First meet of the season sees fast swims in PCB

Gregory Johnson

Panama City Beach Blast 2022

            Swimmers traveled to Panama City Beach from September 23-25 to compete for the first time since long course Southeasterns. The coaches had a great time watching all the swimmers compete at a high level and experienced a lot of first-time swimmers attending Panama City Beach Blast. GPAC accumulated 75% best times and had a total of 43 swimmers out of 48 achieve at least 1 best time!

Marcela Dos Santos led the way for GPAC, winning all 12 of her events and posting all lifetime bests along with 3 ‘AAA’ times and 9 ‘AA’ times.

Along with Marcela Dos Santos, Lane Robinson won 8 out of 10 of his events and posted all lifetime bests as well. Lane also set a new team record in the  100-yard butterfly for 10&U. Lane eclipsed the old team mark from 1982 by just .03 seconds. Congratulations Lane! Robinson also posted 7 ‘AAA’ times, 1 ‘AA’ time, and 2 ‘A’ times.

Other event winners: Max Little, 15, Axel Phillips, 9, Aidan Hall, 13.

Several other swimmers posted all best times at the meet. Congratulations to Anatolie Badila, 9, Isla Fox, 10, AJ Gillespie, 9, Allie Griswold, 11, Callie Harris, 12, Hannah Hunt, 13, Arthur Phillips, 10, Laliyah Roland, 9, Maliyah Roland, 9, Xavier Rush, 12, Dean Schultz, 12, Jace Witte, 7.

Congratulations to these swimmers who posted new motivational times at the meet:

B: Anatolie Badila, Sophia Bridges, Isla Fox, Helen Gray, Jack Howbert, JoJo Harris, Hannah Hunt, Addison Lee, Kiley Menser, Henry Ramos, Maliyah Roland, Rowan Schwartz, Caroline Smith, Audrey Turner, Grace Walen, Jameson Walker, Jordana Wright, Chris Zuniga

BB: Brandon Carney, Isla Fox, Aidan Hall, Callie Harris, JoJo Harris, Addison Lee, Max Little, Kiley Menser, Arthur Phillips, Axel Phillips, Henry Ramos, Rowan Schwartz, Caroline Smith, Audrey Turner, Grace Walen, Jameson Walker, Lily Walker

A: Aidan Hall, Max Little, Axel Phillips, Arthur Phillips, Lane Robinson, Hudson Trammell, Lily Walker

AA: Marcela Dos Santos, Aidan Hall, Max Little, Axel Phillips, Lane Robinson, Hudson Trammell

AAA: Marcela Dos Santos, Lane Robinson

The team now focuses on traveling to Destin, Florida for the Coast Aquatics Rick Byers Invitational!