The Devilfish finished off their regular season with several championship meets all held at the Westfield Area YMCA. While not the same as the swimmers are used to from years past, it was still a great end to this scaled back season. Many new cuts were made and some records were broken or reset, giving the swimmers a jump start on the spring and long course season.
12 and under Championships were held virtually on March 6 and 7, the 13 and over Championships were held virtually from March 12 - 14. And, finally, the 13 and overs participated in the Shamrock Invitational from March 19 - 21. For this meet, the preliminary events were held virtually in the morning, with the top 12 swimmers combined in each event from the Devilfish, the Fanwood Scotch Plains YMCA and the Summit Area YMCA swimming in person at the Westfield Area Y each evening.
Congratulations to the following swimmers for making finals at the Shamrock Invitational: Abby Bebel, Henry Brown, Seth Camacho, Emily Constable, Will Crall, Madison Ebanks, Ava Gaspard, Charlie Jeckell, Emily Kapuuscinski, Colin Kavanagh, Lauren Lane, Alex Liu, Mason Liu, Clare Logan, Matt London, Billy Maguire, Emily Malpeso, Brooke McAndrew, Julia McGann, Erin McKinney, Patrick Miller, Jacqueline Moser, Anisha Ojha, Danny Pierce, Catherine Ritter, Sierra Smith, Kyra Stolarski, Maddie Sullivan, Logan Swenson, Matt Swenson, Bridget Thomas, Barney Veres, Hudson Wilcomes and Olivia Willemsen.
Records that were reset or broken throughout these meets are as follows:
Clare Logan (Girls 13/14): 50 Free: 22.87, 100 Free: 49.90, 200 Free: 1:51.94, 100 Back: 55.18, 200 Back: 2:02.66, 200 IM: 2:07.80
Emily Constable (Girls 13/14): 100 Breast:1:03.68, 200 Breast: 2:19.64
13/14 Girls 200 Free: 1:38.18 C. Ritter, M. Ebanks, E. Constable, C. Logan
13/14 Girls 400 Free: 3:35.36 C. Ritter, E. Constable, M. Ebanks, C. Logan
13/14 Girls 200 Medley: 1:47.99 C. Logan, E. Constable, M. Ebanks, C. Ritter
13/14 Girls 400 Medley: 3:56.67 C. Logan, E. Constable, A. Ojha, C. Ritter
13/14 boys 400Free: 3:25.76 L. Swenson, C. Jeckell, D. Pierce, P. Miller
One final qualifying meet is scheduled for this season replacing the YMCA Nationals Meet. The YMCA Swimming Festival NJ will be held in Voorhees, NJ.
Congratulations to all of the swimmers on a great season and thank you to all of the coaches, volunteers and parents for everything you have done to make this past season as normal as possible for the kids.