By Contributor: Jim Riley
The Southbridge Seals started off their 2018 Prince William Swim League summer season with a win at Montclair June 16, besting the Seahawks by just 177 points, 2559 – 2382. This marks the Seals’ first dual meet victory over Montclair in team history.
The Seals had several noteworthy individual performances in the pool on Saturday led by three swimmers who recorded at least one top time in the league for the week including Kayley Benway (Girls 13-14 100M IM and 50M Fly), Ainsley Juhlin (Girls 15-18 50M Back), and Caila Sullivan (Girls 11-12 50M Free and 50M Back). Eleven new individual and three new relay team records were set.
Seals team members recorded 60 “Top 25 Times” in the league for the week with 15 individual swimmers landing in the Top 10 for one or more events. Fifteen Seals relay teams placed among the league’s “Top 15 Times” for the week in their events.
Greg Giovinazzo, in his fifth year as head coach stated, “I don’t think that we’ve ever had a better day at the pool. It was amazing that Seals swimmers placed first in 34 out of the 47 individual events that were held today, but in the end it took a full team effort to ensure we secured the win.”
The Seals are the official swim team of Southbridge on the Potomac located in Southbridge, Va., and includes swimmers from the Southbridge, Potomac Shores and other surrounding communities in southeastern Prince William County. This year, the Seals have moved up into the PWSL’s Black Division and will face off against Old Bridge and Stonewall Park for the division championship July 28 at Stonewall Park. Founded in 2009, they have won division championships in 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
For Full Results of the weekend visit: http://www.pwswimmeets.com/