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CHAMPS WRAP UP AGE GrouP and Senior Champs

The last two weeks, SMAC athletes, families and coaches have traveled the state. February 13-16th, qualified 14 and under athletes got the opportunity to compete in NC Age Group Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, NC. The weekend of Feburary 20-23rd our 15 and older athletes traveled to Charlotte, NC and raced at NC Senior Championships.

It's been an epic two weekends for SMAC.

Luke Gonzales, Reagan Wilkinson and Liam Aleman in warm ups with Coach Scott at Age Groups!

Caroline Bonomo, Ava Bonomo Jaden Gibson, Coach Scott!

Luke Gonzales and Coach Scott!

BEAST MODE ACTIVATE: 200 FLY! REAGAN!

Ava Grace Bonomo!

Biggest Drops and Breakout Swims: Age Group Champs

  • Liam Aleman: 200 BR -3.43 (-2.46%)
  • Ava Bonomo: 200 Fly -4.69 (-3.16%)
  • Jaden Gibson: 200 FR -.96 (-.76%)
  • Luke Gonzales: -.09 100 FR. Every .01 counts.
  • Maddie Hendershot: 100 Fly -.26 (-.41%)
  • Reagan Wilkinson: 200 Fly -2.51 (-1.85%)

TEAM RECORDS: Liam Aleman, 13-14 Boys 200 BR, 100 IM

TOTAL TIME DROPPED AT AGE GROUP CHAMPS: 237.70 SECONDS

Senior Champs in Charlotte

Two women's relays, two team records.

Tucker, Patrick, Gordon at Finals Saturday night!

Biggest Drops and Breakout Swims at Senior Champs

  • Cameron Bailey: 100 Fly -1.64 (-1.20%)
  • Gordon Boggan: 200 BR -2.06 (-1.50%)
  • Michael Chang 200 FR -2.15 (-1.75%)
  • Isaac Fishman 500 FR -.71 (.24%)
  • Sam Hey: 200 BR -1.07 (-.76%)
  • Dylan Lunsik 500 FR -4.11 (-1.35%)
  • MQ Martin 100 FR -2.24 (-3.86%) NEW CHAMPS CUT!
  • Kayla Schlitt 100 FR -.71 (-1.32%)
  • Peter Shores: 1650 -1:10.50
  • Patrick Sleater: 1000 FR -9.51 (-1.66%) NEW WINTER JUNIORS CUT
  • Connor Smith: 1000 FR -20.73 (-3.32) NEW SECTIONALS CUT
  • Crow Thorsen 400 IM -3.85 (-1.56%)
  • McKee Thorsen: 1650 FR -29.97

Twelve New Team Records set at Senior Champs

  • Kayla Schlitt: 17-18 Women 50 FR
  • Women 200 FR and 400 FR Relays: Kayla Schlitt, Nina Swanson, MQ Martin, Abby Smith
  • Patrick Sleater: 15-16 Men 1000 FR, 1650 FR, 200 BK, 400 IM
  • Gordon Boggan: 17-18 Men 200 BR
  • Men 200 Medley Relay: Crow Thorsen, Gordon Boggan, Cameron Bailey, Connor Smith
  • Men 400 Medley Relay: Crow Thorsen, Gordon Boggan, Cameron Bailey, Patrick Sleater
  • Men 200 FR Relay: Cameron Bailey, Isaac Fishman, Connor Smith, Crow Thorsen
  • Men 800 FR Relay: Crow Thorsen, Dylan Lunsik, Connor Smith, Patrick Sleater

TOTAL TIME DROPPED AT SENIOR CHAMPS: 215.16 SECONDS

2019 Winter Juniors Cut for Mr. Sleater! 8th fastest 1000 FR in the USA for 15 Year Old Men.

WHO'S NEXT?

What are Junior Nationals? 18 and Under National Championships. They're two steps above Sectionals. One big step above Futures.

Y'all.

We did it.

A lot of hard work went into this one. We won. First Place, Small Teams Division. An accomplishment that couldn't have happened without our amazing families and athletes. THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR SMAC!

Other Post Championships Accomplishments

  • We're now 19th in the State. Highest ever. 86,000 VCC points for the first time in Team History.
  • Second time ever dropping more than 5,000 seconds in a season.
  • Probably the coolest record we set before we even got there: Seventeen Athletes attended Senior Champs

Total Time Dropped this Season: 5,067.03 Seconds

The best is yet to come. KEEP IT UP. Sectionals. YOU'RE NEXT.