2022 City Meet
Final Team Standings
Team standings from the 2022 CCAA Championship Meet
City Meet Day 2: Drama at the Top, Same Result
In one of the closest CCAA championship meets ever, the competition came down to the final relays of the meet’s second day. Although the North Charleston Barracudas stood in seventh place at the end of Day 1, they nearly completed a miraculous comeback before falling short. In the end, the Snee Farm Swim Team survived with a 18.5 point victory to claim their eighth consecutive City Meet title (2781.0 – 2762.5). The third place Northbridge Terrace Killer Whales (2666 points) and the fourth place Daniel Island Flying Fish (2624.5) were also in the running until the end, finishing much closer to the top than teams traditionally in those positions. Snee Farm’s victory was the closest City Meet finish since 2008, and the second-closest result since the CCAA adopted its current scoring system in 2000. The point difference between first and fourth places was the smallest ever under the new scoring system.
The individual star of Day 2 was North Charleston’s Luke Green, who set new meet records in the 13-14 boys butterfly, backstroke, and individual medley events. Luke’s brother Charlie was also a triple-crown winner, claiming the 15-18 boys butterfly, backstroke (a meet record), and individual medley races. Other City Meet record-setters were Northbridge Terrace’s Sean Groeber (13-14 boys breaststroke), Snee Farm’s Sophie Frece (15-18 girls 50 backstroke), Hobcaw’s Gil Shaw (15-18 girls breaststroke), and Snee Farm’s Kyle Hertwig (15-18 boys freestyle). In addition, North Charleston’s Ivan Wilson set a new record in the 13-14 boys freestyle as the leadoff swimmer on the Barracudas’ relay team (along with Nathan Lindsey, Alex Swetckie, and Luke Green), which also broke the City Meet record. Two other relay teams broke CCAA records: Hobcaw’s 15-18 girls free relay (Kennedy Anne DeVeaux, Gil Shaw, Elizabeth Kelley, and Adair Shaw), and Snee Farm’s 15-18 mixed medley relay (Anne Thompson, Avery Frece, Kyle Hertwig, and Jackson Allison).
Three other swimmers were champions of multiple events: Sha-Mel-Lon’s Carly Foust (11-12 girls butterfly and individual medley), Ashborough’s Jimmy Young (11-12 boys freestyle and individual medley), and Daniel Island’s Ellie Chalupsky (13-14 girls butterfly and backstroke).
The overall girls team champion of the City Meet was the Parkshore Piranhas, while the North Charleston Barracudas finished as the top-scoring boys team.
Nearly 850 swimmers from the eighteen CCAA teams participated in this year’s championship meet, held at the North Charleston Aquatic Center.
City Meet Day 1: Daniel Island Flies to the Top
The first day of the 2022 CCAA Championship Meet ended with a cluster of four teams at the top of the standings separated by only 124 points. After the CCAA’s 7-8 and 9-10 age groups finished their swims, the Daniel Island Flying Fish held a 51.5 point lead over the second place Northbridge Terrace Killer Whales, 1191.0-1139.5 The Parkshore Piranhas were close behind in third place with 1126.0 points, followed by the seven-time defending CCAA champions from Snee Farm at 1067.0.
Two swimmers were “triple crown” winners on Day 1: Parkshore’s Reves Sidebottom captured the 9-10 girls’ freestyle, butterfly, and individual medley races while also breaking the CCAA record in the freestyle event, and Snee Farm’s Ethan Goxhaj was the champion of the 9-10 boys’ freestyle, butterfly, and individual medley. Four swimmers were double event winners, including two meet record-setters. Holden Jickling from the James Island Stingrays set new CCAA records in the 7-8 boys’ butterfly and backstroke events, while Parkshore’s Kara Pomerantz broke the City Meet record in the girls’ freestyle and placed first in butterfly. In addition, Abigail Kornegay of the Shadowmoss Sharks placed first in the 7-8 girls’ backstroke and breaststroke races, and Parkshore’s Ella Sidebottom was the champion of the 9-10 girls’ backstroke and breaststroke.
The Parkshore Piranhas took first in three relay events: the 9-10 mixed medley and the 7-8 and 9-10 girls’ freestyle relays. Daniel Island won the 7-8 mixed medley and 9-10 boys’ freestyle relays, and the Shadowmoss Sharks placed first in the 7-8 boys’ free relay.
The CCAA Championship Meet will conclude on Sunday, July 10, with the 11-12, 13-14, and 15-18 age groups. The meet will begin by 9:15 at the North Charleston Aquatic Center.
2022 CCAA Championship: The City Meet Is Here!
This year’s championship meet (City Meet) is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10, at the North Charleston Aquatic Center (map). The 7-8 and 9-10 age groups will compete on Saturday, while the 11-12, 13-14, and 15-18 age groups will compete on Sunday. The complete heat sheet can be downloaded here. The defending champions from Snee Farm are pursuing their eighth consecutive championship, but other contenders like the Daniel Island Flying Fish, the Northbridge Terrace Killer Whales, and the North Charleston Barracudas are also in the mix for the title.
Once again, we are grateful to WCBD (Channel 2) for providing a live stream of this year’s City Meet. If you can’t make it to the Aquatic Center, you can watch the meet live or later on. Thanks to the Channel 2 team and their sponsors for making this possible!
This year’s event champions and the listing of meet records will be updated throughout the weekend on our City Meet page. The top 10 finishers in each event will also be posted throughout the weekend on the CCAA Facebook and Twitter feeds. Good luck to the over 800 swimmers participating in this year’s City Meet!
Saturday, July 9
Doors open: 7:00 AM
Warmups: 8:00-9:00 AM
Meet begins: 9:00 AM
Sunday, July 10
Doors open: 7:00 AM
Warmups: 8:00-9:00 AM
Senior recognition: 9:00 AM
Meet begins: 9:15 AM
2022 CCAA Seniors
Congratulations to the 2022 CCAA seniors! Most of them graduated this spring, with a few more 18-year-olds that will graduate in the class of 2023. We are grateful to these swimmers for their many years of participation in our league, and we wish them nothing but the best as they begin the next stage in their journeys. We are very proud of them!
Matt Cannavaro (Clemson University) 14 years in the CCAA
Daniel Gros (high school class of 2023) 13 years
Katie Heimerdinger (University of South Carolina) 7 years
Lucas Millard (employment with the Fire Department) 9 years
Cane Bay YMCA
Country Club of Charleston
Abby DeGarady (Clemson University) 8 years
Gage Parker (University of South Carolina) 10 years
Peyton Arnett (Clemson University) 13 years
Erik Venjohn (high school class of 2023) 8 years
Joseph Durand (University of Central Florida) 10 years
Paige Woods (Clemson University) 14 years
Anna Albert (Palm Beach Atlantic University) 14 years
Caroline Brinson (Clemson University)
Lily Brown (Clemson University)
Bates Collar (Clemson University) 14 years
Lee Greddick (Clemson University)
John Hutto (The Citadel)
Abigail McLeod (University of South Carolina)
Celia Murphy (Catholic University)
DuPre Royall (University of South Carolina)
Cypress Santos (University of South Carolina) 14 years
Gil Shaw (University of North Carolina-Wilmington) 14 years
Miriam Woodhull (Clemson University)
Cheney Crowe (San Diego State University) 10+ years
Savannah Godefroy (Clemson University) 10 years
Thomas Hilton (College of Charleston) 10 years
Will Bilsback (The Citadel) 7 years
Mark McGhee (Charleston Southern University) 11 years
Olivia Polk (University of South Carolina) 10 years
Jacob Tierney (University of South Carolina) 10 years
Josey Hartsell (University of South Carolina) 12 years
Ben Atwood (University of South Carolina) 13 years
Sarah Burnette (University of Tennessee) 12 years
Emma Cohn (University of South Carolina) 14 years
Ginny Geils (Clemson University) 12 years
Brady Newton (University of South Carolina) 14 years
Connor Reardon (Clemson University) 12 years
Amaris Belt (Trident Technical College) 5 years
Kate Green (Rollins College) 2 years
Anna Polomsky (Clemson University) 9 years
Madelyn Routhier (University of Tampa) 13 years
Josh Baroody (Columbia College) 8 years
Arizsa Childs (Charleston Southern University) 3 years
Hannah Grover (U.S. Air Force Academy) 1 year
JD Haffner (Duke University) 12 years
Robert King (Charleston Southern University) 12 years
Cassidy Lima (University of North Carolina-Wilmington) 13 years
Elisabeth Nolan (College of Charleston) 8 years
Kayley Pratt (University of South Carolina) 12 years
Charley Bernstein (college destination undecided) 15 years
Lilly Claypoole (Wake Forest University) 13 years
Madeline Ethington-Carl (University of the South) 12 years
Eliza Ford (University of Georgia) 14 years
Maria Alexander (Oberlin College) 14 years
Grace Porter (University of South Carolina) 9 years
Collin Carroll (Trident Technical College) 13 years
Gray Gladwell (Trident Technical College) 13 years
Harper Kissell (University of Montana) 13 years
Evan Thrasher (College of Charleston) 10 years
Katelyn Toelle (Lenoir-Rhyne University) 12 years
Amelia Chico (University of South Carolina) 13 years
Addie Chretien (Clemson University) 12 years
Walker Condrey (University of South Carolina) 13 years
Sophie Frece (University of Tampa) 8 years
Melody Goldberg (Clemson University) 13 years
Michael Hance (Clemson University) 11 years
Pete Maher (Lander University) 14 years
Phoebe Centers (Anderson University) 1 year
Alex Jamison (University of South Carolina) 1 year
Noah McKanna (working at a YMCA in Chicago) 13 years
Kyla O’Keefe (Furman University) 11 years
Matthew Perrecone (enlisting in the U.S. Navy) 1 year
2022 CCAA Season: Important Dates
Wednesday, March 2 (6:30 PM): General meeting (for team reps and coaches) at Porter-Gaud
Wednesday, March 23 (6:30 PM): General meeting (for team reps and coaches) at Porter-Gaud
Tuesday, April 19 (6:30 PM): General meeting (for team reps and coaches) at Porter-Gaud
Thursday, April 28 (6:30 PM): Officials’ training – stroke and turn rules (conducted via Zoom)
Saturday, April 30: Final team schedules (additional meets scheduled by teams) due to CCAA
Tuesday, May 3 (6:30 PM): Officials’ training – stroke and turn rules (conducted via Zoom)
May: Officials’ training – CCAA rules
Sunday, May 15 (2:00 PM): Coaches’ clinic – conducted over Zoom by Brad Blake (Shadowmoss head coach)
Tuesday, May 24 (6:30 PM): Bag Night – General meeting (for team reps and coaches) at Porter-Gaud
Friday, May 27: Team rosters due to league registrar
Tuesday, May 31: first dual meet (teams have schedule flexibility – first meet must be scheduled on/before June 4
Friday, June 10: Entry deadline for City Meet T-Shirt Design Contest
Friday, July 1: CCAA Championship Meet entry deadline
Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10: CCAA Championship Meet at North Charleston Aquatic Center
2021 Championship Meet:
New Pool, Same Champion
The Coastal Carolina Aquatic Association returned to action after a year’s absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the defending champion Snee Farm Swim Team did not miss a beat. After falling as low as fourth place earlier in the weekend, Snee Farm came from behind to take the lead during the final day of competition in the CCAA Championship Meet and never looked back. Snee Farm scored 2910 points for a 91-point victory over the North Charleston Barracudas (2819) to capture its seventh consecutive City Meet title and twenty-ninth in thirty-two years. The Northbridge Terrace Killer Whales finished in third place with 2629 points, followed by the Parkshore Piranhas (2538.5) and the Daniel Island Flying Fish (2521). The championship meet moved to the indoor facility at the North Charleston Aquatic Center after over forty years of outside City Meets.
Multiple CCAA records fell during the final day of competition, beginning in one of the earliest races. Snee Farm’s Ann Thompson set a meet record as the leadoff backstroke swimmer in the 15-18 mixed medley relay and then broke her hour-old record in the individual event. The outstanding swimmer of the day was North Charleston’s Luke Green, who established new CCAA marks in the 13-14 boys butterfly, backstroke, and individual medley events. Parkshore’s James Winterfield won all three individual events in which he swam, and he set meet records in the 15-18 boy’ butterfly and backstroke events. CCAA records in individual events were also broken by Hobcaw’s Adair Shaw (13-14 girls individual medley) and Gil Shaw (15-18 girls breaststroke), Newington’s Cassidy Lima (15-18 girls freestyle), and Snee Farm’s Kyle Hertwig (15-18 boys freestyle). Adair Shaw captured a triple crown in her individual events, also placing first in the 13-14 girls freestyle and butterfly events. Four relay teams set CCAA records: Snee Farm’s 15-18 mixed medley relay, and the freestyle relays from Hobcaw (13-14 girls), North Charleston (13-14 boys), and Newington (15-18 boys).
Regular Season Division Winners
Congratulations to the champions of the 2022 Coastal Carolina Aquatic Association regular season! The dual meet season ran from May 31 through June 28. The top three teams in each league will receive their trophies at the 2022 CCAA Championship Meet.
1st place: North Charleston Barracudas (5-0)
2nd place: Daniel Island Flying Fish (4-1)
3rd place: Snee Farm Swim Team (3-2)
1st place: Newington Tiger Sharks (4-1)
2nd place (tie): Legend Oaks Gators and Shadowmoss Sharks (3-2)
1st place: Ashborough Alligators (5-0)
2nd place (tie): Country Club of Charleston Phish and Crowfield Killer Waves (3-2)
See the calendar on the left for officials training dates. Officials who participated in the stroke and turn sessions can take the online test as a Google Form here. The CCAA rules test is available as a Google Form here. Officials should be sure to submit their tests for grading by Friday, May 19. These forms will require officials to enter their name, email address, and CCAA team that they represent. Officials will also need to enter the date that they participated in the training class.