On January 13th the swim team took 33 swimmers to Winterfest held at Eppley Recreation Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. Winterfest is one of the largest YMCA age-group meets in the country and is both a USA- approved meet and a YMCA-Sanctioned Championship meet. Winterfest has developed a reputation as a fun, fast, competitive, professional event held in a world-class setting. The meet hosts more than 1700 swimmers from 46 different teams, hailing from Maine to Florida and as far away as Illinois.
During the meet we had 60% best times with 13 individual swimmers earning points for our team and 9 swimmers having the opportunity to return for finals. With 10 of our 11 relays eligible to earn points scoring for the team. I am so pleased to announce for only the second time in FCY history our combined score finished us 8th place in the meet.
At the end of this meet we had 12 individual team records broken and 6 team relay records broken. We have 4 male swimmers who have qualified for individual events at YMCA Nationals and two male relays.
We are looking forward to our team championship meets in February and March.