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SMRT Swimming sent 31 athletes to The North Charleston Aquatic Center in late July. As a team SMRT finished 5th with 1,844pts (Our most ever) Our Girls place 34th with a total of 1,388pts. Emma Durham won State Championships in the 100m Fly, and 200m Back. New Team Records were recorded by Sean Groeber (14) 100m & 200m Breast, and Daniyal Eldridge (14) in the 100m Fly. The most exciting event of the meet had to be our 13 - 14 Girls 200m Medley Realy (Emma Durham, Perrin Parker, Judith...

ISCA 2022 SMRT has never had an individual place higher than 5th place, has never scored in a relay, has never place higher than 33rd as a team. But as Tom Brady said after his 40 day retirement “Never say Never”. Last week at The 2022 ISCA Senior Championships SMRT came away with 3 Gold medals, 3 Silver, and 1 bronze medal. Scoring in the top 10 in 3 relays, and placing 15th as a team with 80.5 points. Leading the way with 3 Gold and 2 silver Medals was...

Congratulations to Isa Jickling (13) for winning the South Carolina Open Water 13 - 14 5k Championships. Isa finished just ahead of teammate Skye Dominquez (13) with a time of (1hr 10:41,93) Skye's second place time was (1hr. 11:57.90). Finishing 7th in the 13 - 14 girls was Lyra Cooksey-Coale (14) with a time of (1hr 18:05.59). In The 15 - 18 Mens 5k, Gray Gladwell (17) finished 6th with a time of (1hr 08:58.45), with his younger brother Ben finishing 23rd with a time of (1hr 16:48.91). In the...

Below it the link to the NEW SC Swimming State Qualifying Time Standards /scsccsmrt/UserFiles/File/2014-2015%20Proposed%20State%20Time%20Standards.xlsx

5 SMRT Swimmers led their High School teams during The 2014 SCISA High School State Championships today @ The Augusta Aquatic Center in Augusta Ga. First Baptist men were lead by Ethan Madden & Burke Arredondo winning the Mens title. Ethan finished 2nd in both the 50 Free (22.76) & 100 Back (59.94). He also led off both the 200 Free & 400 Free Relays which won both events in State Record times. Ethan's split on the 400 Free Relay was 51.05. All 3 swims were his Life Time Best...

33 SMRT Swimmers made the trip up to North Myrtle Beach for our first meet of The 2014 -2015 Short Course season. And SMRT comes away with 8 athletes qualifying for SC States in 16 different events, 5 athletes winning events, and a team Life Time Best (LTB's) Swims at a 70.7% of LTB's. Swimmers Qualifying for States: Rhett Andrews (50 Fly,100 Breast, 100 Free, 200 IM) Parker Azevedo (50 Fly, 50 Back) Hannah Grover (200 Free) JD Haffner (50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Back) Bella Kissell (200 Free) Faith...

On June 21-22, SMRT hosted its annual Long Course Invitational at MLK, where 46 sunscreen-covered Marlins competed. Four of them—Matt Agostinelli, Kaitlyn Aquino, Eliza Ford, and Georgia Milligan—finished two days of competition with all best times. 13-year-old Agostinelli, who just last weekend earned the 13-14 boys Open Water State Champion title, began his weekend by dropping more than three seconds in the 100 free and moving up three spots to finish in fourth with a 1:03.33. A seven-second drop in the 200 IM followed, putting him in second with a...

The trio of SMRT swimmers that traveled to Lake Hartwell in Clemson for the Open Water State Championships on June 14th packed a powerful punch, and one of them, 13-year-old Matt Agostinelli, returned a state champion. Fresh off a week-long cruise, Agostinelli made up for lost time in the water by competing in the .5k, 1k, and 3k events, as well as the championship event, the 5k. The 5k was first, and Coach Norie Hammond discussed race strategy with him beforehand. “I showed him where I wanted him on the...

Trinity Prep Aquatics in Winter Park, FL, hosted the 2014 Orlando Open the weekend of June 6-8. Five Marlins (and Marvin the Marlin) made the trip to sunny Florida and all five got multiple best times. After spending the day Friday seeing such sights as the local beaches, SeaWorld, and the world’s largest McDonald’s, the Marlins arrived at the pool Saturday ready to compete. The 100 back was first, and 10-year-old XiaSha Robertson knocked 3.10 seconds off to finish in third with a 1:31.24. Nine-year-old Eliza Ford, swimming in her...

The YSSC Cukes hosted the Fifth Annual Summer Splash the weekend of May 30-June 1 at the Middle Tyger YMCA in Duncan, SC. Twelve SMRT swimmers competed and earned a total of 47 best times. 14-year-old Tyler Barrett started off the meet Saturday morning with a 1.46-second drop in the 200 free and followed it up with a .74-second drop in the 100 breast and a .41-second drop in the 400 IM, finishing 15th with a 6:03.94. On Sunday morning, Barrett, seeded 14th in the 200 IM, dropped 1.18 seconds...