Ryan Shope recalls two years ago when his Coosaw Creek team was favored to win the City Swim Meet.
"We went into the relays and got beat," Shope said. "So we know that anything can happen on the last day."
That's why Coosaw Creek is taking nothing for granted despite a commanding 93-point lead over long-dominant Snee Farm heading into the final day today of the City Swim Meet at the Jewish Community Center.
Micah Bohon won three races, including a meet record time in the 15-18 girls' butterfly, as Coosaw Creek finished the meet's second day with a score of 2,173.5 points.
Snee Farm, seeking its 23rd straight victory in the Coastal Carolina Aquatic Association's season finale, climbed past Daniel Island into second place with 2,080.5 points. But overtaking Coosaw Creek will be a longshot as the teams complete the meet with freestyle relays today.
"Is our lead enough, that is the question," said Coosaw Creek coach Jaeson May.
"Snee Farm is always the team to beat and always has been. There's a
reason they've won 22 years in a row, so we say that they still set the bar."
It was Bohon who set the bar Monday, however, as she set a meet record in the 15-18 girls' 50-meter butterfly with a time of 29.71 seconds. She also won the breaststroke (35.02 seconds) and the individual medley (1:08.33).
The Crocodiles' Jackson Seith posted two wins, in the 11-12 boys' breaststroke and IM, and was second in the freestyle. Shope, Alecia Rattigan and Dalton Delp also racked up wins for Coosaw Creek.
Snee Farm got victories from Malek Varner in the 13-14 boys' butterfly (28.45) and Ben Daniel in the 11-12 boys' butterfly (33.62).
Cason Brown of Dunes West also set a meet record with a time of 28.04 in the 15-18 boys' 50-meter backstroke. There have been eight meet records set so far.