Snee Farm Six-Peat
Team standings can be downloaded HERE.
Complete meet results can be downloaded HERE.
Although the race for the team championship at the 2019 CCAA City Meet did not provide much drama, there was plenty of drama in the pool as the CCAA’s oldest swimmers turned in spectacular performances on the final day of competition. The Snee Farm Swim Team established new records for total team points and overall victory margin on their way to capturing its sixth consecutive CCAA championship and twenty-seventh in the past thirty years. Snee Farm clinched the title with ten events to go and finished with a lead of 872.5 points over the runner-up Daniel Island Flying Fish (3231.5 – 2359). Daniel Island held off a late charge by the Hobcaw Marlins, who finished 24.5 points behind the Flying Fish at 2335.5 points. The top five was rounded out by the Newington Tiger Sharks (2244 points) and the Northbridge Terrace Killer Whales (2042.5). The biggest climbers in the City Meet standings this year were the Shadowmoss Sharks, who moved from 10th place in 2018 to 6th place in 2019.
Sunday’s competition featured the City Meet’s first two triple crown winners of 2019. Snee Farm’s Kyle Hertwig finished in first place in the 13-14 boys freestyle, butterfly, and individual medley; Kyle also established new City Meet records in the freestyle and butterfly events. Ellis Pitts from the Longpoint Sailfish was a three-time event winner in the 15-18 girls age group, capturing the titles in freestyle, butterfly, and individual medley. Other multiple event winners were Coosaw Creek’s Madelyn Routhier, placing first in the 13-14 girls butterfly and finishing in a first-place tie in the 13-14 girls freestyle, and Snee Farm’s Charles Blanc, who won the 15-18 boys butterfly and individual medley events. Snee Farm’s Kyle Hertwig also participated in a record-setting 13-14 mixed medley relay team, along with Ann Thompson, Avery Frece, and Legare Mansfield.
The CCAA was proud to recognize seventy-two graduating seniors before the final day of the City Meet, ten of whom have competed in the CCAA for fourteen years. One senior, the Summerville Y’s Scott Jeffries, is a fifteen-year CCAA swimmer.
The CCAA thanks all of the volunteers who made the 2019 regular season and City Meet so successful! We look forward to an even better year in 2020!
Report from Day 2
The CCAA’s youngest swimmers had their time on stage during the second day of the 2019 City Meet, and they rose to the occasion. The sixteen individual stroke events in the 7-8 and 9-10 age groups features sixteen different champions. At the end of the session, five-time defending champion Snee Farm had begun to pull away from the pack, leading the Daniel Island Flying Fish by 265.5 points (1822.5 – 1557). The Northbridge Terrace Killer Whales stand in third place with 1439.5 points, followed by the Hobcaw Marlins (1420.5) and the Shadowmoss Sharks (1266).
Two City Meet records were established during Saturday’s events. Judith Suttle from the Shadowmoss Sharks set a new record in the 9-10 girls 50-yard butterfly, while Brady Evans, Andrew Curl, Ty Johnson, Garrett Blankenship established a new mark in the 9-10 boys 200-yard freestyle relay. Judith was one of two double event winners on day 2 – she also finished as champion of the 9-10 girls individual medley, while Snee Farm’s Garrett Blankenship captured the 9-10 boys breaststroke and individual medley events.
As in the individual events, four teams shared the wealth as age group champions of Saturday’s four groups. The Daniel Island Flying Fish finished as 7-8 girls champions, and the Hobcaw Marlins captured the 7-8 boys title. The 9-10 girls championship was won by the Shadowmoss Sharks, while Snee Farm took home the 9-10 boys crown.
The City Meet will wrap up on Sunday morning featuring the 13-14 and 15-18 age groups, with warmups beginning at 7:30 and a projected 9:30 meet start.
Report from Day 1
The first night of the 2019 CCAA Championship Meet (aka City Meet 52) was a great success. Nearly 200 swimmers in the 11-12 age group kicked off this year’s competition, and a familiar name is at the top after Day 1. The five-time defending champion Snee Farm Swim Team holds a 73-point lead over the Daniel Island Flying Fish (661-558). The Hobcaw Marlins hold down third place with 557 points, followed by the Shadowmoss Sharks (541) and the Northbridge Terrace Killer Whales (419.5).
The star of Day 1 was definitely Wells Cloud from the James Island Stingrays. Wells set individual meet records in the 11-12 boys freestyle and individual medley, and he was joined by teammates Parker Hamilton, Luke Thomas, and Caleb Becvinovski to break the record in the 11-12 boys freestyle relay. Wells also completed the triple crown of individual events by winning the 11-12 boys backstroke. There was one other multiple event winner on Day 1: Adair Shaw from the Hobcaw Marlins took first place in the 11-12 girls butterfly and individual medley.
The Shadowmoss Sharks slipped past the Daniel Island Flying Fish by 2 points to finish as the overall 11-12 girls champions, while Snee Farm ended the night as overall 11-12 boys champions.