Sailfish swimmers bring home the glory

Congratulations to all the Concord YMCA Sailfish swimmers who swam last weekend at GSSA champs, Aug. 4 and 5, held at the Jenny Thompson Pool in Dover. Our 9-10 boys' 200 free relay and 200 medley relay placed first in our division. Both relays included Ben Tetreault, Noah Shortlidge, Logan Lamb and Alan Sietz.
Logan Lamb placed first in all three of his individual events: the 8-and-under 50 freestyle (36.11), 25 breastroke (24.77), and 25 backstroke (21.18).
Maddy Ishak took third place in the 9- and 10-year-old 50 breastroke with a time of 52.22. She improved on her personal best time by 1.37 seconds.
Noah Shortlidge placed third in the 9- and 10-year-old boys' 50 backstroke.
Emily McSweeney had a personal best time in her 25 breastroke. She dropped her time by 3.47 seconds to get a time of 30.79 and placed sixth.
Alan Sietz had two personal best times. He dropped 5 seconds in his 50 backstroke to get a time of 58.41, placing fifth.
The 11-and-older swimmers swam long course meters. Erin Demers had a personal best time in the 15- to 19-year-old 100 freestyle with a time of 1:18.85 long course meters. She improved her time by 2.41 seconds.
Great job, Sailfish! Remember: Fall swim team begins officially Oct. 1. Tryouts are 6-7 p.m. on the following dates: Sept. 11, 13, 18 and 20. Registration is Sept. 20, 6-7 p.m., at the Concord YMCA.
For more information, call 228-9622 or visit concordymca.org. Hope to see you there!
Rebecca Stephens

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