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David Sokolofsky

Congratulations to WOW's Jenna Grill on being named the Star News High School Swimmer of the Year for the 2019-20 season! More on Jenna here: https://www.starnewsonline.com/sports/20200324/all-area-girls-swimming-and-diving-grill-takes-her-game-to-new-heights-in-pool In addition to Jenna's accomplishment, several WOW swimmers were named to the All-Area teams, with WOW swimmers sweeping First Team honors on the Girls side: Girls First Team: Jenna Grill, Liza Murtagh, Emma Johnson, Maddie Hoover, Laurie Anne Bazinet, Tihani Contreras Girls Second Team: Alana Reichow, Aubrey Ella Hyldahl, Avery Bishop, Mary Wells Boys First Team: Jeffrey Settlemyre, Will Parker, Logan Butner, Ryan Langtry,...

David Sokolofsky

A huge congratulations to Liza Murtagh and Jeffrey Settlemyre on being named Coastal Preps high school swimmers of the year for the 2019-20 season! More on each here: Liza Jeffrey WOW also had several swimmers make the All-Coastal Preps first and second teams. Congrats to all our WOW swimmers! Girls First Team: Laurie-Anne Bazinet, Avery Bishop, Jenna Grill, Maddie Hoover, Aubrey Ella Hyldahl, Emma Johnson, Liza Murtagh, Elizabeth Teeters, Mary Wells Girls Second Team: Austin Gerock, Morgan Hawthorne, Tabitha Lac, Leah Murtagh, Peyton Neathery, Alana Reichow Boys First Team: Logan...

David Sokolofsky

I am pleased to share that our club has received Safe Sport Recognized Club status. We are committed to providing a safe, healthy, and positive environment on this team, and we have received recognition for all of our efforts to this end. Through USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Program, we submitted our Athlete Protection Policies, safeguarding procedures, and educational engagement, including: Our travel, electronic communication, and anti-bullying policies; Our team honor codes and codes of conduct; The processes by which we recruit and train staff; Our communication procedures; And our efforts...

David Sokolofsky

Congratulations to all our swimmers who competed at the 2020 NC Senior Championship this past weekend in Charlotte, NC. WOW took 5th place in the overall team standings and 2nd place in the medium team division with 620.5 points. Over the course of the weekend, WOW swimmers broke eight individual team records and three relay team records. Record breaking performances below: Logan Butner (15-16 Boys): 200 Breast Patrick Furbay (15-16 Boys): 200 Back McKaley Goldblum (17-18 Girls): 50 Free, 100 Free, 500 Free, 100 IM Austin Winchester (17-18 Boys): 50...

David Sokolofsky

Congratulations to all our swimmers who competed at the 2020 NC Age Group Championship this past weekend in Greensboro, NC. WOW took 14th place in the overall team standings with 455.5 points. Over the course of the weekend, WOW swimmers broke four individual team records and five relay team records. Record breaking performances below: Kelsey Stuck (11-12 Girls): 50 Backstroke Clem Camacho (11-12 Boys): 200 Butterfly, 200 Breaststroke, 400 IM 11-12 Boys 400 Medley Relay: Lawson Brown, Maxwell Hawthorne, Clem Camacho, Will House 11-12 Boys 400 Freestyle Relay: Lawson Brown,...

David Sokolofsky

Congratulations to all of our swimmers who have qualified for Age Group Champs and Senior Champs for the 2019-20 season! Age Group Champs: Greensboro, NC, 2/13-16 10 & Under Boys: Hance Mayo, Behrett Petroff 11-12 Girls: Taylor Crane, Kelsey Stuck, Kelsey Weigand 11-12 Boys: Lawson Brown, Clem Camacho, Joshua Harris, Maxwell Hawthorne, Matthew Healy, Will House, Ryan Reiniche 13-14 Girls: Caroline Furbay, Morgan Hawthorne, Madi Joy, Tabitha Lac, Hailey Weigand 13-14 Boys: Lane Durham, Ryan Langtry, Cian Post, Sean Setzer, Evan Stuck Senior Champs: Charlotte, NC, 2/20-23 Girls: Laurie Anne...

David Sokolofsky

Our last "Kids Helping Kids" meet of the season was once again a tremendous success with WOW raising over $1,000 and a plethora of granola bars and peanut butter crackers for the Carousel Center! The Black team won the meet 555-509 over the Blue team and in the process took the series, 2-1. We had three new qualifiers for Age Group Champs (Kelsey Weigand, Joshua Harris, and Matthew Healy) as well as several more cuts from already qualified swimmers. Great job by all, Team!

David Sokolofsky

Another great weekend of swimming and smiles for WOW. We picked up a few more state champ cuts across all age groups, and the majority of our swimmers recorded personal best times in multiple events. A special congratulations to the following swimmers for breaking team records: Clem Camacho: 11-12 Boys 400 IM, 4:36.31 Logan Butner: 15-16 Boys 100 Breast, 57.82 Austin Winchester, 17-18 Boys 200 Breast, 2:07.92 We'll have one more meet to qualify for state champs, the last installment of our Kids Helping Kids intrasquad series, on 2/7. Keep...

David Sokolofsky

Great job kicking off 2020 with some super fast swimming and a lot of smiles this past weekend. As has become typical over the last few meets, we picked up several new state champ and sectional cuts over the course of the weekend. WOW won the dual meet over ECA by a score of 2,125-1,380, with each age group stepping up and throwing down some impressive individual and relay swims. A special congratulations to the following swimmers for breaking team relay records: 11-12 Boys 200 Medley Relay: 1:55.85 (Clem Camacho,...

David Sokolofsky

Great job to all the swimmers who competed at the ATOM Winter Invite and Winter Juniors over the past two weekends. We had a plethora of new cut times across all age groups and across a multitude of meets (AG States, AG Sectionals, Senior States, Senior Sectionals, and Futures), but most importantly, we had a lot of fun! Congratulations to the following swimmers and relay teams on breaking team records: Clem Camacho: 11-12 Boys 200 Breast (2:32.02) Logan Butner: 15-16 Boys 100 Breast (58.21) McKaley Goldblum: 17-18 Girls: 50 Free...