YMCA swimming team off to great start

Published 10:23 am Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Alex Shanks Swim Meet

The YMCA’s Barracuda swim team is off to a great start, getting more and more competitive each week, according to YMCA Sports Director Jimmy Holton.

Holton said that coach Rebecca Miller is doing an amazing job of coaching the swimmers.

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“The positive results are now showing as we enter more swim meets,” he said.

This past Saturday, the Barracudas participated at the Thomasville YMCA Invitational swim meet.

Shelbie Summerlin shaved 20 seconds off her 200-yard individual medley time, compared to her performance at the Valdosta Invitational a few weeks ago, Holton said. He also noted that Brooklyn Willis improved her 25-yard freestyle time by 14 seconds.

Thad Whitaker placed second overall in the boys’ 11-to-12-year-old points standings, Holton said.

“A lot of our swimmers are brand new to the sport, and we are so excited to see the vast improvement from practice to practice,” he said.

The Barracudas’ next competitive swim meet is July 6, at the GRPA district meet in Tifton, Ga. The top three fastest times in each event at the district meet will then qualify for the state finals, which will be held July 19 and July 20, in Tifton.