By Contributor Brenten Gilbert

The Bridlewood BWaves faced their longest drive of the season as they headed down to Dale City for their week four matchup against the Frogs. And though they were outnumbered, it quickly became clear that they were not outmatched. The BWaves opened up the meet with zest as they swept all eleven of the opening relays and set the pace for a high-scoring affair.  

The Bridlewaves continued to control the meet with consistent first place finishes through the individual events, building a lead throughout the day before ultimately winning with a final score of 3130 to 2105. The “pond” was kind to the swimmers, though, yielding personal best times for 43% of Bridlwood’s individual swims. On the records board, the BWaves only had one mark to update and, not surprisingly, it came at the hands of the 11-12 Girls, who have steadily lowered their team records each week. This time out, it was the quartet of Madalyn Witt, Makenzie Witt, Ella Cypher, and Maecy Wells lowering their 100m Freestyle Relay record to an impressive 57.46 seconds. 

The 11-12 GIrls once again claimed top honors in the county for both of their relays as did their 15-18 Girl counterparts. Also placing first in the county this week were Erin Quinn (15-18 GIrls Free), Peter GIlbert (13-14 Boys IM), Madalyn Witt (11-12 GIrls Back), Georgia Johnson (15-18 GIrls Back & Breast), and Maecy Wells (11-12 Girls Breast). 

The 11-12 GIrls of Bridlewood have set at least one new relay record each meet this year. (Photo Credit: Colleen Corrado)

The Frogs were great hosts and the meet – despite the score – featured many close races and the deck was full of cheers and team spirit. On a more personal note, the BWaves said goodbye to Ashley Sontos, who took her last splash before moving away and leaving the team after six seasons. She will be missed. 

BWave Ashley Sontos celebrates her last splash with a teammate.
(Photo Credit Colleen Corrado)

This win moves the BWaves to a record of 3-1 on the season (not including their Stars & Stripes Invitational win) and they will be hosting the Ridgewood Barracudas next week. The Frogs will head to Wellington to face the Dolphins. 

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