Flying Fish win two meets
Last week the skies cleared and the Flying Fish were able to get back in the water and continue their season in the Red League of the Coastal Carolina Aquatics Association (CCAA). On Tuesday, June 23, the Flying Fish hosted Shadowmoss at Pierce Pool and on Wednesday Daniel Island traveled to Ashborough for a meet that was re-scheduled from a stormy night on June 11. Daniel Island’s victory over Shadowmoss (321-212) and Ashborough (288-248) are their first two wins in the Red league, improving their league record to 2-1 (3-1 overall). While the wins are nice, Coach Rose Van Metre is happy with the improvements she has seen with the team. "What is really important is that the swimmers are learning, they’re bettering their times and gaining confidence," said Van Metre.
Flying Fish drop home opener
Severe weather continued to delay the Daniel Island Swim Team’s entry into the Red League of the CCAA. On Tuesday, June 16, the Flying Fish weathered the storm and traveled to Parkshore in the hopes that the dark clouds would move on and the Fish would swim. When the storm wouldn’t pass, both teams agreed to reschedule the meet to Monday, July 6. All eyes then turned to Thursday, June 18, when Daniel Island hosted the perennial CCAA Champions, Snee Farm. But Snee Farm proved to be too much for the younger team and Daniel Island lost their home opener and ended a three year winning streak at Pierce Pool.
Local Business sponsors help island swim team
Lane lines are attached, starting blocks are mounted, and backstroke flags are hanging in preparation for the 2009 season of the Daniel Island Swim Team. The 170 swimmers, under the leadership of Coach Rose Van Metre and assistant coaches Alex Gray, Bailey Clark and Foster Matthews, are ready to defend their 2008 fourth place position among the Coastal Carolina Aquatics Association (CCAA) swim league.
This past Thursday, the Flying Fish held its annual beginning of season inner squad meet at
Pierce Park Pool. Carrabba’s Italian Grill catered a pasta dinner for the swimmers and their families following the meet.
Coach Rose Van Metre congratulates a young swimmer for completing a time trial event
Daniel Island Swim Team online registration is now open for new and returning swimmers. The Daniel Island Swim Team is open to all DI residents, age 5-18 (as of June 1, 2008) with the following requirements:
The 2007 Daniel Island Flying Fish, had an exceptional season. Registration for swimmers ages 5-18 is currently underway for 2008.
1. Swimmer must be a resident of Daniel Island. Exceptions:
1. For this year, 2008, students of Bishop England HS and Hanahan HS are eligible to swim in the older age groups.
2. Lifeguard staff is eligible to swim for team.
3. Immediate family of coaching staff is eligible to swim for team.
2. Swimmer must be able to swim one length of the pool independently.
3. Complete online registration form. Registration fee of $80 per swimmer, $40 for 15-18-year-olds. Non-DICA members pay $75 extra per child. Late fee $50 extra (after May 16). No swimmer can attend practice wihtout registration form complete and fee paid.
4. Each family signs up to volunteer at least two swim meets.
5. Each swimmer brings two 12-packs of a name-brand soft drink/sports drink/water for the concession stand (no generics please) by June 5.