April 2017 News
Country Club of Charleston swim team has decided to take a one-season
break from competition in 2017 due to renovations involving its pool
prior to the 2019 US Women's Open golf tournament. The CCC team plans
to resume competition in 2018. The schedule for the CCAA's Blue League
has been revised. Each Blue League team will swim one of its opponents
twice in home-and-away competition.
The general meeting for CCAA
team representatives scheduled for Thursday, April 27, has been
cancelled. As we anticipated at our March 30 meeting, there is no
pressing business that requires another meeting before the Bag Night
meeting on May 18.
we put the 2016 CCAA season behind us and begin to look ahead to 2017,
some teams will be looking for new head and/or assistant coaches.
Please check out our Coaches Wanted
page for more information.
2017 City Meet Dates
CCAA Board and team representatives decided at the August wrap-up
meeting to move the 2017 CCAA Championship Meet one weekend earlier
than the dates announced in the 2016 City Meet heat sheet. The City Meet will take place on the weekend of July 14-16, 2017.
change was made to avoid a conflict with the South Carolina Long Course
State Meet that would have affected some swimmers, parents, coaches,
and officials. Many of our meet officials will be also involved with
the State Meet (as well as several coaches), and their participation in
our City Meet is very important and necessary.
Snee Farm Three-Peat
three hours of rain that poured on the Coastal Carolina Aquatic
Association (CCAA) Championship cooled off the pool and led to a
fantastic final day of competition. The Snee Farm Swim Team led almost
from wire to wire and captured its third consecutive CCAA championship,
leading the Coosaw Creek Crocodiles 3004.5 - 2801. Snee Farm has now
won twenty-five of the last twenty-eight City Meets. The Daniel Island
Flying Fish finished third with 2397.5 points, followed by the
Newington Tiger Sharks (2226) and the Hobcaw Marlins (2099).
were five multiple event winners on Sunday, including three triple
crown winners who won all three individual events they entered while
setting two meet records each. Sarah Mundy of the Crowfield Killer
Waves set meet records in the 13-14 girls' freestyle and breaststroke
while also winning the individual medley. Peyton Wilson from the James
Island Stingrays broke her own meet records in the 15-18 girls'
freestyle and butterfly and also captured the individual medley title.
Nick Wukovits from the Longpoint Sailfish broke meet records in the
15-18 boys' breaststroke and individual medley and also won the
freestyle. In addition, Coosaw Creek's Abbie Hassell was the champion
of the 13-14 girls' butterfly and breaststroke, while Zachary Moody
from Northbridge Terrace was victorious in the 13-14 boys' breaststroke
and individual medley. Three other individual meet records were broken:
Haffner of the Newington Tiger Sharks won the 13-14 boys' freestyle,
Cooper Pitts of the Longpoint Sailfish set a new mark in the 15-18
boys' backstroke, and his teammate Carter Brzezinski set a record in
15-18 boys' freestyle with his leadoff split in the free relay.
meet records for relays were also broken: the Coosaw Creek Crocodiles'
13-14 mixed medley relay set a new mark in the first event of the day,
the 13-14 girls from Crowfield broke the record in the freestyle relay,
and Longpoint's 15-18 boys closed out the day with a new record in the
Final meet results can be downloaded here
. The complete heat sheet, with advertisements, can be downloaded here
Thanks to all the families and businesses that advertised in our heat
sheet. This support helps to provide our senior scholarships each year.The
CCAA is composed of 19 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 compete against each other in dual meets in June and
Snee Farm's Lead Widens
youngest swimmers of the Coastal Carolina Aquatic Association
(CCAA) took the stage on Saturday, and the defending champions from
Snee Farm widened the lead they brought in from day 1. Snee Farm closed
the day with a 296 point lead over Coosaw Creek, 1811 - 1515. Daniel
Island is in third place with 1489 points, followed by Newington (1365)
and Hobcaw (1329).
were two triple crown winners on Saturday - victors in three individual
events. Carson Owens from the Shadowmoss Sharks established new meet
records in the 9-10 boys' freestyle and butterfly, while Avery Frece
from Snee Farm captured the titles in the 9-10 girls' butterfly,
backstroke, and individual medley. Three other individual meet records
were set on Saturday: Norah Lightburn from Coosaw Creek in the 7-8
girls' freestyle, her Crocodile teammate Tyler Nelson in the 7-8 boys'
butterfly, and Snee Farm's Sullivan Frece in the 7-8 boys freestyle.
Snee Farm Is the Early Leader
took a little longer than expected to get started, but a little thunder
and lightning didn't dampen the excitement of the first night of the
Coastal Carolina Aquatic Association (CCAA) Championship Meet. Friday's
competition featured the CCAA's 11-12 year old swimmers in their
individual events and relays.
the first day of competition, two-time defending champion Snee Farm
holds an 84 point lead over the Newington Tiger Sharks, 690-606. The
Coosaw Creek Crocodiles sit in third place at 515 points, followed by
Hobcaw (477.5) and the James Island Swim Team (458).
There were only two multiple-event
winners on the first night of the City Meet. Snee Farm's Sophie Frece
captured the 11-12 girls butterfly and individual medley events, and
Newington's JD Haffner was the champion of the boys freestyle and
backstroke. Possibly due to the long weather delay, no individual
records were set by the 11-12 swimmers. However, the 11-12 girls
freestyle relay from Snee Farm (Anna Misciagna, Ann Thompson, Ashley
Windham, and Sophie Frece) eclipsed the meet record set last year by
CCAA officials' page
contains a list of each team's certified officials and links to
certification tests and other resources.
Dates for the 2017 Season
|Thursday, March 2
||General meeting for team reps (6:30 PM) at Mason Preparatory School
|Thursday, March 30
||General meeting for team reps (6:30
PM) at Mason Preparatory School
|Thursday, April 27||General meeting for team reps (6:30 PM) at Mason Preparatory School|
|Saturday, May 6
||Officials training: stroke and turn rules (8:00 AM) at Parkshore Pool; starters clinic follows at 10:00 AM
|Thursday, May 11||Officials training: CCAA rules (6:30 PM) at Lowcountry Women's Services (9291 Medical Plaza Drive in North Charleston)|
|Thursday, May 18
||"Bag night" meeting for team reps (6:30 PM)
at Mason Preparatory School; preceded by team reps orientation session at 6:15
|Saturday, May 20||Officials training: stroke and turn rules (8:00 AM) at Northbridge Terrace Pool; starters clinic follows at 10:00 AM|
|Sunday, May 21
||Coaches' meeting/clinic (2:00 PM) at Mason Preparatory School
|Tuesday, May 23||Officials training: CCAA rules (6:30 PM) at Lowcountry Women's Services (9291 Medical Plaza Drive in North Charleston)|
|Rosters due to league registrars
|Thursday, June 1
Dual meets begin (first scheduled meets will be June 1, but teams may agree to swim earlier.)
||City Meet T-shirt design contest entries due
| Thursday, June 29
||Final scheduled dual meets
||City Meet entries and ads submission deadline
||Pre-City Meet meeting (6:30 PM) for team reps and
coaches at Mason Preparatory School
||CCAA Championship Meet at Goose Creek
Community Pool at Crowfield Golf & Country Club
||Season wrap-up meeting for team reps and
coaches (6:30 PM) at Mason Preparatory School