Sandpipers of Nevada swim team clinched the state championship title for the third consecutive year at the Nevada State Swimming Championships held on Feb. 21-24 at Desert Breeze Aquatic Facility. The swim team scored a total of 6,230 points to defend their title. The Boulder City Henderson swim club came in second with 5,789.50 points. In addition to winning numerous first place finishes, individuals and relay teams broke State records, and the team’s combined efforts brought in the largest number of high point finishers.
Individual first-place sweeps in all their events were achieved by Carter Grimes (14), Brennan Gravley (12), and Dylan Gravley (10). Dylan also clinched the state champion title of high point winner for three consecutive years. Swimmers of all age groups in every event achieved the individual title of state champion. To name a few, in addition to Grimes and the Gravley brothers, are Catie Miller (16), Erica Sullivan (12), Logan Houck (16), Reese Lamph (14), Isabella Goldsmith (15), Dylan Becker (10), Michael Fisk (14), Erin Emery (15) Allie Emery (12), Amil Kurtagic (14), David Miller (13), Olivia Barker (18), Isiah Magsino (16), Mitchell Perez (10), Ilya Kharun (8), and Kamika Francis (8).
“Our swimmers worked really hard for this victory,” says Ron Aitken, Head Coach. “We are a strong group with dedicated swimmers, supported by families, that know how to push through even the most trying times, including the one-month closure of our pool from December to January,” says Aitken. “This win is a testament of that, and we intend to keep the legacy alive for a long time.”
The non-profit swim club has been churning out swimmers of all levels, from novice to Olympic potentials since 1968. Last year, five swimmers qualified and competed in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.
About Sandpipers of Nevada: Since 1968, Sandpipers of Nevada has established itself as a premier youth sports program in the Las Vegas area and one of the top club swim teams in the United States. The Sandpipers is recognized amongst the few Silver Medal Swim Clubs in the country. The Club offers a comprehensive program that satisfies the needs of novice swimmers to Olympic hopeful athletes. The Sandpiper swim team is a member of the Southern California Swimming Association of USA Swimming. Sandpipers of Nevada is a non-profit corporation (ID #88-0151712) and is administered through a board of directors comprised of parent volunteers and coaches. The organization’s foundation is built upon a tremendous amount of hard work by many volunteers, coaches, parents, and swimmers. Follow Sandpipers of Nevada on Twitter at @SandpipersofNV. Like Sandpipers on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/sandpipersofnevada, watch Sandpipers on YouTube athttp://www.youtube.com/sandpiperslv. For more information, visit http://www.sandpipersofnevada.com.
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 09:27