Waukegan-based Seahorses do well at meet in Des Plaines
News-Sun staff report December 24, 2012 4:28PM
Updated: February 23, 2013 2:19AM
The swimmers on the Waukegan-based Northern Lake County YMCA Seahorse youth swim team continued to post winning times at a tri-meet against the Lattof YMCA Neptunes and the Pav YMCA Poseidons at Lattof YMCA in Des Plaines.
“As the season progresses and the practice mileage increases, it can be tough for kids to drop times,” said Seahorses coach Mike Hewitt
“That didn’t seem to be the case at this meet where nearly every swimmer had at least one season-best time.”
As of this meet, 10 Seahorse swimmers have achieved District Championships qualifying times in 43 events, including first- year swimmers Luis Correa and Caleb Levy (boys 8-under division).
The champion meets are held in March.
Next on the Seahorse schedule is the David Wolf Invitational at the Belvidere YMCA which will be held Sunday, Jan. 6.
Here is the list of Seahorses who won individual events at the meet:
■ Megan Howard (girls 11-12) — 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle & 50 butterfly.
■ Vaughan Spratt-Szarzynski (girls age 9-10) — 100 individual medley (boys and girls raced against each other in this event), 50 breaststroke & 100 freestyle.
■ Tyler Howard (boys 13-14) — 100 butterfly & 100 freestyle.
■ Addison Steres (girls 7-8) — 50 freestyle.
■ Caleb Levy (boys 7-8) — 50 freestyle.
■ Ella Spratt-Szarzynski (girls 13-14) — 100 freestyle & 100 backstroke.
■ Clara Robin (girls 9-10) — 50 backstroke.
Finishing second in individual races for the Seahorses were Luis Correa (twice), Robin (twice), Vaughan Spratt-Szarzynski, Katy Flesher (twice), Josh Temaner, Steres, Alex Russell, and Tyler Howard.
One of the meet highlights for the Seahorses was a 1-2-3 finish in the boys 13-14 100 freestyle by Tyler Howard, Temaner and Jacob Chagoya.