Greenwich YMCA Marlins cap off season with stellar performance at Nationals

Members of the YMCA of Greenwich Marlins pose for a team photo prior to the national championship

Members of the YMCA of Greenwich Marlins pose for a team photo prior to the national championship

The Greenwich YMCA Marlins traveled on April 1-7 to Greensboro, NC to compete in the 2013 YMCA Short Course National Championship.

This year the Marlins were represented by 17 swimmers who qualified for the prestigious competition. Last year, the Marlins sent seven swimmers to the meet. The Marlins attending the meet were Madeleine Dunn, Erin Dunstan, Iain Edmundson, Katie Evans, Cristina Frias, Kim Hill, Sarah Hodes, Oscar Ike, Alex Jahan, Alex Li, Ailee Mendoza, Carolyn Morikawa, Malavika Pande, Quinn Scannell, Andrew Stotesbery, Diana Tramontano and Isobel Walker.

The Marlins were led by Katie Evans who placed eighth in the country in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:17.69. The quartet of Scannell, Dunstan, Evans and Hill placed 13th in the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:50.72. Both races earned YMCA All-American status. Evans also had a 17th place finish in the 200-yard individual medley, stopping the clock at 2:05.78. Jahan placed 23rd in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 58.39 seconds.

Overall, 12 Greenwich YMCA records were broken at the meet. In the 13- to 14-year-old age group, Pande broke records in both the 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard backstroke. Scannell bettered her own record in the 100-yard backstroke, and Mendoza posted the fastest ever Marlins’ time in the 400-yard individual medley.

In the 15- to 18-year-old age group, Evans broke records in the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard individual medley, while Frias improved her record times in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard backstroke. Ike has the fastest Marlins’ 200-yard individual medley time and Alex Jahan took out the 100-yard breaststroke record. Edmundson collected records in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly races.

The YMCA of Greenwich was founded more than 96 years ago in 1916.  Today, it is the largest community-based organization in Greenwich with more than 5,000 members dedicated to healthy living, youth development and social responsibility through athletics and life-long learning programs in order to nurture the potential of all in our community. To learn more about the YMCA of Greenwich, membership and its numerous wellness programs, visi Greenwichymca.org.

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