Gators growl, win third LSA swim title at Oldham County

The J swim team continued its dominance at the Louisville Swim Association (LSA) Championship on July 17 at the Oldham County Aquatics Center, winning the Division 3 title for the third time in six years.

The Gators finished first with a combined score of 2056.5, outdistancing second place Tom Sawyer (1,911).
The other finishers were Oldham County (1,762), Brownsboro Farm (1,491), Wildwood Country Club (1,080), Locust Creek (926), Shelbyville Country Club (412.5), Bridgepointe (324), and U of L Golf Club (121).

In addition to their three championship years in the past six, The J also has finished second twice.
But Aquatics Director Johnny Kimberlin said winning is secondary in the LSA.

“We had a great time. Everyone gets along; that’s what we focus on,” Kimberlin said. “Winning is a bonus.”
While 115 kids are on the Gators, approximately 60 swam in the championship, competing in freestyle and medley relays as well as individual events.

Austin Clark and Kiley Handley coached this year’s champion team.

The LSA is a recreational swim and diving league that serves Louisville Metro and neighboring counties.
The J competes in the Division 3 of the LSA, the smallest in the league, but Kimberlin said the Gators are ready to move up.

“It’s just a matter of time before we get to Division 2,” he said.

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