Dolphins will host summer league championship on July 27-28

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Posted 7/22/18

The balance of the Summer League season will be during the month of July with the Championship Meet to be held at the Dolphins’ home pool on July 27 and 28. All eight league teams will attend and compete for the championship in the three ...

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Dolphins will host summer league championship on July 27-28

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GULF SHORES, ALA. – The balance of the Summer League season will be during the month of July with the Championship Meet to be held at the Dolphins’ home pool on July 27 and 28. All eight league teams will attend and compete for the championship in the three divisions.

The Gulf Shores Swim Team recently traveled to Fairhope for two swim meets. The Dolphins attended the Gulf Coast Area Aquatics League Relay Meet (June 26). And on June 28, Gulf Shores swam against Fairhope and Foley.

The Dolphins finished in third place at the Relay Meet. Seven of the summer league teams participated in this meet, which consisted of 17 events that were all four-person relay races. Fairhope won the meet, and the Eastern Shore Piranhas came in second place. Gulf Shores posted three first place teams and three second place teams at the meet. The Dolphins had 26 swimmers at the Relay Meet.

The Gulf Shores Swim Team struck gold in three of the Mixed 10 and Under Events. The 100 Yard Freestyle Relay team consisted of: Jack Biggs, Murray Reed, Liam Silva and Sierra Caldwell. The Kickboard relay team consisted of: Murray Reed, Serah Smith, Jack Biggs and Sierra Caldwell. The Backstroke relay team included: Jack Biggs, Nolan Matthews, Liam Silva and Serah Smith. This age group also earned second place for the Dolphins in the Breaststroke and Butterfly relay races.

The meet on June 28 focused on longer summer league events: 100 Yard Freestyle, 50 Freestyle and 100 Individual Medley. Fairhope won with 408 points. Gulf Shores came in second place with 314 points, and Foley scored 45 points.

The Dolphins had 35 swimmers at the meet. Gulf Shores won eight of the 17 events at the meet. Event winners included: Callie Hopkins, Murray Reed, Joseph Zarzaur, Ruby Rosnagle, and Emma Lloyd.

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. The Swim Team practices in the mornings at the Bodenhamer Center in Gulf Shores five days per week.