(March 8, 2021) Port Royal, SC: The 2021 Carolina YMCA Swim League Short Course Winter Swimming Championship was held February 26-28, 2021 at the Lakelands YMCA in Greenwood. Twenty-five BYAC Tiger Sharks swimmers qualified and competed in individual swimming events at the meet.
Two BYAC swimmers, Lily Bostwick and James Stone, turned in stellar performances going undefeated in all of their races. BYAC placed fifth overall with eleven teams competing in the meet.
In individual scoring, Lily Bostwick dominated earning 1st place in 15-18 Girls 100-Yard Freestyle, 200-Yard Breaststroke, 200-Yard Freestyle, 50 Yard-Freestyle, 100-Yard Breaststroke, and 500-Yard Freestyle. James Stone placed first in 15-18 Boys 200-Yard Butterfly, 50-Yard Freestyle, 200-Yard Freestyle, 100-Yard Butterfly, and 100-Yard Freestyle.
Jacob Mansker earned first place in 9-10 Boys 100-Yard and 50-Yard Backstroke and fourth in both 50-Yard Freestyle and 100-Yard IM. Valerie Baxley placed second in 6 & Under Girls 50-Yard Freestyle and fourth in 25-Yard Backstroke; Sarah Mansker placed second in 7-8 Girls 25-Yard Backstroke and fourth in 25-Yard Breaststroke; Luke Johansen placed second in the Boys age 7-8 25-Yard Backstroke, third in both 25-Yard Breaststroke and 100-Yard Freestyle; Caleb Johansen placed third in 9-10 Boys 200-Yard Freestyle, 200-Yard IM and 50-Yard Breaststroke. Susan Cushman placed second in 13-14 Girls 100-Yard Freestyle and 200-Yard Freestyle.
Alexis Berryhill placed second in 11-12 Girls 100-Yard Backstroke and fourth in 50-Yard Breaststroke and 50-Yard Backstroke. Kaylee Bartholomew placed second in Girls 13-14 200-Yard Breaststroke and the 100-Yard Breaststroke. Emma Grace “So Graceful” Dinkins placed second in Girls 15-18 200-Yard Freestyle. Taggart Paul Cushman placed second in 11-12 Boys 200-Yard Freestyle and Stephen Dunning placed third in the Boys age 15-18 100-Yard Backstroke.
The Tiger Sharks also had four gold medal relay teams. The 10 & Under Boys took first in 200 Medley and 200 Freestyle Relay, while the Girls 12 & Under team took first in both the 200 Medley and 200 Freestyle Relays.
Eight BYAC swimmers qualified for the 2021 SC Upper Southeast Regional YMCA Short Course Championship Meet March 11-14, 2021.
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.