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10 Meet Records Fall At Greenwich Swim Championships

Swimmers get ready to leave the starting blocks during an event at the Greenwich Town Swim Championships.
Swimmers get ready to leave the starting blocks during an event at the Greenwich Town Swim Championships. Photo Credit: Contributed by ChiChi Ubiña

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Ten meet records were set as more than 300 swimmers competed over three days in 48 events at the 14th annual Greenwich Town Swim Championships.

Swimmers from the town’s four major teams, The YWCA Dolphins, the YMCA Marlins, the Boys & Girls Club Barracudas and the Sharks Swim Team got together for some friendly mid-season competition and competed at the Greenwich High School in eight races Thursday and Friday night, featuring distance freestyle and stroke events and returned Saturday for 40 sprint events.

Leading the way in the meet sponsored by the YWCA of Greenwich and the Dolphins Swim team, was 14-year old Dolphins swimmer Kate Hazlett who won all five of her events and set meet records in four of those races.

Hazlett, a student a Greenwich Academy and a member of the Dolphins Swim Team who competed last week in the USA Speedo Junior National Championships in Seattle, set Town Meet records in the 13-14-year olds age group 100-yard freestyle, the 100 backstroke, 20 butterfly and the 500 freestyle. Hazlett also claimed the 13-14 age group’s 100 butterfly.

The Dolphins’ William Belmont, 17; Meghan Lynch, 11, and Olivia Baine, 10, were the meet’s other record setters.

Belmont claimed three gold medals in the 15-and-over group winning the 100 free, back and butterfly.  Lynch, 11, won the 11-12 group‘s 50 free at 25.43 and the 50 breaststroke at 32.43. Baine lowered the meet record in the 8-10 mixed 100 breast at 1:21.36.

"This is a very special meet for a lot of these kids who do not often get to see each other at the same pool,'' Cavataro said. "They may see each other in the halls at school and the stands and were backed with not only parents, but, grandparents and relatives in town for the holidays. This type of meet does not happen anywhere else in the USA."

Complete results are on the attached PDF.

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