Local YMCA swimmers earn third-place in Greensboro
Published 11:47 pm Thursday, April 4, 2019
GREENSBORO — The YMCA of Rowan County swim club members finished up their season with a third place finish at the Greater YMCA Sunbelt Swimming Association meet, for small YMCA teams in North Carolina.
Forty-eight swimmers from Rowan County, ages 6-18, represented the Rowan Aquatic Club Y (RAC) team at the Greensboro Aquatic Center, participating in events ranging from 50 yards to one-mile swims and multiple relay teams.
Points were awarded for top 16 finishes and several strong relays from the Rowan 10-and-under boys and 11-12 and 13-and-older girls made a big impact.
Following the event, 16 swimmers qualified for an additional meet and traveled to the Upper Southeast Regional YMCA championship in Duncan, S.C. Rowan senior girls achieved medals in both the 200- and 400-yard girls relay events, as well as multiple top eight finishes from Rachel Gibson, Christopher Kafitz, Ava Morris, Calista Erhart and seniors Olivia Shorter and Meghan Krol.
Rowan YMCA swimmers are ages 4-18 and practice together in training guided by certified and experienced USA Swimming and YMCA coaches at the J.F. Hurley Family YMCA in Salisbury, and also team opportunities at the YMCA’s in China Grove and Rockwell.
YMCA swimming welcomes children of all ages and abilities year round. RAC strives to help children grow through goals in swimming for self-improvement, teamwork and life. Families with swimmers of any age and ability are always welcome to call the Y to schedule a free evaluation and two weeks of practices.