Snee Farm Wins 8th Consecutive City Swim Meet Title
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC — In one of the tightest CCAA championship competitions ever, the competition came to a close with the final stints on day two of competition.
Although the North Charleston Barracudas sat in seventh place at the end of day one, they nearly pulled off a miraculous comeback before falling short.
In the end, the Snee Farm swim team survived with an 18.5 point win to claim their eighth consecutive City Meet title (2781.0 – 2762.5).
Third place Northbridge Terrace Killer Whales (2666 points) and fourth place Daniel Island Flying Fish (2624.5) were also in contention until the end, finishing much closer to the top than teams traditionally in those positions.
Snee Farm’s win was the closest finish to the City Meet since 2008, and the second-closest finish since the CCAA adopted its current scoring system in 2000. The point difference between first and fourth place was the smallest ever under the new scoring system.
The individual star on Day 2 was Luke Green of North Charleston, who set new competitive records in the butterfly, backstroke and medley events for boys 13-14.
Luke’s brother Charlie also won the triple crown, winning the butterfly, backstroke (a meet record) and four individual medley races in the 15-18 age group.
Other City Meet record holders were Sean Groeber from Northbridge Terrace (13-14 boys breaststroke), Sophie Frece from Snee Farm (15-18 girls 50 backstroke), Gil Shaw from Hobcaw (15-18 girls breaststroke) and Kyle Hertwig from Snee Farm (15 -18 boys freestyle).
Additionally, North Charleston’s Ivan Wilson set a new record in the boys 13-14 freestyle as the first swimmer for the Barracudas relay team, which also broke the City Meet record.
Two other relay teams broke CCAA records: the 15-18 Girls Freestyle Relay from Hobcaw (Kennedy Anne DeVeaux, Gil Shaw, Elizabeth Kelley and Adair Shaw) and the 15-18 Mixed Medley Relay from Snee Farm ( Anne Thompson, Avery Frece, Kyle Hertwig, and Jackson Allison).
Three other swimmers were multi-event champions: Carly Foust of Sha-Mel-Lon (11-12 girls butterfly and individual medley), Jimmy Young of Ashborough (11-12 boys freestyle and individual medley) and Ellie Chalupsky from Daniel Island (13-14 butterfly and back girls).
The City Meet women’s tag team champion was the Parkshore Piranhas, while the North Charleston Barracudas finished as the top-rated men’s team.
Nearly 850 swimmers from eighteen CCAA teams competed in this year’s championship meet, held at the North Charleston Aquatic Center.
Team scores and individual results are available here.
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