The Lionfish continue to dominate the
J division of the Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL), topping both Norbeck Grove with a score of 444 to 330 points on July 10 and Eldwick with a score of 466 to 320 point on July 3. The Lionfish sit atop of the division with a record 5-0.
“We had a lot of all-star times in both of our last two meets. At the July 10 meet, the girls’ 175-meter relay was so close it came down to the touch where we got second. It was an exciting day,” said Lakelands Coach Brooke Hoffman.
On July 11 the team went on to place first of the six teams in Division J at the relay carnival, scoring 218 points.
“It was an exciting meet. We have 11 relays going to All Stars,” Hoffman said.
Relays consist of four swimmers and vary in stroke from the medley of four strokes to a single stroke. Relay teams placing first at the relay carnival event are invited to the All Star relay meet scheduled for July 31.Swimmers hitting All Star times set by MCSL individually are invited to compete in the individual All Star meet scheduled for Aug. 1.
The Kentlands Kingfish compete in MCSL Division D and hold a record of two wins and three losses.
On July 3 the team was just outpaced by Poolesville in a close meet, losing by a score of 414 to 377. The Kingfish dropped their July 10 meet against River Falls by a score of 479 to 312.
In the Division D relay meet, the Kentlands scored 122 points, putting them in fifth place.
The Kentlands Kingfish have some of the top swimmers in Montgomery County. Olivia French (9-10), John Henneman (11-12) and John Freeman (13-14) were each selected to participate in MCSL Coaches Long Course meet July 13. All are in the top 8 in the county in their respective events. French was slated to swim backstroke and butterfly; Henneman was slated to swim both freestyle and backstroke; and Freeman was selected for backstroke and butterfly.
Eight-year-old Lionfish Jacob Lindner also qualified for the meet in the backstroke event.
The MCSL Long Course meet is swum in a 50-meter pool rather than the 25-meter pool where most meets are held. All of the events are doubled in length.
Taylor congratulated his swimming seniors who are finishing their Kentlands swim careers this summer including: Warren Beecroft, Chloe Canetti, Colm Lister, Katherine Osorio and Amanda Simon.
“All five are fantastic kids and wonderful role models for our younger swimmers. I will miss them very much,” he said.