C: Lakes Region Wave makers blows completion out of the water

MANCHESTER — The 2012 Wavemaker summer season went out with a bang as the Wavemakers finished with a second place division III finish in the GSSA Champion Swim Meet in Manchester, NH on August 4th with all of the Wavemaker participants either receiving a ribbon or medal.
The team started the event with a 1st place finish in the Girls 8 and under 100 yard medley relay with a time of 1:43.31. The team also took first in the Girls 8 and Under 100 yard freestyle relay.
Other first place finishes were turned in by team captain, Rebecca Cook who took first in the omen’s age 13 -14 50 Long Course (LC) Meter Freestyle, Women’s age 13 -14 100 LC Meter Freestyle, as well as Women’s age 13 -14 200 LC Meter Freestyle.
Hannah Willcutt, who will be freshman at Cobly Sawyer this fall, took first in the Women’s age 17-19 100 LC Meter Backstroke and the Women’s age 17 -19 100 LC Meter Breaststroke. Kayla Phelps took first in the Women’s age 13 -14 100 LC Meter Backstroke, Christian Buckley was the top finisher in the Men’s age 11 -12 50 LC Meter Breaststroke. In the Women’s age 15 -16 50 LC Meter Freestyle Sarah Sundius grabbed first. Katie Gingrich took first in Women age 15-16 100 LC Meter Backstroke. The Wavemakers took the top spot in the Women’s age 15-19 200 LC Meter Medley Relay as well.
Head Coach Dave Gingrich had this to say about the Wavemaker’s end of the season meet, “Swimming is a unique sport that allows swimmers to focus on individual gains and improved personal times. It is also a team sport with swimmers earning points for the team at meets. All swimmers contributed to the overall success of the team. It was their hard work during the Champ’s weekend and throughout the season that led to this placing. The Lakes Region Wavemakers is celebrating its 31st Winter Season this year.
The season for new swimmers will begin September 5th and 6th.
Returning swimmers will be starting Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. There will be a registration and info night on Thursday, Sept. 6th at the Laconia Athletic and Swim Club at 7 p.m. For more information visit the website at lakesregionwavemakers.com or them on Facebook.