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Manchester Makos Swim Club Captures Summer Race Championship(Updated)

2019 Manchester Makos with their Summer Race League trophy[Photo Provided]

The Manchester Makos swim program completed their 2019 summer meet season on Saturday to cap off another phenomenal year.  The Makos won their 5th consecutive Summer Race League Championship on Saturday. The Championship featured 10 swim teams from the region.  The Makos rolled up 2,515.5 points to outdistance 2nd place Sewanee who had 1,828.5.  Tullahoma finished in 10th place with a total of 858.5 points in the meet held at the University of the South.  The Makos boys finished in 2nd place in the men’s division as they were edged by Sewanee 993 to 988.5.  The Makos girls ran away with the title in the women’s division.  They beat 2nd place Athens by a score of 1383 to 669.5.

The Manchester team broke several team and meet records and three Makos took home high point awards for their age division: Isaac Lee (13-14 boys), Caitlyn Slayton (15-16 girls) and Ashley Slayton (17-19 girls).

The Makos got relay team wins from:
• 8U girls’ team of Kendall Kesling, Avory Gilday, Cora Rice and Harper Crosslin won the 100M freestyle relay with a time of 1:25.51.
• 14U mixed team of Nick Bogle, Emily Williams, Lee Issac and Clancy Sand won the 100M medley relay with a time of 1:01.35. (New Race League record) 
• 19U mixed team of Ashley Slayton, Jack Beachborad, Joshua Rutledge and Caitlyn Slayton won the 100M medley relay with a time of 56.90.
• 14U boys’ team of Nick Bogle, Logan Holt, David Everett and Issac Lee won the 100M freestyle relay with a time of 52.94.
• 19U girls’ team of Caitlyn Slayton, Lauren Lee, Madeline DeWolfe and Ashley Slayton won the 50M freestyle with a time of 55.61.

Top 3 Individual finishers were:
Issac Lee(14U) – 1st place, 50M freestyle; (New Race League record) 1st place, 50M breaststroke; (New Race League record) 1st place, 100M IM; (New Race League record) 
Ashley Slayton(19U) – 1st place, 50M freestyle; (New Race League record) 1st place, 100M IM; 1st place, 50M butterfly;
Nick Bogle(14U) – 1st place, 50M butterfly;(New Race League record)  1st place, 50M backstroke; (New Race League record) 2nd place, 100M IM; (New Race League record) 
Caitlyn Slayton(19U) – 1st place, 50M backstroke; 2nd place, 50M freestyle; 2nd place, 50M breaststroke;
Jaci Howlett(10U) – 1st place, 50M freestyle; 2nd place, 25M butterfly; 3rd place, 100M IM;
Payton Behrendorff(10U) – 1st place, 25M backstroke; 3rd place, 25M breaststroke; 3rd place, 100M IM;
Emily Williams(14U) – 1st place, 50M breaststroke; 2nd place, 100M IM; 2nd place, 50M butterfly;
Audrey Yates(6U) – 1st place, 25M backstroke; 3rd place, 25M freestyle;
Kaylee Williams(19U) – 1st place, 50M breaststroke; 3rd place, 100M IM;
Olivia Bryan(8U) – 1st place, 100M IM;
Clancy Sand(14U) – 1st place, 50M freestyle;
Jack Beachboard(19U) – 2nd place, 50M breaststroke; 2nd place, 100M IM; 2nd place, 50M backstroke; (New Race League record) 
Madeline DeWolfe(19U) – 2nd place, 100M IM; 2nd place, 50M backstroke; 2nd place, 50M butterfly;
Ben Robinson(8U) – 2nd place, 25M freestyle; 2nd place, 25M butterfly;
Abby Gilday(12U) – 2nd place, 50M freestyle; 3rd place, 100M IM;
Jack Stowe(12U) – 2nd place, 50M butterfly; 3rd place, 50M backstroke;
Adie Brown(8U) – 2nd place, 100M IM;
Cora Rice(8U) – 2nd place, 25M freestyle;
Kendall Kesling(8U) – 2nd place, 25M breaststroke;
Harper Crosslin(8U) – 3rd place, 25M backstroke; 3rd place, 25M butterfly;
Ryan Brown(10U) – 3rd place, 50M freestyle; 3rd place, 25M backstroke;
Lauren Lee(19U) – 3rd place, 50M freestyle; 3rd place, 50M butterfly;
Sofia Aquino(6U) – 3rd place, 25M backstroke;
Logan Holt(14U) – 3rd place, 50M backstroke;

“I think there are three things that make our team so successful,” said head coach Shawn Daniels. “Our swimmers have an incredible work ethic, practicing for hours multiple times per week. They do a good job of supporting each other throughout the season, both in and outside of the pool. We also have an extraordinary support team comprised of parent volunteers and our recreation department.”

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Good coaching doesn’t hurt, either. Daniels started the Makos team ten years ago and has consistently led her swimmers to break records, both locally and regionally. Becky Behrendorff and Rebekah Buchanan round out the coaching team, contributing countless hours at the pool to help swimmers hone their skills and encourage them to do their best.

The Manchester Makos, housed at the Manchester Recreation Center, is comprised of 118 swimmers, ages 4-18. The summer swim season included five meets, and the Makos won all of them. Points are given for the top three finishers in each event and contribute to the team’s total. In addition to individual races, swimmers compete in a series of relays.

“Swimming is a unique sport,” said Makos Parent Board President Lisa Lazalier. “It gives participants the chance to celebrate the team’s accomplishments while focusing on an individual goal. Even if a swimmer doesn’t place in an event, if he/she shaves off time, it’s considered an individual victory.

The Manchester Makos Swim Team is a competitive swim team offering high-quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The team’s goal is to provide every member with the opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to advanced swimmer.

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Registration for the Makos fall swim season will be held in late August. Those interested may contact the Manchester Recreation Center or visit www.manchestermakosswimteam.com for more information.

You can see full results at: https://d1nmxxg9d5tdo.cloudfront.net/635/swim_meets/264808/files/2019_RACE_Champ_FINAL_RESULTs.pdf?1563215791

 

 

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