Carmel Swim Club (Girls & Combined), Bolles (Boys) Win 2023 Winter Juniors East Titles

2023 SPEEDO WINTER JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – EAST

The Carmel Swim Club in Carmel, Indiana won its third consecutive Winter Junior Championships – East title on Saturday.

Buoyed by a National Age Group effort from National Teamer Alex Shackell, the Carmel Swim Club team scored 788 points – 100.5 more than runners-up SwimMAC Carolina.

Both of those top two teams were led by their girls’ teams. For Carmel, 594 out of those 788 points (75.4%) of their points were scored by the girls, though their boys also contributed to that effort with 194 points for 6th place in their gender category.

Carmel’s girls were 177 points ahead of SwimMAC on the girls’ side, while the Lakeside Swim Team (including another record-breaker Charlotte Crush) finished 3rd. That was a third consecutive girls’ title for Carmel.

Carmel Girls Roster: Kayla Barr, Lynsey Bowen, Ellie Clarke, Grace Dougherty, Lucy Enoch, Faith Gorey, Kayla Han, Alex Shackell, Aubrey Simmons, Alyssa Street, Molly Sweeney, Lexie Ward

Carmel Boys Roster: Gregg Enoch, Michael Gorey, Brandon Malicki, Andrew Shackell, Carson Szotek, Ethan Zhang, Lewis Zhang

On the boys’ side, the Bolles School Sharks won with 340 points – skating a mere 2 points past record-setting swimmer Thomas Heilman and Cavalier Aquatics from Virginia.

The Bolles boys also won the summer Junior Nationals Championship over the summer, which is in long course and not divided by region.

The strength of the Bolles boys was their depth. On a 22 swimmer roster, Carter Lancaster was their scoring leader with 29 points and Landon Kyser was next with 27 points. But it was relays, with their “B” usually the top-finishing “B” relay, and often scoring multiple relays in the Top 8, that was their strength. Their win came in spite of a disqualified “A” relay in the meet opening 200 medley relay.

Bolles Boys Roster: Dillon Brigman, Liam Carrington, Cohen Chiam, Antoine Destang, Tristan Dorville, George Dovellos, Michael Dumino, Louis Joos, Andy Kravchenko, Landon Kyser, Carter Lancaster, Sascha Macht, John McNamara, Alex Meyers-Labenz, Wyatt Porch, Alex Primavera, Alston Qin, Xavier Sohovich, Seth Tolentino, Anthony Whitall, Carter Wright, Eldad Zamir

Team Standings, by Gender

Rank Girls Team Girls Team Score Rank Boys Team
Boys Team Score
1 Carmel Swim Club 594 1 Bolles School Sharks 340
2 SwimMAC Carolina 417 2 Cavalier Aquatics-PiedmontYMCA 338
3 Lakeside Swim Team 297 3 Lakeside Swim Team 293
4 Bolles School Sharks 241 4 SwimMAC Carolina 270.5
5 Scarlet Aquatics 155 5 Suburban Seahawks Club 238.5
6 Laker Swim 148 6 Carmel Swim Club 194
7 Tac Titans 133 7 Nashville Aquatic Club 169
8 Mason Manta Rays 129 8 Mason Manta Rays 150.5
9 Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics 128 9 Dynamo Swim Club 123
10 SwimAtlanta 124 10 New Wave Swim Team 90
11 Jersey Wahoos 81 11 Nova of Virginia Aquatics, Inc 86
12 Blair Regional YMCA 70 12 Huntsville Swim Association 82.5
13 Dublin Community Swim Team 62 13 Scarlet Aquatics 82
14 Greater Somerset County YMCA S 59 14 Gwinnett Aquatics 76
15 Gator Swim Club 58 15 East Carolina Aquatics 68
16 Nashville Aquatic Club 55 16 Mecklenburg Swim Association 62
17 Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA 53 16 Stingrays Swim Team 62
18 Nova of Virginia Aquatics, Inc 48 18 Baylor Swim Club 6 61.5
19 Fishers Area Swimming Tigers 45 19 Team Suffolk 56
20 Upper Dublin Aquatic Club 42 20 Fishers Area Swimming Tigers 49
21 East Carolina Aquatics 34 21 Oly Swimming 44
22 Mount Pleasant Aqua Club 32 22 Greater Somerset County YMCA S 37
23 Shawmut Aquatic Club 31 23 Ridgefield Aquatic Club 36
24 Club Wolverine 29 24 Germantown Academy Aquatic Cl 34
24 Memphis Thunder Aquatic Club 29 25 SwimAtlanta 31
26 Irish Aquatics 28 26 Central Ohio Aquatics 30.5
26 Crimson Aquatics 28 27 Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club 29
28 Jersey Aquatic Club 27 28 Tac Titans 28
28 Suburban Seahawks Club 27 29 Jersey Wahoos 26
30 Mecklenburg Swim Association 25 30 North Carolina Aquatic Club 22
31 Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club 23 31 Old Dominion Aquatic Club 21.5
32 Unattached 20 32 Shawmut Aquatic Club 21
33 Oly Swimming 19.5 32 Laker Swim 21
34 Monocacy Aquatic Club 18 34 David YMCA Phantoms 20
35 Metro Atlanta Aquatic Club 17.5 35 Phoenix Swimming 19
36 York YMCA 15 36 Boilermaker Aquatics 18
36 All Star Aquatics 15 37 Azura Florida Aquatics 16
36 Plymouth Whitemarsh Aquatics 15 38 Marlins Of Raleigh 15
39 Eastern Express Swim Team 14 38 McCallie / Gps Aquatics 15
39 Montverde Aquatic Club 14 38 New Albany Aquatic Club 15
41 Team Pittsburgh Elite Aquatics 13 41 Naval Academy Aquatic Club 13
41 Greater Philadelphia Aquatic C 13 42 Birmingham ‘y’ Blue Dolphins 12.5
43 Valparaiso Swim Club 11 43 Life Time Georgia 12
44 Metro Area Life Time 10 43 South Florida Aquatic Club 12
44 Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club 10 45 Eagle Swim Team Inc. 11
46 Quest Swimmin 9 46 Mississippi Makos Swim Team 10
46 Poseidon Swimming In 9 47 Greenwood Swimming 9
46 Commonwealth Swimmin 9 47 Unattached 9
49 Aiken-Augusta Swim Leagu 7 49 Manchester Makos Swim Team 7
49 North Carolina Aquatic Clu 7 49 Rapids Area Y Swimmers 7
51 Blazing Barracuda 6 51 Greater Kalamazoo Crocs 6
52 Area Tallahassee Aquatic Clu 5 51 Grand Traverse Bay YMCA Breake 6
52 Southwest Stars Swim Clu 5 51 Team Pittsburgh Elite Aquatics 6
52 Southern Tier Aquatics, Inc 5 54 Kentucky Aquatics 5
55 Condors Swim Clu 4 54 Nittany Lion Aquatic Club 5
56 Central Ohio Aquatic 3 56 Lynchburg YMCA Swim Team 4
56 Ohio State Universit 3 56 All Star Aquatics 4
58 Huntsville Swim Associatio 2 58 Bgc-N. Westchester Marlins 3
58 Unattache 2 58 Center Grove Aquatic Club 3
58 Phoenix Aquatic Club USA Ll 2 60 Tennessee Aquatics 2
58 Marlins Of Raleigh 2 60 Mount Pleasant Aqua Club 2
58 Southeastern Swim Club 2 62 Franklin Area Swim Team 1
63 Center Grove Aquatic Club 1 62 Williamsburg Aquatic Club 1
63 Concord Swim Club 1
63 Germantown Academy Aquatic Cl 1
63 Stingrays 1
63 Buckeye Swim Club 1
63 Tampa Bay Aquatic Club 1

Team Standings, Combined

Note, teams must score in both the boys and girls meets to be scored in the combined standings. This notably impacts Cavalier Aquatics, where the boys would be 5th by themselves but aren’t eligible for the team standings.

Rank Combined Team Girls Score Boys Score Combined Score
1 Carmel Swim Club 594 194 788
2 SwimMAC Carolina 417 270.5 687.5
3 Lakeside Swim Team 297 293 590
4 Bolles School Sharks 241 340 581
5 Mason Manta Rays 129 150.5 279.5
6 Suburban Seahawks Club 27 238.5 265.5
7 Scarlet Aquatics 155 82 237
8 Nashville Aquatic Club 55 169 224
9 Laker Swim 148 21 169
10 Tac Titans 133 28 161
11 SwimAtlanta 124 31 155
12 Nova of Virginia Aquatics, Inc 48 86 134
13 Jersey Wahoos 81 26 107
14 East Carolina Aquatics 34 68 102
15 Greater Somerset County YMCA S 59 37 96
16 Fishers Area Swimming Tigers 45 49 94
17 Mecklenburg Swim Association 25 62 87
18 Huntsville Swim Association 2 82.5 84.5
19 Oly Swimming 19.5 44 63.5
20 Shawmut Aquatic Club 31 21 52
21 Germantown Academy Aquatic Cl 1 34 35
22 Mount Pleasant Aqua Club 32 2 34
22 Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club 5 29 34
24 Central Ohio Aquatics 3 30.5 33.5
25 North Carolina Aquatic Club 7 22 29
26 All Star Aquatics 15 4 19
26 Team Pittsburgh Elite Aquatics 13 6 19
28 Marlins Of Raleigh 2 15 17
29 Center Grove Aquatic Club 1 3 4

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Swimmom
2 months ago

Carmel Girls deserve every recognition for the effort they put into training. The team obviously attracts the best from around the country. Having a squad with so much talent is an advantage but their training is more intense and focused than many D1 collegiate teams.

Let them be kids
Reply to  Swimmom
2 months ago

Yes, Carmel ladies are amazing! However, teams that train more than most D1 schools is not always a good thing in the long run. Over training the youth needs to be limited by USA Swimming, just as the hours are limited at the collegiate level.

avg carmel swimmer
Reply to  Let them be kids
2 months ago

we love the training

Carmel swim mom
Reply to  Let them be kids
2 months ago

Having 2 swimmers go through Carmel training I can tell you that there is the option to downgrade your training to a less intense group. There is a variety of intensity levels to accommodate a pretty wide spectrum of dedication levels. The swimmers who train in the elite group that won this competition are there because they want to be. And the number of Carmel swimmers (men and women ), who go on to have successful college careers is impressive. I know if I was a college coach I’d be looking at the Carmel swimmers. Congratulations Carmel coaches and swimmers!

Jimmy DeSnuts
2 months ago

Bolles men depth is insane, A and B relay in multiple championship finals is absolutely crazy.
And obviously the Carmel women are just built different lol, huge win.

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