By Noreen Burns

On Sunday, July 17 , 2016, the PGC Knights of Columbus #2809 in College Park, hosted their 41st Annual Mini Meet. The PGC Council views their swim program as an important part of their Youth Activity Program as the benefits derived by the swimmers are self-development, character building, discipline and good sportsmanship. The Mini Meet is a wholesome competition for awards and recognition that provides an opportunity for our young swimmers (10 and under) to compete with children their own age.  The meet was attended by 192 swimmers, ages ranging from 4 to 10, and was represented by 8 swim teams from the PrinceMont Swim League. The swimmers competed for ribbons and medals. At the awards ceremony after the meet, the top three winners of each event were recognized by standing on a podium (just like the Olympics) and having their medals awarded to them by the Deputy Grand Knight, Jose Rivera. PGC Council would like to thank all the parents, coaches, and older children from the teams participating who volunteered to be timers, runners, and meet officials to make the event successful and memorable for the little swimmers. A special thanks to the crew in the snack bar who served awesome breakfast sandwiches.

The top three teams scoring the most points were awarded team trophies.

Congratulations to Maximum Velocity Propulsion who won first place with a score of 179.

Full Results can be found here: Mini Results

Team Scores

1. Maximum Velocity Propulsion 179

2. Russett Sharks Swim Team 129

3. Adelphi Recreation Inc. 111

4. Green View Swim Team 110

5. Greenbelt Municipal 77

6. New Carrollton Rec 69

7. West Laurel Swim Team 56

8. Prince Georges Council 42

Individual Top Scorers – Girls


Place    Name                  Age         Team                                                         Points
1          Anna Marchand    9      Maximum Velocity Propulsion                  28

2          Tess Buckley       10      Maximum Velocity Propulsion                  22

3          Isabelle Becraft    7      Adelphi Recreation Inc.                               21

4          Kara Schmidt    10      West Laurel Swim Team                              20

5          Sydney Camp     5       Russett Sharks Swim Team                         19

6          Kira Moore        8       Greenbelt Municipal                                     18


Individual Top Scorers – Boys

Place    Name                 Age           Team                                                       Points

1        George Shaw         10            Maximum Velocity Propulsion          22

2          Jason Chen          9             Green View Swim Team                      21

2          Gabriel Roy         8            Adelphi Recreation Inc.                       21

4          Evan Markovitz 8         Russett’s Shark Swim Team                   19

4          Lu Nguyen         10           Green View Swim Team                       19

4          Luc Marchand    6          Maximum Velocity Propulsion            19

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