Tuesday marked the start of the season for the three local teams competing in the Tarheel Swimming Association summer league.
The opportunity to jump in the pool came at a fitting time, on the afternoon of a day that saw a record-high temperature of 100 degrees in the Triangle.
The Division 7 Planter’s Walk Piranhas faced a team twice their size, the Division 6 Granite Falls Gators, and couldn’t catch up after falling behind early in a 390-119 loss.
The Knightdale team left its mark at the Rolesville club, however, with pool records set by the following Piranhas: Trent Walker, Liam Givens-Keatley, Jaden Valles and Ben Rashleigh in the 13-14 boys medley (2:08.03) and freestyle (1:52.53) relays; Givens-Keatley in the 13-14 boys backstroke (28.28, also a PW team record); and Robert McCue in the 15-18 boys butterfly (25.40).
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The Piranhas’ triple winners were Givens-Keatley and Dax Hardy (freestyle, backstroke, butterfly).
The Division 9 Wendell Waves hosted a meeting of even-sized teams, but the Division 8 Oak Park Piranhas swam away with the win, 324-161.
Hayden Simpson (freestyle, backstroke, butterfly) was a triple winner for Wendell and Michelle Duffy (freestyle, breaststroke) was a double winner for the Waves.
The Zebulon Dolphins traveled to Raleigh to take on the Carlyle & Chatsworth Lakers in a Division 10 meet that ended in a rare tie, 221-221.
Zebulon’s triple winners were Josh Temple (freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly), and Bella Leahy and Julia Wrenn (freestyle, backstroke, butterfly). The Dolphins got a double-win night from 6 and under swimmer John Carlos Husted (freestyle, backstroke).
This Tuesday, Planter’s Walk is scheduled to take to the road again to face Division 6 Summerfield North in Raleigh. Wendell travels to Raleigh to take on the Hawthorne Stingrays, a fellow Division 10 team, and Zebulon hosts Division 9 Crabtree.
Granite Falls 390,Planter’s Walk 119
First: Luke Peters, Dax Hardy, Jackson Beam and Ethan Robinson; Trent Walker II, Jaden Valles, Liam Givens-Keatley and Ben Rashleigh.
First: Dax Hardy and Liam Givens-Keatley.
Second: Kelly McCue, Kristin Olsen and Robert McCue.
Third: Matthew Slade, Trent Walker II and Christina Benvenuto.
First: Dax Hardy and Liam Givens-Keatley.
Second: Kelly McCue, Cameron Mays and Leah Yuhas.
Third: Luke Peters, Trent Walker II, Will Snow and Christina Benvenuto.
First: Ben Rashleigh.
Second: Ethan Robinson and Robert McCue.
Third: Jackson Beam, Libby Gill, Trent Walker II, Caroline Clifford, Cameron Mays and Christina Benvenuto.
First: Dax Hardy, Liam Givens-Keatley, Robert McCue and Kristin Olsen.
Second: Jaden Valles, Kelly McCue and Leah Yuhas.
Third: Catherine Mills, Marie Rashleigh and Ben Rashleigh.
First: Ethan Robinson, Jackson Beam, Luke Peters and Dax Hardy; Trent Walker II, Jaden Valles, Jackson Beam and Liam Givens-Keatley; Christina Benvenuto, Kristin Olsen, Leah Yuhas and Brenna Hardy.
Oak Park 324,Wendell 161
First: Morgan Sherman, Nathan Bryant, Hayden Simpson and Matthew Shore.
First: Michelle Duffy, Gracie Wright and Hayden Simpson.
Second: Nicholas Duffy, Elaine Simpson, Carson Hetzell, Colin Rourke, Nathan Bryant and Julia Waynik.
Third: Sawyer Spruill, Mattox Bryant, Howie Bair and Matthew Shore.
First: Elaine Simpson, Gracie Wright, John Riddle, Hayden Simpson and Julia Waynik.
Second: Parker Perry and Daniel Duttman.
Third: Kane Ferrell, Lila Bender, Nathan Spruill, Mason Hetzell and Woody Raynor.
First: Michelle Duffy, Parker Perry, John Riddle, Nathan Bryant and Daniel Duttman.
Second: Mason Hetzell, Howie Bair and Julia Waynik.
Third: Nicholas Duffy, Kate Simpson, Mattox Bryant, Taylor Stocks and Morgan Sherman.
First: Mason Hetzell, Hayden Simpson and Daniel Duttman.
Second: Nathan Spruill, Parker Perry, Gracie Wright, John Riddle and Nathan Bryant.
Third: Kate Simpson, Taylor Stocks, Colin Rourke and Matthew Shore.
First: Grace Ray, Kakie Holt, Taylor Stocks and Gracie Wright; Hayden Simpson, Woody Raynor, Matthew Shore and Nathan Bryant.
Zebulon 221,Carlyle & Chatsworth 221
First: Angelo Husted, Grayson Hirsch, Benny Allmon and Dylan Kondylas; Callie Pisarik, Emma Bailey, Bella Leahy and Avery Wheless; Wade Creech, Josh Temple, Ryan Worley and Ian Kerr; Whitley Creech, Ashley Kerr, Julia Wrenn and Caroline Jones.
First: John Carlos Husted, Sophia Pisarik, Isabella Harrelson, Bella Leahy, Josh Temple and Julia Wrenn.
Second: Shaun Morgan, Angelo Husted, Benny Allmon, Emma Bailey, Whitley Creech and Caroline Jones.
Third: Morgan Sawyer, Dylan Kondylas, Ashley Kerr and Wade Creech.
First: John Carlos Husted, Anna Bailey, Bella Leahy, Ryan Worley and Julia Wrenn.
Second: Cash Bridgers, Dylan Kondylas, Isabella Harrelson, Benny Allmon, Whitley Creech, Caroline Jones and Wade Creech.
Third: Zac Pendleton, Addison Kondylas, Macy Pait, Greyson Hirsch, Emma Bailey, Avery Wheless and Ashley Kerr.
First: Cash Bridgers, Isabella Harrelson, Josh Temple and Caroline Jones.
Second: Shaun Morgan, Anna Bailey, Dylan Kondylas, Greyson Hirsch, Callie Pisarik, Avery Wheless and Ryan Worley.
Third: Morgan Sawyer, Zac Pendleton, Macy Pait, Ashley Kerr and Wade Creech.
First: Angelo Husted, Bella Leahy, Josh Temple and Julia Wrenn.
Second: Benny Allmon, Whitley Creech and Ryan Worley.
Third: Emma Bailey and Ian Kerr.
First: Greyson Hirsch, Angelo Husted, Dylan Kondylas and Benny Allmon; Avery Wheless, Callie Pisarik, Emma Bailey and Bella Leahy; Wade Creech, Josh Temple, Ian Kerr and Ryan Worley; Whitley Creech, Caroline Jones, Ashley Kerr and Julia Wrenn.