Photo by Diane Cox
A swimmer goes through different strokes at the Summer Port swim club before a meet against Granite City.
GODFREY – Matthew Daniel led the way in the parade of points as host Summers-Port splashed past Paddlers of Granite City, 546-183, here Tuesday night.
Summers-Port improved to 4-0 in SWISA competition and will take aim at the league swimming championship. Competition in the five-team league is expected to start at 9 a.m. in the Godfrey pool. SWISA diving competition runs Saturday at Paddlers.
Daniel, 13, and a freshman-to-be at Alton High, set team and pool records in the 13-14 boys 50 freestyle (22.91 seconds) and in 13-14 boys 50 butterfly (25.56).
“I take a lot of pride in doing well,” Daniel said. Sharks’ coach Nancy Miller said Daniel will compete in an upcoming regional meet at Okahoma.
“It’ll have competitors from the Greater St. Louis area, so it will be largest meet of the season,” Miller said
Teammates Edward Roberts in 9-10 boys 50 freestyle (28.02), Christian Kotzamanis in 8-and-under boys backstroke (18.75), Nathan Kotzamanis in 6-and-under 25 backstroke (24.12) and Noah Clancy in 11-12 boys backstroke (30.09), also established team or pool records.
Summers-Port won the boys meet by a margin of 267-96 and the girls competition 279-87. The final score indicates the combined results.
Madeline Stobbs, Kristine Lauritzen, Jake Roth, Grace Stobbs, Cole Akal, Karoline Lauritzen, Anna Moehn, Eleni Kotzamanis, Aeryk Dickman, Claire Paule and Lindsey Bruce joined Roberts and Clancy as multiple individual winners.
“It has been a really good year for me,” said Moehn, 10, and a student at SS. Peter and Paul School in Alton.
The Sharks can say the same thing. Come Sunday, they will go for another SWISA title.