Colonial Swim League reporting in…
Week 1 Recap
Way to go, Ronan, JT, Stephen, Christopher, Will, and Janika! Well done!
Week 2 Recap
Two more CSL records fell during yesterday’s 2nd Saturday of dual meets, as this week it was South Riding’s Jennifer Luong with a couple of blazing fast swims. In the Girls 11-12 50M Butterfly, Jennifer’s time of 30.25 was 0.59 seconds faster than the prior 26-year old mark. Andin the Girls 11-12 100M Individual Medley, she touched the wall in 1:08.89, bettering the time of 1:09.56 set at last summer’s All-star meet.
Congratulations, Jennifer, on two outstanding swims! Way to go!
Week 3 Recap
Great swims, Angelina, Emil, Austin, Luke, Jacob, and Vincent! Well done!
Week 4 Recap
In the Red Division, it was more of the same from the Burke Centre Penguins as they again won comfortably. The Penguins will face once-beaten Ashburn Village in their week five meet. A lopsided win from the Aqua Jets would win them the division, as would any win coupled with a Cascades win over Franklin Farm. Four teams are tied at 2-2 in the White Division, creating a huge log jam for 2nd place. It also means that the Burke Centre Stingers have clinched the division with their 4-0 record.
Undefeated Ashburn Farm visits 3-1 Franklin Glen in a week five Blue Division showdown. The Barracudas clinch with a win, while the Gators clinch with a win plus an Armfield Farm loss to Chantilly Highlands. If both the Gators and Stingrays prevail, the two of them end up in a three-way with Ashburn Farm. Finally, Sequioa Farmsvisits CountrySide in the battle of unbeatens that will decide the Gold Division.
League record update…
One league record was set in the week four League meets. In the Girls 11-12 50M Backstroke, South Riding’s Jennifer Luong continued to amaze, this time touching the wall in 31.61 and bettering the mark of 31.87 set in 2013.
Congratulations, Jennifer. Well done!
2016 Relay Carnival
Cool shirts, nice weather, fast swimmers and a well run meet made for another great day up at Sugarland Runfor the 2016 CSL All Star Relay Carnival.
The Burke Centre Penguins were very impressive at this meet, winning eleven events, setting two league records, and comfortably taking the Red Division trophy over 2nd place Franklin Farm, who themselves won four events and also set two league records.
There were very close battles for the trophies in the White and Blue Divisions. ManorGate took first in White with a narrow eight point win over 2nd place Burke Centre Stingers. And it was Franklin Glen edging out Armfield Farm by only three points in the Blue Division.
Finally, Sequoia Farms won eight events against its Gold opponents for a convincing win in that division.
In only the third event of the day, Franklin Farm’s Boys 8&Under 100Y Medley relay consisting of Tyler Phillips, Kevin Boulay, Jordan Koller and Topher Newman did away with a 38-year old record with a time of 1:16.45, over a second under the old mark. Two events later, it was the Burke Centre Penguins’ JT Schmid, Stephen Dalil, Christopher Goggins and Will Tighe with a time of 1:04.12 in the Boys 9-10 100Y Medley relay to improve upon the previous record of 1:05.05 set in 2013.
In the Mixed 9-10 200Y Freestyle relay, three different teams swam under the old CSL record time of 2:04.61, which was set only last year. In 3rd place, it was the Ashburn Village relay consisting of Zoe Rand, Andrew Char, Isabel Will and Charlie Barker with a time of 2:02.87. Coming in 2nd was the Burke Centre Penguins’ Skylar Morrison, Christopher Goggins, Ihn Altenburg and JT Schmid touching the wall in2:02.72. And winning the event were Franklin Farm’s Kylie Losinski, Kacey Hu, Luke Witlin and Charlie Zindler with a time of 2:02.57.
In the Mixed 13-14 200Y Freestyle relay, it was the Burke Centre Penguins with the final record swim of the day. Sean Altenburg, Shelby Cleal, Jackson Knouse and Ellie Oswald combined for a time of 1:42.56, just under the old mark of 1:42.81.
Congratulations to all of this year’s record breakers and record setters — Tyler, Kevin, Jordan, Topher, JT, Stephen, Christopher, Will, Zoe, Andrew, Isabel, Charlie, Skylar, Ihn, Kylie, Kacey, Luke, Charlie, Sean, Shelby, Jackson and Ellie.