(March 5, 2019) Port Royal, SC: The 2019 SC YSSC CYSL Winter Swimming Championship were held March 2-3 at the Middle Tyger YMCA in Duncan, SC. Twenty-seven BYAC Tigersharks swimmers qualified and competed in relay and individual swimming events at the meet.
BYAC swimmers placed in the top ten in 48 Individual events and swam their best times in 78 events; improving their times by as much as 12 seconds.
In individual scoring, BYAC had three swimmers earn High Point Awards in their age groups; Lily Bostwick earned 1st place in the Girls 13-14 age group, Sovann Shook placed 3rd and Jacob Mansker earned 2nd place in the Boys 8 & Under age group.
The 8 & Under Boys Relay Team of Canyon Ulrich, Mack Hipp, Jacob Mansker and Sovann Shook earned 3rd Place in the 100 Yard Medley Relay event and the team of Finn Geistkemper, Canyon Ulrich, Mack Hipp, and Jacob Mansker placed 3rd in the 100 Yard Freestyle Relay event.
The Boys 10 & Under Relay Team of Sean Lyons, Sovann Shook, Tyson Curtis, and Killian Geistkemper earned 6th place in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay. Lily Bostwick, Melanie Schiller, Grace Shirley and Brooke Cushman placed 6th in the Girls 11-18- 200 Yard Medley Relay event.
Six swimmers are going on to the SC Upper Southeast Regional YMCA Short Course Championship Meet in mid-March, including Olivia Byrne who qualified in 9 events.
Congratulations to all the BYAC swimmers! The BYAC Tiger Sharks swim year ’round.
Interested swimmers should contact the Wardle Family YMCA located at 1801 Richmond Avenue, Port Royal or call 843.522.9622. Scholarship assistance is available for qualified applicants.