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Matthews, Kruger, win awards at LCAA Championships

On Thursday January 24th Livingston County Swimming took to the pool at Bath Haverling High School for the LCAA Swimming Championships. Many of those swimmers from around the county and beyond train and compete for Mercury Swimming.

Two of those swimmers were honored with awards at the LCAA meet last night. Alex Kruger of Geneseo was awarded Senior Swimmer Of The Year. Alex won the award not just for swimming but for all of the extracurricular activities he does out of the pool. Although Alex does not compete with Merc as often as he used too he is still a member of the team. Take a look at the list below and you'll understand why.

*Swimming: After last night he holds 6 GCS records in swimming, is on class D 200 free relay record from freshman year, 4 time LCAA all star, 4 time Section V state team. 5 yrs varsity swimming, 2 yrs as captain. A memeber of Mercury Swimming since age 8.
*Soccer: Twice went to state championships for soccer; 9th grade JV captain, 3 yrs varsity --11&12 Varsity captain. All star, exceptional senior, MVP of sectional tournament; 2 time section V champ, last year section V runner up, this year led his team to state championship game - farthest the team has ever gone. 2nd highest scorer while playing defensive mid this year. Section V Schenk Scholarship for soccer and community service. Played for Rochester Futbol Club until this year (to focus more on academics and swimming thru winter)
*Two time world champion for Odyssey of the Mind vehicle problem, plus Renatra Fusca Award for Exceptional Creativity twice at state and once at World level, and a 2nd, 3rd, and 6th place at Worlds.
*Eagle Scout - service project benefitted GCS soccer program.
*Trumpet for HS band jazz band, all county band and jazz band, Greater Rochester music educators’ honor band
*Chorus and (senior year only) competitive a cappella group Pitchforks
*Currently taking 5 AP classes with an A average, 4 past AP’s. NJHS, NHS 4 yrs.

Alex won the 200 IM championships last night and came in third in the 50 Free.

Sam Matthews of Perry was voted as the Outstanding Performer Of The Meet. Matthews swam the 50 Free in a time of 21.84 and the 100 Fly with a time of 52.23 winning both events and breaking the meet record in both. In breaking the 100 Fly record he took down Alex Krugers record that was set last year. Sam also competed in two relays. For his accomplishments all of the coaches voted and honored Sam with the award. 

Another notable...... Aidan Kreiley of Dansville won both the 100 Free and 200 Free championships. In the process he broke the 200 Free meet record.

Kruger, Matthews & Kreiley are all headed to the New York State Championships in March.

Lastly, we would like to congratulate all of the Mercury swimmers that competed in the LCAA Championships. We saw a lot of great swimming and a whole bunch of new personal best times.

If there is any other news out there that we may have missed please let us know.