Swimmers Throw Down at District Champs

Patrick Norman

Swimmers Throw Down at District Champs


What a weekend of great swimming! Ad Astra’s seventeen swimmers who competed at the Central Districts meet each recorded at least one best time. This was our largest Districts team ever and our performances did not disappoint. 


Those swimmers who swam to a Top 2 finish or swam a new MVS Championship Cut now move onto the MVS 14-U Championships on March 3-5 in Lenexa. Below is a list of the swimmers who had Top 8 finishes, Top 2 finishes and new Champs times at the meet:


Finished Top 8 - 11 swimmers!


Berklee Adams

Anderson Bateman 

Trystin Chiaravalle-Munoz

Ying Tong Li

Grayson Masterson

Evan Neuman 

Noah Neuman 

Oliver Paniagua

Mathew Parra

Lucas Sherwood

Josh Victoriano 


Top 2 Finishers & New Champs Cuts - 4 swimmers!


Lucas Sherwood

Josh Victoriano 

Evan Neuman

Trystin Chiaravalle-Munoz


Updated Champs Team - 34 swimmers!


Championships Team


Bare, Mara 

Engelbrecht, Elizabeth 

Gao, Gayla 

Hasiuk, Lena 

McCullough, Halle 

Nuckolls, Madeleine 

Packard, Samantha 

Perez, Ruth 

Pickert, Rebecca 

Rockhold, Amelia 

Velte, Lucy 

Walz, Avery 

Walz, Tauren 

Ward, Bradie 

Wilson, Jocelyn 

Cowardin, Maxwell 

Hurley, Grayson 

Lule-Paredes, Giuliano 

Pleskac, Quinn 

Whittaker, Maximilian 

Fisher, Lily 

Marsh, Ella 

Mattes, Helena

Mattes, Sigrid 

Ward, Karsyn 

Zhang, Melinda 

Anderson, Banks 

Bateman, Anderson 

Liu, Michael 

Neuman, Evan 

Sherwood, Lucas 

Sherwood, Mateo 

Victoriano, Joshua 

Trystin Chiaravalle-Munoz


New NCSA Age Group Cut


Josh, Anderson, Lucas and Banks qualified a 400 free relay after performances this past weekend. This quartet earned the opportunity to compete in Orlando, Florida at the end of March at the NCSA Age Group Nationals. Way to go!