Beach youth swimmers earn top spots at meet in Maryland

TIDE Swimming's 10-year-olds who had top finishes at the Northeast IM Xtreme Games at the University of Maryland at College Park: (left to right) Coach Tage Waite, Colin Mamaril, Bobby Dinunzio, Alana Savage, Kayleigh Duffy, Coach Sandra Jones and Samuel Quarles. (Courtesy of Carrie Duffy)
TIDE Swimming’s 10-year-olds who had top finishes at the Northeast IM Xtreme Games at the University of Maryland at College Park: (left to right) Coach Tage Waite, Colin Mamaril, Bobby Dinunzio, Alana Savage, Kayleigh Duffy, Coach Sandra Jones and Samuel Quarles. (Courtesy of Carrie Duffy)

Virginia Beach-based TIDE Swimming placed fourth overall among teams in USA Swimming’s Northeastern Zone IM Xtreme Games last weekend at the University of Maryland at College Park, according to a spokeswoman for the club.

The meet featured more than 1,250 swimmers ages 9 to 14 from 76 teams in a region that stretches from Virginia to Maine, according to Carrie Duffy of TIDE Swimming.

Duffy provided the following results:

Cason Wilburn of the East Coast Aquatic Team, another Hampton Roads club, finished first overall among 14-year-old boys with first-place finishes in the 500 freestyle, 200 butterfly, 200 individual medley, 200 backstroke and 400 individual medley.

The TIDE club had 11 swimmers who placed in the top 16 in their age group.

Kayleigh Duffy won the girls’ 10-year-old age group, placing first in the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke events.

Samuel Quarles took the boys’ 10-year-old age group, winning the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly and setting two Virginia Swimming Local Swim Committee records in the process.

Other TIDE swimmers who placed in the top 16:

  • Alana Savage: 15th, 10-year-old girls
  • Bobby Dinunzio: 4th, 10-year-old boys
  • Colin Mamaril: 3rd, 10-year-old boys
  • Kayla Wilson: 16th, 11-year-old girls
  • Niko Theodos: 15th, 11-year-old boys
  • Barrett Heritage: 9th, 12-year-old boys
  • Lauren Barakey: 14th, 13-year-old girls
  • Kendall Ewing: 7th, 13-year-old boys
  • Shelby Raber: 4th, 14-year-old girls

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