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Watauga Swim Team Tears Up Pool at Championships

Back row left to right: Coach Nathan Fields, Grace Temple, Reed Conner, Caroline Forsyth, Ella Campbell;
Front row left to right: Barrett Conner, Henryk Kosmala;
Not pictured: Isabelle Temple

Aug. 9, 2013. Seven members of the Watauga Swim Team competed on North Carolina’s biggest stage for age group swimming this past July in the 2013 NC 14 and Under Long Course Championships held at the state of the art Greensboro Aquatic Center. 

The meet was a culmination of an entire summer of workouts beginning long before their peers had even begun to wake up at 7 a.m. with dry-land training added as well.  For this group, all of the hard work has paid off with great performances at the state level.

The following swimmers were part of the WST State Team in Greensboro and qualified to swim in the following events: 

  • Ella Campbell, 50m freestyle, 50m and 100m butterfly, 50m 100m and 200m breaststroke, 50m backstroke, and 200m Individual Medley; 
  • Barrett Conner, 50m and 100m freestyle, 50m and 100m backstroke;
  • Reed Conner, 50m and 100m freestyle, 200m backstroke, 200m Individual Medley;
  • Caroline Forsyth, 100m and 200m breaststroke, 50m and 100m freestyle, 100m butterfly, 200m Individual Medley;
  • Henryk Kosmala, 50m butterfly;
  • Grace Temple 100m butterfly; and Isabelle Temple, 50m breaststroke. 
  • Ella Campbell posted a second place finish in all three of her breaststroke events. 
  • Caroline Forsyth and Reed Conner made finals appearances in events as well. 
  • All swimmers posted their fastest times of the season.

Head Coach Nathan Fields had this to say about the meet:  “I am so proud of all of our swimmers.  It is a major accomplishment just to make it to this level, and to come to the meet and swim so well makes it even better.  The larger teams from Raleigh and Charlotte will definitely have their eye on us in the future!”

For more information about the Watauga Swim Team visit www.wataugaswimteam.com or drop in on a practice and speak to Coach Nathan Fields.