SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  The Highland Swim Club Sharks finished their 2017 summer swimming season as champions of the Union County Outdoor Swim League (“UCOSL”), for the 13th consecutive year, with an undefeated record. The Sharks also competed in the League Championships at the Westfield Memorial Pool on July 28 and 29. 

Highland’s first place finishers at the championship meet included Sawyer Briamonte, Dylan Condell, Jackie Coyne, Neela Darmarajah, Bridget Davis, Katelyn Gaulin, Chloe Howell, Ryan McCann, Harrison McClure, Brody Rash, Fiona Rovito, Billie Rose Sherratt, Aidan Trenery, and Evan Weber. 

In addition, the Sharks had five first place relay teams: the Girls 8u team of Rovito, Tessa DeGennaro, Isabel Lowder, and Darmarajah; the Boys 8u team of Brady Crimmins, Ryan Scarpa, Briamonte, and McClure; the Girls 9/10 team of Shae Trenery, Keira Kelly, Mackenzie Crimmins, and Phoebe Kaplan; and the 11/12 Girls team of Grace Romanyshyn, Avery Higinbotham, Davis, and Sherratt.  

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During the 2017 season, Evan Weber set a new team record in the 9/10 Boys 25 Meter Breaststroke, and at Championships, Brody Rash set a new team record (improving on his own previous record) in the 15-18 Boys 50 Meter Breaststroke. 

“We have a terrific group of summer and year-round swimmers, who are dedicated to doing their best.  We tried to make practices fun while keeping them effective. I think that combo, plus fantastic parent support and a good coaching team is what made this year a success!” said Head Highland Coach Sara Johnston. 

The UCOSL is made up of swim clubs across Union County including Cranford Swim & Tennis Club, Highland Swim Club, Manor Park Swim Club, Nomahegan Swim Club, Westfield Memorial Pool and Willow Grove Swim Club. 

Highland Swim Club sits on five private acres of land off of South Martine Ave. in Scotch Plains. Since 1952, the Club has provided residents with a family-friendly alternative to the large, crowded public pools of surrounding communities. The club offers free swim lessons for member children and supports the Sharks competitive summer swim team. For more information, visit is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.