July 25, 2005
Cambridge , MA - At the MIT athletic facility in July, 32 of Bernal’s Gator swimmers between the ages of 12 and 19 competed in the New England Open Championships. The team was very successful this season placing 3 rd in the combined team scores. Megan Farrell was awarded the 4th place high individual women’s high point. Robert Dowd was awarded the 2nd place and Greg Michels was awarded the 4th place 13-14 men’s individual high point awards. Sarah Ernst was awarded the 5th place high point for women’s distance swimmers. Patrick Biggs was awarded 8th place for men’s distance swimmers. While the team swam 97% best times, the swimmers also achieved 46 Super Sectional cuts, 8 US Open cuts, 6 US Summer Junior National cuts and 1 Senior National cut. The 15-16 men’s 400 Freestyle and 400 Medley Relays also placed 1st in the country for their age group. It was a very wonderful end of the season and a very successful one.