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2011 GMSC Swimmers Compete in Speedo Champions Series

Greenwood Memorial Swim Club Swimmers Compete in Speedo Champions Series

Sunny weather with temperatures in the high 70’s to low 80’s greeted swimmers from the Greenwood Memorial Swim Club (GMSC) as they arrived in Florida to swim in the Speedo Champions Series-SZ-South Sectionals. Held at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatics Complex, over 900 swimmers from throughout North and South America, as well as, from Europe swam for a place on the podium. Some of the countries represented were: Greece, Mexico, Honduras, Zimbabwe, Columbia and USA. Swimmers Ryan Lochte and Peter Vanderkaay, both Olympians, were some of the members of the US Olympic Swim Team who competed. Dara Torres, who appeared ready for the London 2012 Olympics, was also spotted in attendance.

While all of the swimmer from Greenwood Memorial Swim Club had great swims, it was Megan Brown, who stood on the podium with a third place finish in the 400 Meter Individual Medley qualifying for Junior Nationals in the event. Kaitlin Harty, age 13, was the youngest GMSC in attendance. Ms. Harty had noteworthy finishes while competing against some swimmers more than twice her age.

Greenwood Memorial Swim Club women captured the 11th spot in overall placing, while the men captured 18th place overall.

GMSC swimmers who attended the Speedo Champions Sectionals and their placings were:

Women

Kaitlin Harty (13) – 57th 100 Meter Freestyle, 39th 200 Meter Freestyle, 14th 400 Meter Freestyle, 12th 100 Meter Backstroke, 11th 200 Meter Backstroke

Aleksandra Tulacz (14) – 136th 100 Meter Backstroke, 44th 100 Meter Breaststroke, 41st 200 Meter Breaststroke

Megan Brown (14) – 12th 400 Meter Freestyle, 4th 100 Meter Butterfly, 4th 200 Meter Butterfly, 5th 200 Meter Individual Medley, 3rd 400 Meter Individual Medley, 4th 200 Meter Backstroke

Sarah Ubele (14) – 167th 50 Meter Freestyle, 160th 100 Meter Freestyle, 47th 100 Meter Backstroke, 22nd 200 Meter Backstroke

Emily Parillo (15) – 46th 400 Meter Freestyle, 33rd 100 Meter Butterfly, 36th 200 Meter Individual Medley, 21st 400 Meter Individual Medley, 13th 200 Meter Backstroke

Ivy Durepo (15) – 112th 100 Meter Freestyle, 149th 100 Meter Backstroke, 55th 100 Meter Breaststroke, 55th 200 Meter Breaststroke

Taylor Strachan (16) – 8th 100 Meter Butterfly, 29th 200 Meter Butterfly, 42nd 100 Meter Breaststroke, 39th 200 Meter Breaststroke, 37th 400 Meter Individual Medley, 55th 200 Meter Individual Medley

Women’s Relays

6th 200 Meter Medley Relay – Kaitlin Harty (13), Ivy Durepo (15), Taylor Strachan (16), Megan Brown (14)

11th 800 Meter Freestyle Relay – Megan Brown (14), Emily Parillo (15), Sarah Ubele (14), Kaitlin Harty (13)

8th 400 Meter Medley Relay – Kaitlin Harty (14), Aleks Tulacz (14), Taylor Strachan (16), Megan Brown (14)

14th Meter Freestyle Relay – Megan Brown (14), Emily Parillo (15), Ivy Durepo (15), Kaitlin Harty (13)

Men

Adrien Hosking (15) – 127th 200 Meter Freestyle, 87th 400 Meter Freestyle, 50th 800 Meter Freestyle, 60th 200 Meter Backstroke, 63rd 400 Meter Individual Medley

James Allen (14) – 106th 200 Meter Freestyle, 47th 200 Meter Backstroke, 56th 100 Meter Butterfly, 24th 200 Meter Butterfly

Ryan Harty (14) – 16th 100 Meter Backstroke, 8th 200 Meter Backstroke, 42nd 100 Meter Butterfly, 30th 200 Meter Butterfly, 11th 400 Meter Individual Medley

Ross Honig (18) – 38th 100 Meter Backstroke, 17th 200 Meter Backstroke, 108th 100 Meter Butterfly, 45th 200 Meter Butterfly, 48th 200 Meter Individual Medley, 32nd 400 Meter Individual Medley

Christian Alonte (15) – 115th 100 Meter Butterfly, 69th 200 Meter Butterfly

Men’s Relays

13th 200 Meter Medley Relay – Ross Honig (18), Ryan Harty (14), James Allen (14), Christian Alonte (15)

18th 800 Meter Freestyle Relay – Ryan Harty (14), Christian Alonte (15), James Allen (14), Ross Honig (18)

14th 400 Meter Medley Relay – Ryan Harty (14), James Allen (14), Ross Honig (18), Christian Alonte (15)

21st 400 Meter Freestyle Relay – Ryan Harty (14), Ross Honig (18), Christian Alonte (15), James Allen (14)