Team Reps Meeting
The second general meeting of the 2018 CCAA
swim season has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, at 6:30 pm.
We hope to set this season's league divisions at this meeting and to have the 2018 dual meet schedule ready in early April.
Once again this year, CCAA meetings will take place at Mason Prep School
The address is 56 Halsey Boulevard in downtown Charleston, just off of
Lockwood Boulevard near the City Marina. The complete meeting schedule
can be found at the bottom of this page.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 begin practicing in
April and May and compete against each other in dual meets in June.
Dr. Walt Ector, 1926-2018
The Coastal Carolina Aquatic
Association extends its sympathy to the family of Dr. Walton Ector, who
passed away on February 14, 2018. Dr. Ector was a longtime Lowcountry
pediatrician and one of the founders of the Coastal Carolina Novice
Swim League, the predecessor of the CCAA. We encourage you to read Dr.
Ector's article about the CCAA's origins on page 4 of this publication
CCAA teams have begun searching for head and assistant coaches for the 2018 season. Please see our Coaches Wanted page
for more information.
CCAA Survey Results
June 26 to July 9, 2017, the CCAA Board administered a survey to help
to guide decision-making about the league's future direction. A link to
the survey was sent to CCAA team representatives, who were asked to
forward the link to the parents on their teams. The survey was not
available through the CCAA website or social media platforms. This was
a conscious decision made to restrict participation in the survey to
the most active participants in the CCAA. The survey results were
presented to team representatives at the August 3, 2017, general
meeting of the CCAA. After Board members and team reps have a chance to
digest the results over the winter, we will begin discussions about how
to use the results to make the CCAA an even better league.
We appreciate the responses from nearly 600 parents, coaches, and Board members. A summary of the results is available here
50 Faces of City Meet
Carroll, a coach and former swimmer with the Sha-Mel-Lon Stingrays, is
proud to share a photo project with the CCAA. Carson writes, "This year
was the 50th anniversary of the CCAA City Meet, which is a pretty big
deal! Every summer since I moved to Charleston I have been a part of
summer swim and this meet, and I couldn't imagine my life without the
influence of the CCAA and all of the people I have met through it. This
year I was allowed to do a photo project concerning the City Meet and I
would love for you all to check it out. It is a photo series called "50 Faces of City
" that attempts (hopefully well) to capture all (or at least some) of the people who make this meet possible!"
A huge "thank you" goes out to Carson for creating and sharing her labor of love!
Snee Farm Dominates
City Meet 50
For the fourth consecutive
year and the twenty-sixth time in twenty-nine seasons, the Snee Farm
Swim Team captured the Coastal Carolina Aquatic Association (CCAA)
Championship Meet, the 50th City Meet in league history. Snee Farm
finished with 3163 points, the second highest total since the CCAA
moved to its new scoring system in 2000. Snee Farm won twelve of
fifteen relay events over the three days of City Meet 50. The Daniel
Island Flying Fish finished as runners-up with 2764 points, followed by
the Northbridge Terrace Killer Whales at 2381.5 (Northbridge's highest
finish since 2005). The top 5 was rounded out by fourth place Coosaw
Creek (2292.5) and fifth place Hobcaw (1945.5).
records and one relay record were set on the final day of competition.
Snee Farm's Noah Davey set records in the 13-14 boys breaststroke and
individual medley and also finished in first place in backstroke. Noah
joined Hobcaw's Adair Shaw (9-10 girls) and James Island's Wells Cloud
(9-10 boys) as the only three-event winners in this year's City Meet.
Meet records were also set in the 13-14 girls backstroke by Coosaw
Creek's Abbie Hassell and in the 13-14 girls breaststroke by Hobcaw's
Gil Shaw. The 13-14 mixed medley relay team from Snee Farm also
established a new meet record.
Final team scores can be found here
, and final event results can be found here
. You can download the complete heat sheet, including advertisements, here
(65 MB download).
we do every year, the CCAA recognized our graduating seniors before the
final day of the City Meet. This year, we are proud to send off the 56 seniors
who have completed their CCAA careers - good luck, everyone! The CCAA
has provided over 800 scholarships to our graduating seniors totalling
over $160,000 just since 2002.
CCAA also recognized the winners of the annual Team Sportsmanship
Awards, which are voted on by our member teams. This year's
Sportsmanship Award winners were Daniel Island (Red League), Shadowmoss
(White League), and Fort Johnson (Blue League).
Thanks to all of our swimmers, parents, and volunteers for making 2017 a spectacular season to celebrate our 50th City Meet!
City Meet Day 2: More Records, Same Leader
The second day of
the 2017 CCAA Championship Meet was as exciting and record-filled as
the first. The three-time defending champions from Snee Farm remain in
the lead at 1806 points, extending their lead to 165.5 points over the
Daniel Island Flying Fish (1640.5). The James Island Stingrays continue
their surprising start in third place with 1464.5 points, followed by
the Northbridge Terrace Killer Whales (1445) in fourth and the Hobcaw
Marlins (1297) in fifth place.
Eight individual City Meet
records and two relay records were set by the 7-8 and 9-10 swimmers.
Hobcaw's Adair Shaw led the way by setting meet records in all three of
her events: the 9-10 girls' butterfly, breaststroke, and individual
medley. Wells Cloud from the James Island Stingrays established records
in the 9-10 boys' backstroke and individual medley. Records were also
set by James Island's Isa Jickling (7-8 girls freestyle), Daniel
Island's Jackson Muller (7-8 boys freestyle), and Daniel Island's
Matthew Doty (9-10 boys breaststroke). Jackson Muller also won the 7-8
boys breaststroke to join Adair Shaw and Wells Cloud as the only
multiple event champions.
Complete team scores through day 2 are available here
City Meet Day 1: Records Fall, Snee Farm on Top
The first day
of the 2017 CCAA Championship Meet was a fast one despite the 97-degree
heat, with new City Meet records being set in the first seven events of
the session. One more record fell in the final event of the evening,
meaning that 62% of the 11-12 records were broken on Day 1.
three-time CCAA defending champions from Snee Farm (671 points) jumped
out to a comfortable 127-point lead over the Coosaw Creek Crocodiles
(544), followed by the Newington Tiger Sharks (495), the Daniel Island
Flying Fish (448), and the Shadowmoss Sharks (444)
JD Haffner led the way with two meet records, capturing the 11-12 boys
backstroke and freestyle, in which he smashed his older brother's
three-year-old record. Individual records were also set by Pine
Forest's Cassidy Lima (11-12 girls freestyle), Coosaw Creek's Madelyn
Routhier (11-12 girls butterfly), Snee Farm's Kyle Hertwig (11-12 boys
butterfly), and Snee Farm's Ann Thompson (11-12 girls backstroke). Two
Snee Farm relays also broke City Meet records: the 11-12 mixed medley
relay (Ann Thompson, Avery Frece, Kyle Hertwig, Legare Mansfield) and
the 11-12 boys freestyle relay (Legare Mansfield, Jackson Allison, Ben
Evans, and Kyle Hertwig).
Complete team scores through day 1 are available here
Dates for the 2018 Season
|Thursday, February 22
||General meeting for team reps (6:30 PM) at Mason Preparatory School
|Tuesday, March 27
||General meeting for team reps (6:30
PM) at Mason Preparatory School
|Thursday, April 19||Officials training: CCAA rules (6:30-8:30 PM) at 9291 Medical Plaza Drive |
|Saturday, April 21||Officials training: stroke and turn rules (8:30-10:30 AM) at Parkshore Pool|
|Thursday, April 26
||General meeting for team reps (6:30
PM) at Mason Preparatory School
|Thursday, May 10||Officials training: CCAA rules (6:30-8:30 PM) at 9291 Medical Plaza Drive|
|Saturday, May 12
||Officials training: stroke and turn rules (8:30-10:30 AM) at Northbridge Terrace Pool
|Sunday, May 20||Coaches' meeting/clinic (2:00 PM) at Mason Preparatory School|
|Thursday, May 24
||"Bag night" meeting for team reps (6:30 PM)
at Mason Preparatory School; preceded
by team reps orientation session at 6:15
|Rosters due to league registrars
|Tuesday, June 5
Dual meets begin
||City Meet T-shirt design contest entries due
| Tuesday, July 3
||Final scheduled dual meets
|Thursday, July 5
||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