Local swimmers set Virginia Swimming records at Age Group Championships

TIDE Swim Team finished 4th overall at the Virginia Swimming Short Course Age Group Championships this weekend, recording the highest finish of any Hampton Roads swim clubs. (Courtesy of Carrie Duffy)
TIDE Swim Team finished 4th overall at the Virginia Swimming Short Course Age Group Championships this weekend, recording the highest finish of any Hampton Roads swim clubs. (Courtesy of Carrie Duffy)

Local youth swimmers on the TIDE Swim Team set five Virginia Swimming Local Swimming Committee records en route to a fourth-place team finish at the 2016 Virginia Swimming Short Course Age Group Championships in Christiansburg, Va.

TIDE’s Kayleigh Duffy, 10, won the overall girls High Point Award with 156 points and won the girls division for ages 9 and 10.  Duffy broke the 50-yard freestyle Local Swimming Committee and meet record with a time of 25.83.  Duffy also broke a 22-year-old Age Group Championships meet record in the 100 freestyle (57.55).
Barrett Heritage, 12, won the boys High Point Award with 151 points and broke two Local Swimming Committeeand meet records, in the 50 butterfly (24.81) and 100 butterfly (54.84).  The 100 butterfly LSC record had stood for 18 years.
Lauren Barakey, 13, broke an eight-year-old LSC and meet record in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.33).
The TIDE boys 200 freestyle relay team for 13- and 14-year-olds (Spencer Ryan, Paul Southern, Kendall Ewing and Alex Neff) set a new LSC and meet record (1:29.05).

Cason Wilburn, 14, of the East Coast Aquatic Team, won the boys High Point Award (137 points) for ages 13 and 14, and set three LSC and meet records in the 50 (21.24), 100 (46.06) and 200 (1:41.32) freestyle events.

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