Swim Charleston delivers ‘exceptional individual performances’ at state championships!
On July 18, 35 swimmers from Swim Charleston headed to Columbia and the USC campus for the 2019 Long Course Swimming State Championships. Contested in an Olympic-size 50 meter pool, the Long Course State Championships are limited to the fastest qualifying swimmers in the state. Fielding nine relays, Swim Charleston brought home top 3 relay finishes in two events.
In the 10/u boys 200 meter freestyle relay, Daniel Island residents LJ LeVeen, Brady Evin, and Connor Good combined with Jack Cahill to bring home silver for the team. In the 10/u boys 200 meter medley relay, LeVeen, Good and fellow DI resident Jason Chalupsky combined with Cahill to bring home bronze for the team.
Overall, the team finished 10th out of 23 teams and 97% of the swims were season best times.
According to Cathy Sheafor, head coach for Swim Charleston, “exceptional individual performances” came from the following swimmers who performed in the Top 10 in the state:
• Noah Davey: 7th place - 100 breast
• Gina Morganti: 1st place - 1500 free, 400 free; 2nd place - 200 free; 3rd place - 50 free, 200 fly; 5th place - 400 IM; and 7th place - 100 fly
• Connor Good: 7th place - 50 free; 4th place - 50 back; and 8th place - 100 free
• Julia Reed: 10th place - 50 back
• Ruby Lanza: 9th place - 100 free; 10th place - 100 fly
• LJ LeVeen: 4th place - 200 free; 6th place - 100 fly; 5th place - 200 IM; 7th place - 50 fly; 6th place - 400 free
• Ellis Pitts: 8th place - 100 free
• Natalie True: 10th place - 50 free; 7th place - 200 fly
• Peter Waddington: 8th place – 200 free; 4th place - 50 free; 10th place - 50 back; 4th place - 50 fly; 6th place - 100 free
• Ellie Chalupsky, Maya Doucher, Mackenzie LeVeen and Natalie True: 9th place - 11-12 / 200 girls free relay
• Ellie Chalupsky, Maya Doucher, Natalie True and Gica Morganti: 5th place - 11-12 / 200 girls medley relay
• Andrew Curl, Thomas Curl, Sean Lynch, Peter Waddington: 9th place - 11-12 / 200 boys medley relay
“Swim Charleston continues to practice on Daniel Island and is excited to be including youth triathlon training in its fall programming,” noted Sheafor.
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