charleston Shootout titles

Three Coast FA boys select teams returned home with hardware from the Charleston Select Shootout over the weekend. Coast captured two championships and one finalist trophy. “It is nice to come to a beautiful city and play very good teams in all divisions,” said Coast Director of Coaching Ross Morgan “The Charleston event is very well ran and attracts a nice field of teams.” The... 

BUFC hosts overcome lost time to shine at Shootout

Despite missing out on several practice sessions due to Hurricane Florence, Beach United Football Club teams made a strong showing on their home turf in The Great Carolina Shootout over the weekend. Two BUFC teams captured championships and four others advanced to the finals of their respective divisions at various venues on the Grand Strand. The tournament welcomed hundreds of teams around the... 
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