North Carolina Swimming athlete Hannah Moore (WOLF) tied for the bronze medal, while another NCS athlete and USA teammate Ashley Twichell (TAC) placed seventh in the women’s 5k open water event Wednesday at the 18th FINA World Championships at the Yeosu Expo Ocean Park in South Korea.
Moore completed the swim in 57 minutes, 58 seconds, only one second behind silver medalist Aurelie Muller of France (57:57) and two seconds behind gold medalist Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil (57:56). Germany’s Leonie Beck also finished in 57:58 to tie with Moore. Twichell touched only four seconds behind the winner in 58:00 in a tightly packed finish.
How are you involved with North Carolina Swimming?
I am a meet official.
How long have you been involved with North Carolina Swimming?
How did you become involved with North Carolina Swimming?
My swimmer and I transferred from another LSC.
What is one of your fondest swimming memories?
My swimmer’s first championship meet. We traveled to the venue. When we got to the hotel, we were notified our room was given to someone else. They ‘walked’ us to a hotel 20 min away and gave us a muffin for our troubles. Regardless of our accommodation issues, we had a great time. The best part, my swimmer had many personal bests at that meet.
2019 North Carolina Swimming Zone Team members from the 11-12 and 13-14 age groups were selected based on their performance at the Age Group Champs meet in Cary this past weekend. Remaining members from the 15-18 age group will be added following Senior Champs next weekend. These athletes will represent North Carolina Swimming at the Southern Zone Age Group meet being held at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary on July 30-August 3.
Here are the members of the zone team in the 11-12 and 13-14 year old age groups.
|11-12 Girls||11-12 Boys|
|Taylor Cureton||TAC||Aidan Allen||TAC|
|Ellery Eward||TAC||Granger Bartee||MAC|
|Sydney Holfelder||TAC||Goran Cindric||TAC|
|Kathryn Monville||WAVE||Norvin Clontz||MAC|
|Clarke Neace||MAC||Ethan Emerton||TAC|
|Reagan Rainey||MAC||John Kroll||MAC|
|Meredith Whelehan||TAC||Darren Liu||TAC|
|Nicole Zettel||TAC||Max Osman||MAC|
|13-14 Girls||13-14 Boys|
|Sarah Dichak||MAC||Lucca Battaglini||YOTA|
|Katherine Ivanov||TAC||Lane Bradshaw||MSA|
|Jenna Jacobs||TAC||Kian Constantine||MAC|
|Jordan Marley||CAT||William Dunlap||TAC|
|Lauren Patterson||WST||Troy Keen||MAC|
|Sydney Sanders||MAC||Landon Lloyd||TAC|
|Mary Shanahan||HAC||Max Marrujo||TAC|
|Katherine Sikes||HAC||Colin Whelehan||TAC|
Several new records were set at the 2019 NCS Long Course Age Group Champs meet at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary this past weekend. While only one record fell in the 13-14 age group, the younger groups broke a bunch. A total of ten individual records and three relay records were set over the weekend.
Shayna Elgart (MOR) broke her own 10U 100 free record and added another in the girls 50 fly. MOR teammates Devon Whitlock broke the girls 10U 50 free mark while another MOR swimmer, Raston Sharron, broke the boys 10U 50 breast record. Sloane Whelehan (TAC) set the new 10U standard in the girls 100 back.
TAC Titans Lily Willis and Nicole Zettel each broke two records in the girls 11-12 division. Willis added her name to the breaststroke records while Zettel erased old marks in both the 200 and 400 IM.
Matthew Lucky (SAIL) set the lone record in the 13-14 age group by swimming a 2:21.60 in the 200 breast.
TAC 11-12 girls set new relay records in both the 200 free relay and the 400 free relay. Mere Whelehan, Nicole Zettel, and Elery Eward were joined by Sydney Holfelder in setting the 200 free relay record and by Lily Willis in establishing the new mark in the 400 free relay.
Finally, the SwimMAC 11-12 boys team of Max Osman, Norvin Clontz, Granger Bartee, and John Kroll broke the 400 free relay to cap off a weekend of sensational swimming.
Here is a summary of the new records. Click here to view all NCS records.
|Devon Whitlock||MOR||10U||50 Free||29.42|
|Shayna Elgart||MOR||10U||100 Free||1:04.43|
|Sloane Whelehan||TAC||10U||100 Back||1:13.61|
|Shayna Elgart||MOR||10U||50 Fly||31.44|
|Lily Willis||TAC||11-12||50 Breast||33.80|
|Lily Willis||TAC||11-12||100 Breast||1:12.99|
|Nicole Zettel||TAC||11-12||200 IM||2:24.85|
|Nicole Zettel||TAC||11-12||400 IM||5:08.99|
|Raston Sharron||MOR||10U||50 Breast||38.41|
|Matthew Lucky||SAIL||13-14||200 Breast||2:21.60|
|TAC||Girls||11-12||200 Free Relay||1:52.91|
|TAC||Girls||11-12||400 Free Relay||4:05.21|
|MAC||Boys||11-12||400 Free Relay||4:04.42|
Congratulations to the TAC Titans, winners of the 2019 NCS Age Group Champs meet in Cary this past weekend. TAC led the team standings in both male and female divisions to outscore second place SwimMAC for the overall title. The Marlins of Raleigh (MOR) finished third with the YMCA of the Triangle (YOTA) placing fourth. RSA, NCAC, MSA, EAC, WAVE, and GCY rounded out the top ten. Complete meet results, including team standings, can be found in the meet listings under the MEETS tab above.
Nominations are being accepted through August 31 for the 2019 Andy Craver Determination Award.
Each year the TYDE swim team, through North Carolina Swimming, presents the Andy Craver Determination Award to an NCS athlete who, in the opinion of the selection committee, best demonstrates determination and dedication to the sport of swimming. The award will be presented at the annual North Carolina Swimming Awards banquet at the Greensboro Coliseum on September 21, 2019.
Click the following link for information on the nominating process.
Ashley Twichell (TAC Titans) joined fellow Team USA member Haley Anderson in qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games!
For the first time since open water swimming became an Olympic sport in 2008, the United States will have two women competing in the 10k at the 2020 Games in Tokyo.
Haley Anderson and Ashley Twichell finished second and sixth Sunday in the 10k open water race at the 18th FINA World Championships in South Korea, turning in times of 1 hour, 54 minutes and 48.1 seconds, and 1:54:50.5, respectively.
They became the first American swimmers to qualify for next year’s Olympic Team by virtue of their top 10 finishes. Click here to read the entire USA Swimming article.
Thank you to all the NCS Officials who worked at Age Group Champs in Cary this weekend!