RMSC has won yet another NCSA Age Group title! Four years ago the National Club Swimming Association began hosting a national level meet for 14 and Under swimmers. Some of the best teams and swimmers from all over the country have been competing in this meet. This year the meet took place in Orlando on March 27-30, 2019. RMSC may have finished second in the inaugural year of this meet back in 2016, but we have gone on to win the team title in three consecutive years in 2017, 2018 and 2019!
Many RMSC swimmers and coaches contributed to this team victory. There were several individual and team highlights throughout the week. Tyler Coapstick placed in the top 8 in SIX individual races. Hannah Carr had a great meet as well! She placed in the top 4 in EIGHT individual events including placing 1st in the 11-12 Girls 100 IM! Adriano Arioti chose to swim TEN individual races and he went on to place in the top eight in all TEN of them including a 1st place finish in 11-12 Boys 200 Butterfly! Additionally,Adriano set a new meet record in the 200 Butterfly with a time of 2:03.13! Despite being at the bottom of her age group, Elizabeth Chen placed in the top 8 in EIGHT individual races including placing first in the 9-10 girls 200 Freestyle. Elizabeth is only 9 years of age! Andrew Eliason placed 1st in the 13-14 Boys 200 Butterfly. He also placed 2nd in SEVEN other individual races as well as 3rd in 200 Freestyle. Toby Barnett placed 1st overall in TWO individual races (100 Breaststroke and 200 Breaststroke). There were several other swimmers who had multiple top 8 finishes. They are as follows: Seamus Rooney (4 races); Charlie Begin (4); Calix McCormick (4); Isla Bartholomew (3); Alvin Kimwon (3); Rachel Soubier (2); Sarah Eliason (2); Emma Lantry (2) and Wesley Lee (2). There were many additional swimmers who also scored points in individual events contributing to RMSC’s win!
As always, our relays played a big role in our success as well! RMSC fielded 12 relays that took first in the meet as well as 5 relays that placed second. Additionally, RMSC set new meet records in the 9-10 Girls 200 Freestyle Relay (Isadora Feltrin, Paige Henry, Mckenna Carswell, Elizabeth Chen), 11-12 Boys 200 Freestyle Relay (Calix McCormick, Cedric Chen, Adriano Arioti, Tyler Coapstick), 11-12 Boys 400 Freestyle Relay (Tyler Coapstick, Adriano Arioti, Liam Sheeran, Calix McCormick), 11-12 Boys 400 Medley Relay (Adriano Arioti, Tyler Coapstick, Quinn Marchionini, Calix McCormick) and the 13-14 Boys 400 Medley Relay (Toby Barnett, Justin Yi, Andrew Eliason, Aidan Dewey).
Finally, RMSC set a few new team records as well! The combination of Amy Qin, Sydney Allen, Sarah Eliason and Nina Allen set a new team record in the 13-14 Girls 200 Freestyle Relay with a time of 1:36.85. Maya Quiroga, Isadora Feltrin, Paige Henry and Elizabeth Chen set a new team record in the 9-10 Girls 400 Freestyle Relay with a time of 4:10.76. Adriano Arioti, Tyler Coapstick, Quinn Marchionini and Calix McCormick set a new team record in the 400 Medley Relay with a time of 3:57.42. And finally, Andrew Eliason set a new team record in the 13-14 Boys 50 Freestyle with a time of 21.31. Congratulations to our new team record holders!
It was an exciting meet and a great team victory for RMSC! Bring on summer!