Covington Y Piranhas capture second straight Rockdale title
For a second straight year, swimmers from the Covington YMCA can call themselves the best in the area. The Covington Y Piranhas topped the six-team meet and captured the Rockdale swim league championship for the second time in as many years.
The Piranhas, comprised of 102 local swimmers, got off to a fast start in the morning session. The 10 and under age group swam circles around the competition and built a 200-point lead over second place Deer Run. The older 11 and up age groups swam in the afternoon with the Y swimmers continuing to score points by finishing in the top eight in their events.
Went the water settled at the end of the meet, the Covington Y finished ahead of Deer Run and third place Brentwood who took second and third respectively.
Several swimmers turned in stellar individual perfor- mances including Colton Patterson and Kaden Farley who finished first in the 5 & 6 and 7 & 8 boys groups respectively. Payton Morrison and Liam Amman placed second in those same groups and Nick Mitchell placed third in the 7 & 8 group. Ella King placed third in the 5 & 6 year old girls group while Emma Kate Leach and Emerald Gibbs took third in the 7 & 8 and 9 & 10 girls groups.
In the afternoon session, Joey Ellwanger and Jack Mitchell took first and second in the boys 15 & over age group while Dylan Weathersby placed third in the 13 & 14 age group.
The Rockdale swim league continues to grow. This year’s meet saw more than 400 swimmers and six teams.
Backstrokin’: Kaden Farley swims the backstroke during the Covington Y’s swim meet at Rockdale Saturday. Farley earned high point total for the boys 7 & 8 age bracket.