After a fierce night of relay swimming, the Coosaw Creek Crocodiles are the CCAA champions for the third consecutive year. The Crocodiles came from behind to pass leader Snee Farm with just three events remaining and held on for a 21.5 point victory, 2746.0-2724.5. The Daniel Island Flying Fish finished in third place for the fifth year in a row with 2612.5 points, followed by the Shadowmoss Sharks (2062.5) and the Northbridge Terrace Killer Whales (2030.5). The City Meet girls championship was captured by Snee Farm, while Daniel Island finished as boys champions.
The swimming on relay night was just as fast as the night before, and several new records were set. Four relays set new CCAA records, and four swimmers swam leadoff legs on relays that established new records in individual events. The Newington Tiger Sharks opened up Relay Night with a new record in the 7-8 mixed medley relay (1:22.96 by Kennedy Ellwood, J.D. Haffner, Lainey Crafton, and James Lopez.) Coosaw Creek's 15-18 mixed medley team topped their year-old record with a new mark of 1:56.38 by Alecia Rattigan, Jeremiah Bohon, Noah Brazier, and Micah Bohon. The final two events of the meet both saw records fall. Northbridge Terrace's 15-18 girls free relay of Sara Stansell, Lyndsey Bryant, Abigail Boling, and Ashleigh Bennett set a new record with a time of 1:54.06, and Dunes West's 15-18 boys team (James Koval, Cason Brown, Dirk Bell, and Ben Hillebrand) closed the meet with a CCAA record time of 1:38.41.
New individual records can be set by backstrokers swimming first in medley relays and leadoff swimmers in free relays. Shadowmoss's Emorie Thrasher set a new 9-10 girls backstroke record of 35.99, and she then broke the freestyle record for her age group with a time of 30.32. Daniel Island's Megan Kingsley obliterated the 15-18 girls backstroke record by swimming 28.73, and Parkshore Piranha Peyton Wilson established a new CCAA record in the 13-14 girls 50 freestyle (27.13).
Several awards were presented before the meet. Micah Norton of the Country Club Phish received the Carolyn Y. Keller Scholarship, for which many rising high school seniors across the CCAA submitted applications. The Team Sportsmanship Awards, voted on by the CCAA teams, were presented to Snee Farm (Red League), Longpoint (White League), and Legend Oaks (Blue League).
Thanks to all of the volunteers that make the CCAA season possible. Congratulations to all of our swimmers and their coaches for another terrific season. We'll see you in 2014 - save the dates of July 20-22 for the next City Meet!
Full results coming soon!
Records fell across the pool on the second night of competition to set the stage for an incredible finish at the 2013 CCAA Championship Meet.
After the completion of the individual events, three teams have a chance to capture the CCAA title. The Snee Farm Swim Team held on to its lead from Day 1, but the Coosaw Creek Crocodiles moved into second place, just 20.5 points behind (1970.5-1950). The third-place Daniel Island Flying Fish are also in the mix, 27.5 points behind Coosaw Creek. The Shadowmoss Sharks stand in fourth place at 1524.5 points, with the Northbridge Terrace Killer Whales (1480.5) and Parkshore Piranhas (1432.5) within striking distance.
The star of the night was Coosaw Creek's Micah Bohon, who set new CCAA records in all three of her swims. In an incredible finish, Bohon tied with Daniel Island's Megan Kingsley in the 15-18 girls 50 butterfly at 29.28, the first of her three records. She followed that swim with meet records in the 15-18 girls 50 breaststroke (34.49) and 100 individual medley (1:05.62) races. Snee Farm's Andrew Bagley set two records in the 15-18 boys butterfly (26.29) and backstroke (26.79) events. The standout race of the night was swum by Coosaw Creek's Jackson Seith, who broke the CCAA record in the 13-14 boys 50 breaststroke by over two seconds with a time of 31.45.
Micah Bohon was one of three triple-crown winners on Day 2. In the 11-12 boys, the Shadowmoss Sharks' Justin Lawrence captured first places in the butterfly, breaststroke, and individual medley events. In the 13-14 girls, Peyton Wilson of the Parkshore Piranhas was victorious in the butterfly, backstroke, and individual medley races.
Three swimmers joined Bagley as two-time event winners: Carter Brzezinski of the I'On Riptides (13-14 boys freestyle and backstroke), Seith (13-14 boys breaststroke and IM), and Coosaw Creek's Jeremiah Bohon (15-18 boys breaststroke and IM).
The final night of the three-day event will feature fifteen relay events: five mixed medley relays and ten freestyle relays. Warmups will begin at 4:00 pm, followed by recognition of the CCAA's seniors and presentation of regular season awards and then a 5:50 start to the competition.
The 2013 CCAA Championship Meet got off to a wet start, as rain fell during warmups and off and on during the meet, but the competition was fierce during the first day of the event.
The Snee Farm Swim Team holds the lead after Day 1 with 910 points, 79 points ahead of second place Daniel Island (831). Two-time defending champion Coosaw Creek is in third place at 821 points, followed by the Northbridge Terrace Killer Whales (768) and the Hobcaw Marlins (639.5)
Two meet records were broken on Sunday, including the oldest record in the CCAA. Brady Newton of Northbridge Terrace set a new mark in the 7-8 boys backstroke (20.09), eclipsing the legendary 20.20 set by fellow Killer Whale Chris Matthews in 1979. Mary Alice Dupree of the Fort Johnson Dolphins continued her march through the butterfly record book, setting a new record in the 11-12 girls fly (31.02) to go along with her CCAA butterfly records in the 7-8 and 9-10 age groups.
Mary Alice was one of two triple crown winners on Day 1, winning the 11-12 girls freestyle and individual medley events to go along with her butterfly title. Her three event victories give her eleven city meet championships in five years. Shadowmoss's Emorie Thrasher captured the 9-10 freestyle, butterfly, and individual medley races, leaving her undefeated in eight events in the past three City Meets.
Other multiple event winners were Cassidy Lima of the Pine Forest Porpoises (7-8 girls freestyle and breaststroke), Eliza Ford of the Country Club Phish (7-8 girls butterfly and backstroke), Ryder Putnam from the James Island Stingrays (7-8 boys freestyle and butterfly), Antonio Gunther of the Coosaw Creek Crocodiles (9-10 boys freestyle and IM), and the Parkshore Piranhas' Andrew Mitchum (9-10 boys butterfly and backstroke.)
Competition will resume on Monday with individual events for the 11-12 boys and all swimmers in the 13-14 and 15-17 age groups. Warmups will begin at 4 PM, and the meet will start at 5:30.
We will post top finishers and running scores to Twitter (@swimccaa) again during this year's City Meet. The Twitter feed can be found at http://twitter.com/swimccaa
Remember to use the #chsswim tag if you do any tweeting of your own!
Top finishers will also be posted to the CCAA's Facebook page.
The Coastal Carolina Aquatic Association's annual Championship Meet, also known as the City Meet, is right around the corner. Over 1100 CCAA swimmers will be competing over the course of three days of fast and furious swimming. The meet will kick off on Sunday, July 21, with individual competition for the 7-8 girls and boys, 9-10 girls and boys, and 11-12 girls. Warmups will begin at 1:40 (schedule can be downloaded here) and competition will begin at 3:30. The meet will be held at the Jewish Community Center at 1645 Wallenberg Boulevard in the West Ashley area (map). There is no charge for admission, but there is a $5 parking fee.
The meet will continue on Monday with individual events for the 11-12 boys, 13-14 girls and boys, and 15-18 girls and boys, and will wrap up with relays for all ages on Tuesday, July 23. Warmups on both Monday and Tuesday will begin at 4:00, and the meet will begin at 5:30.
The Coosaw Creek Crocodiles enter the City Meet as two-time defending champions. Coosaw Creek ended Snee Farm's twenty-two year reign at the top of the CCAA in 2011 and finished first again in 2012. Snee Farm finished in second place in 2012, followed by the Daniel Island Flying Fish, the Hobcaw Marlins, and the Shadowmoss Sharks.
The CCAA is composed of 23 teams from the tri-county area surrounding Charleston, South Carolina.Over 2700 swimmers from 4 to 18 years old represent their neighborhoods, clubs, and other organizations in friendly (but exciting!) competition. CCAA teams began practicing in April and May and competed against each other in dual meets in June and July.
|Important Dates for the 2013 Season|
|Wednesday, February 20||General meeting for team reps (6:30 PM) at the Jewish Community Center|
|Thursday, March 21||General meeting for team reps (6:30 PM) at the Jewish Community Center|
|Thursday, April 18||Officials training: CCAA rules (6:30-8:30 PM) at 9291 Medical Plaza Drive (map)|
|Saturday, April 20||Officials training: stroke and turn rules (12:00-1:30 PM) at the LTP pool (map); starters clinic follows at 1:30|
|Sunday, April 21||Officials training: CCAA rules (3:00-5:00 PM) at 9291 Medical Plaza Drive (map)|
|Thursday, April 25||General meeting for team reps (6:30 PM) at the Jewish Community Center|
|Saturday, April 27||Officials training: stroke and turn rules (12:00-1:30 PM) at the LTP pool (map); starters clinic follows at 1:30|
|Sunday, May 19||Coaches clinic (2:00 - 4:00 pm) at Mason Prep School, 56 Halsey Boulevard, downtown Charleston (map)|
|Sunday, May 19||Officials training: stroke and turn rules (12:00 - 1:45 pm), starters clinic (1:30 pm), CCAA rules (2:00 - 3:45 pm) at the LTP pool (map)|
|Thursday, May 23||"Bag night" meeting for team reps (6:30 PM) at the Jewish Community Center|
|Rosters due to league registrars|
|Saturday, June 8||Officials training: CCAA rules (8:00 - 10:00 am), stroke and turn rules (10:00 am - noon) at the Summerville Y (map)|
|Tuesday, June 11||
Dual meets begin
|Monday, June 24||City meet T-shirt design contest entries due|
|Thursday, July 11||Final scheduled dual meets|
|City meet entries and advertisements due|
|Tuesday, July 16||Pre-City Meet general meeting for team reps and coaches (6:30 PM) at the Jewish Community Center|
|July 21-23||CCAA Championship Meet at the JCC|
|August (TBA)||Season wrap-up meeting for team reps and coaches (6:30 PM) at the Jewish Community Center|