2012 Coastal Carolina Aquatic Association Championship Meet At A Glance

Daniel Island's Jake Gregory swims the 15-18 boys butterfly at the Coastal Carolina Aquatics Championship Meet at the Jewish Community Center pool on Monday July 16, 2012. (Wade Spees/postandcourier.com)

Highlights of the 2012 Coastal Carolina Aquatic Association regular season and championship meet, which was held July 15-17 at the Jewish Community Center in West Ashley:

1. COOSAW CREEK CROCODILES 2,816½

Defended CCAA championship crown ... Obtained most current CCAA championship meet records ... Undefeated season ... Age group champions in 8&U boys, 13-14 boys, 15-18 girls ... Overall boys champion ... 15-18 mixed medley team of Micah Bohon, Brandon Rattigan, Jeremiah Bohon, and Marina Filo set meet record in 1:58.41, breaking record set previous year by Coosaw Creek ... Brandon Rattigan set record in 15-18 boys breaststroke (30.06), also 2nd free ... Micah Bohon set meet records while winning 50 backstroke (30.51) and 100 individual medley (1:06.40). She also won breaststroke ... Maddox Samuels (8&U) 1st fly, 3rd breast ... Connor Westbrooke (9-10) 1st back, 3rd fly ... Bobby Harrelson (8&U) 1st back ... Sam Graham (8&U) 1st breast ... Will Shope (11-12) 1st breast ... Jeremiah Bohon (15-18) 1st IM, 2nd breast ... Tyler Wolter (13-14) 1st breast, 2nd free ... “I am so very proud of our Coosaw family. We set our goals early and did everything we could to reach them. Hard work always pays off! Another amazing and fun year. Thank you to all of our Coosaw family! We could not do this without you. We are, Coosaw!” — Jaeson May

2. SNEE FARM 2,673½

Andrew Bagley set record in 15-18 boys 50 backstroke (27.64), 5th fly ... Rebecca Groves (13-14) 1st IM, 2nd free, fly ... Charles Blanc (9-10) 2nd fly, 4th IM ... Nicola Tirpak (15-18) 2nd free ... Won 9-10 boys free relay ... Anna Misciagna (8&U) 4th breast ... Chris Baltimore (13-14) 4th free ... Kelsey Gross (15-18) 4th fly, back ... Ricky Schmidt (13-14) 4th breast ... Chris Corontzes (15-18) 4th breast ... “It was a banner year for the Red League, and we are proud of our fellow teams’ accomplishments and the memories they have given all of us: Coosaw Creek’s consecutive championships; Northbridge’s Day 1 and a thrilling dual meet; Hobcaw’s best finish since 1996; Parkshore’s sportsmanship award; Shadowmoss’ indomitable shark spirit; and Daniel Island’s resounding conclusion to the summer.” — Jason Kreutner

3. DANIEL ISLAND FLYING FISH 2,637½

Won girls championship ... Fish led after first day of City Meet ... Nina Jansen (8&U) 1st back ... Sydney Scott (9-1) 1st breast ... Ben Detar (15-18) 1st free, 2nd fly, IM ... Jake Gregory (15-18) 1st fly ... Nina Jansen (8&U) 2nd free ... Annalise Hafner (11-12) 2nd back, 3rd IM, 4th free ... Colin Ryan (8&U) 2nd breast ... Emma Ludman (11-12) 2nd IM ... Ike Berenyi (11-12) 2nd fly, IM ... Relay champs: 8&U girls free, 11-12 girls free, 13-14 girls free, 15-18 boys free ... “Daniel Island had a fun and fantastic season. Thanks to all the swimmers, coaches, parents, the Daniel Island community and our sponsors for their support and encouragement. We had a terrific season in and outside pool, including the beach, bowling, Riverdogs, Mega Meet and reading.” — Rose Van Metre

4. HOBCAW MARLINS 2,213½

Hobcaw’s 15-18 boys free relay team finished .06 seconds ahead of Shadowmoss at City Meet, allowing Marlins to finish six points ahead of the Sharks and win fourth-place trophy ... Julie Zimlich (11-12) 1st breast ... Gil Shaw (8&U) 3rd free, breast ... John Hutto (8&U) 3rd free ... Amelia Sloat (9-10) 3rd fly ... Carolyn Prickett (11-12) 2nd breast ... Noble Golding (11-12) 3rd free ... “For the first time in 16 years, the Marlins finished in fourth place! Our swimmers were focused and achieved our goal. We have come a long way since last year, and I am so proud of all 265 of our swimmers! A special thank you to our dedicated parents who volunteer their time to make our team fun, exciting and memorable for all the swimmers.” — Mary B. Shaw

5. SHADOWMOSS SHARKS 2,207½

Emorie Thrasher (9-10) 1st free, back, IM ... Ethan Thrasher (11-12) 1st free, fly, IM ... Casey Buck set record in 13-14 boys 50 freestyle (25.49), smashing a 20-year-old mark. Also won fly, 3rd breast ... Drew Thomas (8&U) 1st free ... Grace Arredondo (11-12) 1st free, 4th IM ... Cassidy Rindge (13-14) 1st breast, 4th back ... Gabby Dizon (15-18) 1st free, 2nd back, 4th IM ... 11-12 mixed medley won ... Justin Lawrence (11-12) 2nd breast, 3rd fly, IM ... Chelsea Roberts (15-18) 2nd fly ... Daniel Coury (13-14) 2nd back, 3rd free ... “Our team came a long way this season. While we celebrate the success that our swimmers at the City Meet had, we realize it took an entire team effort. Without teammates working hard at practice, the results would have not been the same at the end of the season. We set 14 team records this year and look forward to all of the Sharks returning next year even if it only for the alumni relay.” — Brad Blake

6. PARKSHORE PIRANHAS 2,152

Won Red League sportsmanship award ... Peyton Wilson (13-14) 1st fly, back, 2nd IM ... Zachary Moody (9-10) 1st breast, 3rd back, IM ... Alexa Johnson (9-10) 2nd free, 5th IM, 7th breast ... Mary Stewart Wilson (13-14) 2nd breast ... Joe Riddell (13-14) 3rd breast ... Helen Beischel (11-12) 4th back ... Charles Bernstein (8&U) 5th breast ... Rowan Dickens (8&U) 5th fly ... Chris Pavlides (11-12) 5th fly ... Jayme Lifrieri (9-10) 4th fly, back ... Andrew Mitchum (9-10) 4th fly, 7th free.

7. NORTHBRIDGE KILLER WHALES 1,771½

Josh Adams (9-10) 1st fly, IM, 2nd back ... Abigail Boling (15-18) 1st fly, 2nd breast, IM ... Bella Wallen (8&U) 3rd fly ... Molly Kerr (9-10) 5th fly, 6th IM ... Genevieve Geils (8&U) 3rd back ... Brady Newton (8&U) 3rd back ... Ian Martin (15-18) 3rd free ... “The regular season highlight for NBT was defeating Shadowmoss and hanging on to the Alberto Trophy for another year ... Our City Meet highlight was crashing the party and finishing in second place after the first night. Thanks to our swimmers, parents, fellow Red League members, and the CCAA board for another awesome season!” — Michael Walsh

8. DUNES WEST SWORDFISH 1,688½

First place in White League ... 8th place in City Meet after 13th-place finish last year ... Emily Howard (8&U) 1st fly, 6th breast ... Gabi Reed (9-10) 1st fly, 2nd IM ... 9-10 girls free relay (Gabi Reed, Alyssa Rosado, Bailey Gallagher, MaCara King) 1st ... Caroline Howad (11-12) 3rd fly ... Bailey Gallagher (9-10) 3rd breast, 5th back ... Chase Muller (15-18) 3rd fly, back ... Cason Brown (15-18) 2nd back, 5th IM ... Ben Hillebrand (15-18) 3rd back, IM, 4th fly ... Piotr Tarala (11-12) 4th back, 5th IM ... Mac-Ara King (9-10) 5th free. — Molly Stanton

9. LONGPOINT SAILFISH 1,383

Allison Burton (13-14) 1st free, 4th fly, 5th IM ... Noah Cormier (11-12) 5th free, 6th breast, 9th IM ... Victoria Conley (13-14) 3rd free, fly, IM ... Mara Goodrich (8&U) 6th fly ... “The Sailfish had their best finish in over five years. Their hard work and persistence led to many improved times and an unbelievable 9th-place finish at the City Meet. This season has been an incredible journey for this group of swimmers and all the coaches are very proud of their accomplishments.” — Maggie Laney

10. NEWINGTON TIGER SHARKS 1,303½

8&U mixed medley and boys relay finished first ... Kaylet Pratt (8&U) 2nd fly ... James Derek Haffner (8&U) 2nd free, 4th free ... Ryan Fischer (8&U) 3rd fly, 4th breast ... John Brock Haffner (9-10) 4th free, 5th back ... “The coaches could not be more proud of the team. Their work ethic, sportsmanship, and determination has made this one of our best. These young athletes show up at practice early every morning with great attitudes and show respect to their coaches and teammates. Because of their dedication and commitment, they have all grown as a team and individually while becoming stronger swimmers.” — Larky Shuler

11. CROWFIELD KILLER WAVES 1,190½

8-0 in Blue League ... Moved up 7 spots from last year to finish 11th at City Meet ... Kailyn Austin (11-12) 2nd fly, 7th back ... Christina Brown (15-18) 5th back, 7th fly, IM ... Andrew Kernich (11-12) 1st back, 5th breast, 8th IM ... Danielle Busche (13-14) 6th breast ... “Crowfield had an outstanding season this year! I am very proud of what our swimmers have accomplished! They worked extremely hard this season and it paid off. Next season we make the move to the White League. Great job, Killer Waves!” — Kelly Gueltig

12. SHA-MEL-LON STINGRAYS 1,189

Allison Knight (11-12) 1st back, 3rd free, 5th IM ... Gray Gladwell (8&U) 2nd back ... Madisyn Hawley (11-12) 3rd back ... Garrick Murray (9-10) 4th breast ... Cole Mummert (13-14) 4th fly ... “SML had another fun summer! We welcomed new families, swam in a new league and tried new things. We really enjoyed the ‘sleepover’ at the pool! We were very happy with our tie for second place in the White League and moving up to 12th place in the City Meet. Way to go Stingrays!” — Lynne Carroll

13. BRICKYARD BARRACUDAS 1,083½

Cooper Pitts (13-14) 1st back, IM, 2nd fly ... Jonny Bott (9-10) 1st free, 2nd breast, IM ... Ellis Pitts (9-10) 3rd back, 7th IM ... Anne Hampton Lee (9-10) 6th breast ... “I’m so proud of our performance at City Meet. They’ve put in a lot of hard work and dedication, and it was reflected in their swimming. We had some very strong swims in both individual events and relays, but it was their positive attitudes and passion for the sport that made this meet a success.” — Molly Dalva

14. COUNTRY CLUB OF CHAS. PHISH 1,075

Sophie Williams (8&U) 1st breast, 5th free ... Eliza Ford (8&U) 2nd back, 4th fly ... Emmy Keogh (8&U) 4th free ... Gavin Milligan (9-10) 5th fly, IM, 6th back ... Michael Doyle (11-12) 3rd back ... Jessica Weitz (13-14) 5th back, 3rd breast ... Erin Dukes (13-14) 5th free ... “The Phish swam in the White League this season after many years in the Blue. Although we did not experience much dual meet success, our swimmers gained valuable experience competing against very respectable competition. Because of this, many had top 10 finishes in the City Meet.” — Patti Dukes

15. ASHBOROUGH ALLIGATORS 922½

Won White League sportsmanship award ... Alex Seale (15-17) 3rd free, 5th fly, 6th IM ... Garrett Smith (11-12) 4th free, 6th fly, 10th IM ... Cooper Seale (11-12) 8th breast ... Adam Parker (13-14) 10th free ... “Congratulations to our Alligators for another great season and second-place finish in the White League! Over 35 personal best times at City Meet.” — Garrett Walker

16. JAMES ISLAND STINGRAYS 889½

Stingrays won Blue League sportsmanship award ... Jordan Duffie (9-10) 4th breast ... Abby Moore (15-18) 5th IM, 6th breast, 8th fly ... Anden Evans (8&U) 9th back ... Landon Duffie (8&U) 6th fly ... Alex Parler (15-18) 8th breast, 11th IM ... Eric Beaver (9-10) 10th back ... Donny Tipton (13-14) 10th breast ... Cheney Crowe (8&U) 11th fly.

17. I’ON RIPTIDES 805

Elysse Pardus (9-10) 2nd fly, 3rd free, IM ... Jacob Johnson (8&U) 8th breast ... Madison Loudin (11-12) 10th breast ... Will Goedecke (11-12) 9th breast ... Madeline McQuillan (13-14) 6th back, 8th IM, 9th fly ... Chase Heffron (15-18) 3rd breast ... 8&U mixed medley 6th ... 13-14 girls free relay 6th ... 13-14 mixed medley 9th ... “The kids developed good habits, and they’ve just scratched the surface of their potential. As long as they keep learning and improving, the program’s future is very bright!” — Courtney Faller

18. PINE FOREST PORPOISES 620½

Cassidy Lima (8&U) 2nd breast ... Isabelle Darce (9-10) 13th back ... Chase Ringler (8&U) 10th back, 13th free ... Liam Hosey (8&U) 11th breast ... Jack Hosey (11-12) 12th IM ... Jourdain Hooks (13-14) 13th breast, 14th IM.

19. FORT JOHNSON DOLPHINS 529½

Went 6-2 in Blue League ... Mary Alice Dupree (11-12) 1st fly, IM, 2nd free ... Stevie Dupree (13-14) 6th free, 10th IM ... Evan Howard (15-18) 6th free, 7th fly ... Lian Norris (11-12) 9th fly ... “We were really happy with our record and performance at city this year!” — Madison Taylor

20. LEGEND OAKS GATORS 343½

Legend Oaks concluded second year in the CCAA ... Bowen Griffith (11-12) 4th breast ... Hannah Grover (8&U) 1st free, 7th fly ... Alyssa Wallace (11-12) 14th back ... Thomas Wade (13-14) 14th free, 15th, 15th fly. — Kristen Turk

21. JEWISH COMM. CTR. STARFISH 75

Zoe Szymanski (8&U) 10th in fly ... Taylor Aquino (8&U) 14th fly, 19th free ... Geoffrey Gilbert (11-12) 20th free, 21st back.

22. SUMMERVILLE YMCA TIDALWAVES 28

Annabel Sussman (9-10) 17th breast, 25th IM ... Grace Sussman (8&U) 26th back ... Trinity Debrosse (8&U) 28th fly.