“The 2014 LC Age Group Champs is going to be a season Weston Swimming will never forget,” said coach John Scaldini.
Every Weston swimmer who competed in the meet, held the weekend of July 26-27, finished top 16 (finals) in at least one event and the 10-and-under girls took home first place overall, winning both medley relays.
In the 10-and-under age group, Alexa Pappas scored the third highest overall individual points with a win in the 100-meter butterfly, setting a new team record of 1:19.96; second in the 50 backstroke, second in the 50 butterfly, third in the 100 backstroke, fourth in the 50 freestyle and third in the 100 freestyle.
Pappas was also on the winning relay team with Katie Franco, Madison Lowe and Nicole Linell for a first place finish in the 200 medley relay, a first in the 400 medley relay, and a team record in the 400 freestyle of 5:15.24.
The girls 200 free relay team delivered third place with Ally Bradley, Franco, Linell and Pappas, and also set a new team record. Lowe brought home the ribbons for sixth in the 50 backstroke, (making the cut for the zone finals) and ninth in the 100 backstroke.
Franco placed ninth in the 400 freestyle and Linell was sixth in the 100 breaststroke.
Competing in the 11-12 age group, Sarah Franco was fourth place in the 100 breaststroke event (zone cut and Connecticut senior cut) and seventh in the 50 breaststroke (zone cut). Kate Linell came in 10th in the 50 butterfly (zone cut).
Oscar Petersen had the sixth highest overall individual point score in boys 11- and 12-year-old age group with second in 100 freestyle and 200 IM, fourth in 100 backstroke, fourth in the 200 freestyle for a new team record of 2:17.21, eighth in the 400 freestyle and fifth in the 50 freestyle.
In the 13- and 14-year-old girls events, Samantha Kim was fifth in the 100 breaststroke and sixth in the 200 breaststroke. Ali Poscik placed fifth in the mile for a team record of 19:18 and eighth for the 100 butterfly. In the boys events, Nathan Katz earned 11th for the 200 breaststroke (zone cut).
“There is nothing more satisfying for a coach then to watch young athletes grow into a team,” said Scaldini. “Our swimmers are dedicated and talented but most importantly they bring a joyful approach to the sport that can only lead to success.”
Weston swimming opens its short course registration Aug. 4 at www.westonswimming.org and is open to swimmers from all towns.