The 2016 Futures meets were held August 4-7 at four sites around the country: Austin, TX Palo Alto, CA, Atlanta, and College Park, MD. Having the Futures Championship in our backyard was a great opportunity for PVS swimmers to compete in their own backyard. For those swimmers who didn’t quite qualify for summer Junior Nationals or for local swimmers who didn’t want to travel, the Futures Championships provided another forum to improve their times.
Potomac Valley was well represented at this meet. The teams that were there and the number of swimmers are as follows:
ASA -4, Machine Aquatics – 9. Mason Makos Swim Team – 4, NCAP – 74, Potomac Marlins – 8, RMSC – 18, Snow – 13, The Fish – 8, University of Maryland Aquatics – 4, York – 3.
PV swimmers who received high point rankings include Eksteen, Sinead (NCAP)- 4th, Nguyen, Claire (NCAP) 8th, Yegher, Jaycee(RMSC) 9th, Keating, Anna (Machine) 10th, Hellmer, Jasmine (NCAP) 12th, Robey, Hugh (NCAP) 15th, Burris, Michael (SNOW) 17th, 8 Wu, Timothy (NCAP) 18th, Cooper, Cole (NCAP) 20th, Laporte, Madeline (NCAP) 21st , Cumberland, Will (NCAP) 23rd, and Gati, Isabella (NCAP) 24th.
Team Score Women
1 Nation’s Capital Swim Club Nation’s Capital Swim Club 406
3 Rockville Montgomery Swim Club Rockville Montgomery Swim Club 109
19 Machine Aquatics Machine Aquatics 33
30 Mason Makos Swim Team Mason Makos Swim Team 17
30 Potomac Marlins Potomac Marlins 17
38 All Star Aquatics All Star Aquatics 14
43 Snow Swimming Snow Swimming 8
Team Score Men
1 Nation’s Capital Swim Club Nation’s Capital Swim Club 462. 50
7 Snow Swimming Snow Swimming 117. 50
18 Rockville Montgomery Swim Club Rockville Montgomery Swim Club 45. 50
22 The Fish The Fish 38
32 Machine Aquatics Machine Aquatics 17. 50
Team Score – Combined
1 Nation’s Capital Swim Club Nation’s Capital Swim Club 1,001. 50
9 Rockville Montgomery Swim Club Rockville Montgomery Swim Club 161. 50
12 Snow Swimming Snow Swimming 128. 50
32 Machine Aquatics Machine Aquatics 50. 50
40 The Fish The Fish 38
53 Potomac Marlins Potomac Marlins 17
53 Mason Makos Swim Team Mason Makos Swim Team 17
60 All Star Aquatics All Star Aquatics 14
By all accounts, the inaugural year of Futures being held at the University of Maryland was a success. Potomac Valley was well represented in the A finals and a lot of fast swimming was going on. We would love to hear what you thought of the meet – please comment below.