March 22, 2011
The Marin Pirates Swim Team recorded several top finishes at the Junior National Swimming Championships March 15-19 in Orlando Florida. Over 1400 swimmers from throughout the United States participated. Nine team members from the Pirates swam in the meet.
Four Pirates recorded 8 swims in finals (top 32):
Melissa Fineman 15th 50 yard fly (25.27)
Richard Davison 17th 100 yard fly (49.56), 20th 200 fly (1:50.43), 32nd 50 yard fly (23.24)
Riley Scott 17th 200 yard breast (2:17.3)
Thomas Mercurio 23rd 200 yard breast (2:04.86), 27th 50 yard breast (27.1), 29th 100 yard breast (58.2)
Richard Davison’s 100 fly and 200 fly and Riley Scott’s 200 breast qualify them for the USA Swimming Short Course National Championships in Minneapolis in December.
In addition, the Men’s 400 Medley Relay (Kenneth Castro Abrams, Mercurio, Davison, Andrew Dilsworth) finished 12th with a time of 3:26.89
The Pirates finished 26th in combined (men’s plus women’s) scoring.