SMAC swim team sets five team records in December meets

The Waynesboro Y year round competitive swim team, SMAC, (Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club) competed at the Mako Invitational in Fairfax, VA and at the TYR Capital Classic in Carey, NC from December 5-7.

The Mako Invitational consisted of teams from the Northern Virginia area and the TYR Capital Classic was comprised of YMCA Teams from Connecticut to South Carolina.   The meets were the final competition for the swimmers prior to Christmas and marks the midway point of the short course season.

Short course season (races swum in 25 yard pools) generally runs from September – April and the team focuses on a championship meet halfway through the season in December and another championship meet at the end of the season.

The Team sent 15 swimmers to the TYR Capital Classic meet and those swimmers swam to an amazing 46 lifetime best times.  The event, best time and USA time standard are listed below.

Bobby Carey (17) 400IM 4:23.91 AA, Braelin Fauber (13) 50Free 27.80 A, 50Back 30.75 A, 100Back 1:06.52 A, Norah Hunt (16) 100Free 54.99 AAA, 200Free 1:54.79 AAA, 400IM 4:36.27 AAA, Aaron James (16) 50Free 21.79 AAA, 100Free 47.79 AAA, 200Free 1:48.19 AAA, 50Back 25.87, 100Back 57.26 AA, Morgan James (15) 100Back 1:05.32 A, Sarah Loomis (14) 100Breast 1:15.97 BB, Justin Merritt (17) 50Free 22.95 AA, 100Back 1:00.29 BB, 100Fly 53.97 AA, Maggie Riggan 200Back 2:21.87 BB, 200Breast 2:38.30 A, Brazil Rule (16) 50Free 24.90 AAA, 100Free 54.15 AAA, 100 Back 1:01.67 AA, 100Fly 1:00.43 AA, 200IM 2:12.97 AAA, Remedy Rule (18) 100Back 54.65 AAAA, 100Fly 53.51 AAAA, 200M 2:00.97 AAAA, 400IM 4:15.91 AAAA, Charlotte Rumsey (14) 400IM 4:37.89 AAA, Kristen Wagner (12) 200Free 2:04.23 AAA, 500Free 5:25.82 AAA, 200Fly 2:19.16 AAA, 400IM 4:54.76 AAA, Emma Woodworth (12) 200Free 2:09.80 AA, 500Free 5:44.73 AA, 50Back 30.78 AA, 100Back 1:07.82 AA and Jake Zamalis (17) 100Free 50.88 AA, 400IM 4:23.90 AA.

In addition to the best times and top finishes at the meet SMAC set 5 new team records.  Wagner broke the SMAC record in the 12 and under 400IM that was set by Jessie Arnold in 2010.  Rule set new SMAC records in the 200IM, 400IM, 100Back and 100 fly.  Her 100 fly also set a new State of Virginia record.

At the Mako Invitational SMAC brought 20 swimmers who swam to 62 lifetime best times.  The swimmer, event and time are recorded below.

Emma Davis (9)100Free 1:25.96, Alice Elkins (11) 100Free 1:14.46, 100IM 1:28.28, McKina Fitzgerald (15) 200Free 2:11.82, 100Back 1:13.49, 200Back 2:34.34, 200Fly 2:30.95, 200IM 2:35.50, Miles Fitzgerald (11) 50Back 34.23, 50breast 43.20, 50fly 33.65, 100IM 1:14.87, Taylor Hubbard (14) 100Back 1:15.49, 100fly 1:22.27, Carson Lawhorne (9) 50Breast 50.27, 100Free 1:15.32, Davis McKellop (9) 100IM 1:19.41, 50back 35.76, 50fly 38.33, 200free 2:29.32, 100Free 1:06.33, Paige McKellop (8) 100IM 1:51.83, 50free 42.66, Ryan Mercer (10) 100IM 1:27.75, 50back 37.91, 50breast 47.22, 100free 1:14.23, Avery Paiste(14) 100back 1:32.28, Pat Paiste (17) 100Fly 1:18.30, 200Free 2:18.59, Jackson Schundler (10) 100IM 1:25.67, 50back 37.89, 50breast 44.76, 50fly 35.11, 200free 2:45.68, 100free 1:15.59, Ellie Schundler (8) 100IM 1:33.52, 50breast 50.03, 25back 20.22, 25breast 22.27, 25fly 16.67, 25free 16.41, Haley Sheffield (9) 100Breast 1:51.65, Tate Snyder (13) 50free 28.34, 100breast 1:22.48, 100free 1:01.74, 200fly 2:26.02, 200free 2:11.26, 200IM 2:30.55, Anna Wissler (8) 25back 20.71, 25free 16.37, Erin Wissler (10) 50breast 52.43, 100free 132.59, Sterling Wissler (7) 50breast 1:32.59, Ben Young (11) 100Back 1:20.86, 100fly 1:17.02, 100free 1:11.36, 100IM 1:20.87, 200IM 2:54.54, 200Free 2:36.00, Libby Young (14) 200back 2:42.11.

SMAC currently has openings in its younger age groups that practice M, W, F from 4-5 pm and Saturday 9-10 am.  If you have interest contact Coach Norm Wright, Director of Competitive Swimming at the Waynesboro Y at 942-5107 or email him at

For more information about SMAC, please visit their website:


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