MCSL 2016 – Over and out…

Sunday wrapped up the final day of the 2016 MCSL season.

In the individual all-star events, the star of the show seemed to be the Jolyn trunk show.  At least for the girls.  While they might have  busy buying cute suits, everyone was decked out in their fastskins, proving once again that the kids in the MCSL come to championship meets ready to swim fast.  For fun, we decided to score the meet using a 1-20 scoring system.  The top ten teams are as follows:

Rockville 468
Stonegate 359
Tally Ho 299
Regency Estates 255
Woodcliffe 232
Connecticut Belair 230
Country Glen 219
Cedarbrook 213
Germantown 210
Woodley Gardens 195

Keep in mind that MCSL does NOT score this meet, we just wanted to see how things would play out if they did.  It’s also important to note that a lot of top swimmers scratch this meet – some decided to take family vacations and a lot of the older kids are training for and are in the middle of a taper for some of the larger championship meets. (Be sure to keep your eye out for a “food for thought” article later this week about the scoring of meets!)

The teams and divisions were all well represented at All-Stars this year.  We want to recognize teams that had 15 or more individual races (if a swimmer swam two events that would be counted as two races).  They are as follows:

Bethesda 15, Cedarbrook 19, Connecticut Belair 19, Country Glen 21, Franklin Knolls 16, Germantown 22, Olney Mill 15, Regency Estates 19, Rockville 43, Stonegate 33, Tally Ho 21, Tilden Woods 16, Woodcliff 20, Woodley Gardens 19, Wildwood Manor 18.

Individual MCSL records are as follows:

Event 11 Boys 11-12 50 SC Meter Freestyle
Fitch, David 12 Potomac 26.20

img_4663Event 16 Girls 13-14 100 SC Meter IM
Mara, Madeline 14 Rockville  1:05.83

Event 26 Girls 13-14 50 SC Meter Backstroke
Bacon, Phoebe 13 Tallyho  28.23

Event 33 Boys 11-12 50 SC Meter Breaststroke
Fitch, David 12 Potomac 34.90 32.79

WCF's Noah Garvey congratulating David Fitch on breaking the 11-12 boys 50 BR with a time of 32.79!!!
WCF’s Noah Garvey congratulating David Fitch on breaking the 11-12 boys 50 BR with a time of 32.79!!!





Event 38 Women 15-18 100 SC Meter Breaststroke
Yegher, Jaycee Mallory 17 Darnestown 1:09.46

Event 46 Girls 13-14 50 SC Meter Butterfly
Bacon, Phoebe 13 Tallyho  27.98



Honorable mentions:  Guila Baroldi was .04 off the 11-12 50 fly – Samir Elkassem .08 off the 9-10 25 fly, Madeline Mara .05 off the 13-14 50 breast, Bouke Edskes .24 off 15-18 100 IM, Brett Feyerick .44 off 13-14 50 back and .45 off 13-14 IM, Maya Fisher .04 off the 13-14 50 free.  Catherine Belyakov was .32 off 13-14 IM and Catherine and (13)Brett being at the bottom of their age group (13) will have the 2017 MCSL season to work towards those (and other records).



The relay all-stars on Saturday also proved to be a record breaking event – MCSL records as follows:

Event 3 Mixed 15-18 200 SC Meter Freestyle Relay
Rockvile 1) Edskes, Bouke M18 2) Tang, Jason M17 3) Sun, Grace W17 4) Gu, Elaina W18

Event 4 Mixed 13-14 200 SC Meter Freestyle Relay
Potomac Woods 1)Howley, Caroline W14 2) Schlosser, Trent M14 3) Sharkey, Megan Kenna W14 4) Rosner, Jacob M14

Event 14 Boys 9-10 100 SC Meter Medley Relay
Country Glen  1)Elkassem, Nasim 10 2) Elkassem, Samir 10 3) Begin, Brady 10 4) Bean, Thomas 9

Event 16 Mixed 15-18 200 SC Meter Medley Relay
Tilden Woods  1) Horikawa, Nozomi M17 2) Piepol, Ashley W17 3) Ellett, Timmy M15 4) Nugent, Celine W

Complete meet results

We want to thank everyone for their support during the summer season. We look forward to the coming year, covering the Olympics, PVS meets and expanding our coverage of High School Swim.  We couldn’t have done it without the support of the swim community.  Enjoy the rest of your summer!


5 thoughts on “MCSL 2016 – Over and out…

  • Aug 2, 2016 at 12:10 am

    In Honorable mentions you stated that “a swimmer” (boy) was .45 off 13-14 IM record, and that swimmer being at the bottom of his age group (13). By the same principal you can say that Catherine Belyakov was .32 off 13-14 IM and Catherine is also being at the bottom of her age group (13). It is important to mention that being at the bottom of her age group (13) in 100IM Catherine had one of the fastest time among all girls in MCSL in 100IM (including girls 15-18).

    • Aug 2, 2016 at 12:19 am

      We only looked at events where there was not a record broken for individuals that were close. We will surely see others who were in the #2 spot this year taking down records next year. You are correct, the times get a lot tighter as the kids get older as it gets harder to drop time! We updated this article to reflect Catherine’s accomplishment. Let us know if you see any others we missed!

  • Aug 2, 2016 at 12:43 am

    Based on numerous publications in RFTW, looks like the Tallyho (Division A) is the Editor’s favorite team :-)! However, there are some other girls and boys besides the Division A :-)!

    • Aug 2, 2016 at 12:52 am

      We don’t have any preference for any team – we are parent volunteers who put this together in our free time. When we take off our RFTW hats we definitely have preference for the teams our kids swim on. (None swim for Tally Ho and we represent five divisions in all!)

      Most of our reporting on divisions is based on parents submissions. Feel free to send us a complete write up on your Divisionals and we
      Will add it to our recent article!! We didn’t hear from many of the divisions, including yours.

  • Aug 25, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    2016 Olympic silver medalist Dan Wallace of Scotland moves his training base from Millfield to the University of Stirling. Florida International University has announced their swimming and diving schedule for the upcoming 2016-2017 season.


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