Snee Farm repeats as city swim champs

Snee Farm’s Peter Lowry swims the breaststroke during the 200 medley relay during the last day of the City Swim Meet at Crowfield Golf and Country Club on Sunday.

Defending champion Snee Farm has started a new streak in the Coastal Carolina Aquatic Association City Swim Meet. Snee Farm clinched its second straight title and 28th in 48 City Meets in the event that wrapped up Sunday at Goose Creek Community Pool at Crowfield Golf and Country Club.

Snee Farm finished with 2,900 points, easily out-pacing second-place Daniel Island which finished with 2,395 points. Coosaw Creek was third with 2,334.5 points, followed by Northbridge Terrace with 2,141.5 and Newington with 1,869.5.

After the first day of the meet, Snee Farm held a slim 23-point advantage over Coosaw Creek, which had ended a 22-year run by Snee Farm in 2010. But Snee Farm got a strong performance from its 7-8 and 9-10 age groups Saturday and took a 411-point advantage over second-place Daniel Island going into the final day of swimming.

More than 1,100 youth representing 22 teams participated in this year’s meet.

“It was a great meet,” said CCAA president Chris Accetta. “Our host was fantastic and the pool held up great with more than 3,000 splashes. It was a very competitive meet. There was some movement among the leagues, which opened some eyes. Daniel Island finished second for the first time.”

This was the second straight year the event was held at the 25-yard Goose Creek Community Pool after being held at the 25-meter Jewish Community Center. The meet was moved when the JCC expanded its facilities.

Sunday’s start was delayed 2½ hours because of nearby lightning. Before swimming began Sunday, Tanner Crunelle of Snee Farm was presented with the CCAA’s 2015 Carolyn Keller Scholarship.

There were nine records set on the final day, including three each by a pair of swimmers.

Mary Alice DuPree of Fort Johnson set records in the freestyle, butterfly, and individual events in the 13-14 girls.

Willem Goedecke of I’On established new league marks in the 13-14 boys butterfly, backstroke and individual medley.

Other records were set by James Island’s Peyton Wilson (15-18 girls butterfly), Daniel Island’s Malek Varner (15-18 boys freestyle), and Longpoint’s Nick Wukovits (15-18 boys breaststroke).