GULF SHORES, Ala. – The Gulf Shores Swim Team kicked off their summer season in the Gulf Coast Area Aquatics League with two swim meets. On June 12, GSST hosted the Eastern Shore Piranhas at the Bodenhamer Center pool. The next week, Fairhope Area Swim Team traveled to Gulf Shores for a dual meet.
The Dolphins beat the Piranhas 518 to 385. Gulf Shores won three of the five relay events contested and 21 of the 44 individual events.
The Dolphins had 69 swimmers at the meet. Multiple event winners for the home team included: Ruby Rosnagle, Jack Biggs, Callie Hopkins, Liam Silva, and Serah Smith.
New swimmers for the team this summer were: David Cerventes, Ruby Cerventes, Fiona Douglas, David Green, Win Spence, and Gavin Taylor.
Gulf Shores hosted the Fairhope Area Swim Team on June 19. The Fairhope Sharks won 480 to 476. In the closest meet in recent memory for the Dolphins, Gulf Shores won 22 of the 46 individual events and two of the four relay events. Gulf Shores had 62 swimmers entered in the meet.
Murray Reed, age 10, broke three team records. He set new age group records in the 25-yard Breaststroke, 25 Butterfly, and 50 Freestyle.
Head Coach Brook Hopkins said, “I am optimistic that we are going to improve during the season and have a fine showing at the end of the season championship meet that will be a home meet for us. All of our age groups are contributing to the team’s success.”
The Swim Team practices at the Bodenhamer Center in Gulf Shores five days per week. For more information about the Gulf Shores Swim Team, contact the Aquatics Director for the City of Gulf Shores, Brook Hopkins, at 251-968-1427 or visit GulfShoresal.gov.