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Gator’s Swim Team Grabs Second Place at Championships

Boys’ team places first, girls’ team finishes second

Wrapping up an amazing season, the Gators Swim Team had a great Championship meet. The 11-12 year old boys won the Medly and Freestyle relay races by over half the lenght of the pool. In the 50 yard Freestyle race, Nathan Sheets, Quinn O’Loane, Michael Sheets and Nick Poole took the top four spots. Brinly Hardy, 7, set a meet record in the 25 yard Freestyle race with a time of 18.07. Nathan Sheets, 12, and Julian Nordloh, 8, lead the team with four first place finishes. Nathan won the 50 yard Freestyle, 50 yard Backstroke, 100 yard Individual Medley and 50 yard Breaststroke. Julian won the 25 yard Freestyle, 50 yard Freestyle, 25 yard Breaststroke and 25 yard Butterfly.

The following swimmers also won their events: Brinly Hardy, 7 (25 yard Freestyle and 25 yard Breast); Audrey Thomas, 12 (50 yard Freestyle); Amanda Heath, 14 (50 yard Freestyle); Finn Grieshop-Goodwin, 6 (25 yard Back); Rachel Sheets, 15 (25 yard Back); Julia Thomas, 9 (100 yard IM); Quinn O’Loane, 12 (50 yard Fly); and Coleman Platt, 17 (50 yard Fly). The following JCC Relays also took first place: Girls 150 yard Freestyle Relay (Madison Gardner, Brinly Hardy, Eliza Kelly, Audrey Thomas, Amanda Heath, Rachel Sheets), Boys 6 and Under 100 yard Freestyle Relay (Sam Kelly, Grant Spalding, Finn Grieshop-Goodwin, Isaac Sheets), Boys 7-8 100 yard Medley Relay (Connor Frisch, Owen Ritchie, Julian Nordloh, Sam Gardner), Boys 9-10 100 yard Medley Relay (Graham Sisler, Cole Gilkey, Matthew Melendez, Eli Partin), Boys 11-12 200 yard Medley Relay (Nathan Sheets, Nick Poole, Quinn O’Loane, Michael Sheets), Girls 15-18 200 yard Medley Relay (Joanna Mueller, Amanda Heath, Rachel Sheets, Julie Reczek), Boys 7-8 100 yard Freestyle Relay (Connor Frisch, Owen Ritchie, Sammy Gardner, Julian Nordloh), and Boys 11-12 200 yard Freestyle Relay (Nathan Sheets, Nick Poole, Michael Sheets, Quinn O’Loane).

The Gators are now resting after their great season. Be sure to look out for more information about winter training coming in the fall. The Gators are the JCC Swim Team for ages 5-18.

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