Flying Fish drop hard fought meet to Coosaw Creek
The Daniel Island Flying Fish began last week Wednesday with a 12 & Under meet against the Belle Hall Sharks. The Belle Hall meets are designed for fun as well as for development, and the swimmers were able to pick which events they wanted to swim.
Coastal Carolina Aquatic Association (CCAA) competition resumed Thursday night against the Coosaw Creek Crocodiles. The Fish fell to the Crocodiles 209-328. DI swimmers never gave up, fighting down to the finish in all of their races.
The meet opened with medley relays, and Coosaw took a slight lead over the Fish. It was during freestyle that Coosaw grabbed a large lead and never looked back. Races remained close, with DI swimmers finishing only a hair’s breadth behind Coosaw swimmers in butterfly and breaststroke. The freestyle relays were last, closing out another great meet.
“We swam well, closing out our races hard. Hopefully we can turn those close seconds into firsts!” said Coach Rose Van Metre. This week the Fish travel to Summerville to face the Newington Tigersharks on Tuesday, and the Crowfield Killer Whales come to Pierce pool on Thursday!
Every week the coaches select “swimmers of the week” whom they feel best illustrate, through work ethic and sportsmanship, what it means to be a Flying Fish. This week’s swimmers of the week are: 5-6 age group - Gillian Liegl and Jason Chalupsky; 7-8 age group - Eliza Dyson and Logan Leddy; 9-10 age group - Shoene Stechmesser and Porter Mathews; 11-12 age group - Lilly Jones and Harper Anderson; 13-14 age group - Kaitlyn Jackson and Quinn Dewitt; 15-18 - Kylee Keenan and Jakob Susol. Congratulations swimmers and good luck this week!