Swim Charleston had a meet of many firsts
Swim Charleston came out strong in its second swim meet of the season. For some, the meet in Augusta, Georgia, on Nov. 2-3 held plenty of firsts, such as the first meet of the year, first 200- and/or 500-yard freestyle, and first 50-yard butterfly.
Nineteen team records were broken that weekend. Of them, Daniel Island resident Charlotte LeVeen broke the 25-yard breaststroke record. She also went on to drop 32.16 seconds in her 100-yard freestyle. Other Daniel Island residents who achieved incredible time drops were Lilah May, dropping 25.97 seconds in the 100-yard individual medley (IM) and 23.63 seconds in the 200-yard IM; and JJ Vance, who dropped 23.38 seconds in his 200-yard breaststroke.
Other local residents achieved one or more national motivational B, BB, or A time standards, including: JJ Vance in the 200-yard IM; Mack LeVeen in the 200-yard freestyle; Gracyn Ross in the 200-yard freestyle, 200-yard IM, 200-yard breast and 100-yard backstroke; Katherine Norton in the 500-yard freestyle; and Connor Good in the 500-yard freestyle, 50-yard breaststroke, 50-yard freestyle and 50-yard butterfly.
Among the many amazing moments was one for Daniel Island resident Willa LeVeen who patiently waited to shake hands with her younger sister after they raced next to each other. The small gesture was widely noted and helped build team spirit and personality as Swim Charleston received compliments on sportsmanship and manners during the meet.
Swim Charleston provides a variety of programs from swim lessons and youth swim team for ages 4-18 to master swimming for adults and triathlon training. For more information, visit swimcharleston.org.