Greater Somerset Boys, Y-Spartaquatics Girls Top YMCA Festival Combined Results

2021 YMCA Swimming Festival

With the series of YMCA Swimming Festival meets having wrapped up in mid-April, final results from the five different competitions have been combined, with the Greater Somerset County YMCA boys and the Y-Spartaquatics girls coming out on top in the team race.

The virtual meet was put together by a group of YMCA teams from across the country after the National Championships were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In total, 119 teams and 1,232 athletes competed in the Y Swimming Festival. Including relay legs there were a total of 8,223 individual swims.

Girls Recap

Y-Spartaquatics won the girls’ team race by 50 points over Schroeder YMCA, with Annika McEnroe leading the charge with three individual overall wins.

McEnroe, 18, topped the combined field in the 200 breast (2:10.44), 200 fly (1:57.73) and 400 IM (4:13.11), with her 200 breast time lowering the YMCA National Age Group Record (15-18) of 2:10.79 previously held by Savannah Faulconer.

The other first-place finisher for Y-Spartaquatics was Jenna Bridges in the 1650 free (16:55.63).

Also winning multiple individual events was Greater Somerset YMCA’s Catherine Meisner in the 200 free (1:47.30) and 500 free (4:48.51), Champaign County YMCA’s Angela Coe in the 100 fly (53.00) and 200 IM (1:59.18), and Westfield YMCA’s Clare Logan in the 50 free (22.54) and 100 free (48.91).

Other Individual Winners

Schroeder YMCA won three relays – 200 free, 200 medley and 400 medley – while Champaign County topped the 400 free and Greater Somerset won the 800 free. Schroeder’s time of 1:38.99 in the 200 medley relay also broke the YMCA National Age Group Record.

Final Team Scores – Girls

Place Team Name Girls
1 Spartaquatics 412
2 Schroeder 362
3 York 292
4 Champaign 288
5 Greater Somerset 276
6 Cavalier 246
7 Cheshire 239
8 Upper Main Line 227
9 Westfield 185
10 Y Greater Monmouth 142
11 Phoenixville 103
12 Winston Salem 76
13 Dupage 64
14 YOTA 61
15 NW LA 51
16 Lakeland Hills 50
17 Farmington Family 49
18 WYNS 48
19 Springfield (IL) 39
20 Farmington Valley 36
21 Reading and Berks 33
22 Fanwood 32
23 Fin 28
24 wyckoff 23
25 Kettering 23
26 memphis tiger 22
27 Kanawha 21
28 Kennett 18
29 Hickory 16
30 SPDY 16
31 BR Ryall 14
32 Montclair 13
33 Powel Crosley 9
34 Kennett 8
35 Rock Hill 8
36 Frederick 7
37 Rockhill 7
38 Springfield (OH) 6
39 Summit 4
40 Lancaster 4
41 North Shore 2
42 Lancaster (OH) 2
43 WCAY 2
44 SEA 1

Boys Recap

The overall team race turned out to be much closer for the boys, with Greater Somerset (428) edging out Schroeder (412) by just 16 points. They were the only teams to crack 300 points.

Greater Somerset picked up a combined six event wins from the formidable duo of Matt Fallon and Jack Alexy, as the two 18-year-olds put on a dominant display at the Voorhees, New Jersey meet.

Fallon claimed wins in the 100 breast (52.35), 200 breast (1:51.39), 200 IM (1:45.67) and 400 IM (3:44.76), with his 200 breast time falling just .01 off of Josh Matheny‘s 17-18 National Age Group Record. It’s also worth mentioning that he placed first in the 400 IM by over 10 seconds and was the only swimmer sub-2:00 in the 200 breast.

Alexy won the 100 free (42.63) and 200 free (1:35.52), resetting his lifetime best in the 100 while tying it in the 200.

Alexy’s 100 free, Fallon’s 200 breast and David Curtiss‘ 19.33 50 free were all new YMCA National Records in the 15-18 age group.

Greater Somerset picked up another victory from Trent Russano in the 200 fly (1:45.07).

The other swimmer to win multiple individual events was Schroeder’s Ziyad Saleem, who paced the field in the 100 back (46.99) and 200 back (1:42.36). Schroeder also had a win from Jackson Lustig in the 1650 free (15:33.19).

Other Individual Winners

  • 50 Freestyle David Curtiss (Hamilton Area YMCA), 19.33
  • 500 Freestyle Quinn Cynor (Kishwaukee YMCA Dekalb County), 4:24.26
  • 100 ButterflyThomas Heilman (Cavalier Aquatic YMCA), 47.35

In the relays, Schroeder YMCA almost pulled off the sweep, topping the 200 free, 400 free, 200 medley and 400 medley, but it was Greater Somerset pulling out the win in the 800 free relay. All four of Schroeder’s wins also broke the YMCA National Records.

Final Team Scores – Boys

Place Team Name Boys
1 Greater Somerset 428
2 Schroeder 412
3 Cavalier 283
4 Boise 236
5 YOTA 229
6 York 213
7 Lakeland Hills 202
8 Kishwaukee 146
9 Powel Crosley 129
10 Hamilton 115
11 Y Greater Monmouth 112
12 Upper Main Line 107
13 Greensboro 91
14 Springfield (OH) 80
15 Blue Ash 74
16 Birmingham 70
17 Fanwood 66
18 Cumberland 66
19 Cheshire 65
20 Western Branch 64
21 Champaign 62
22 wyckoff 49
23 ME Lyons 32
24 Winston Salem 31
25 Lawerence 28
26 Greenwich 25
27 Spartaquatics 19
28 Montclair 19
29 Upper Perkiomen 17
30 Farmington Valley 16
31 Countryside 15
32 WYNS 14
33 Summit 13
34 Ridgewood 9
35 Westport 8
36 Hickory 7
37 Long Reach 5
38 Goldsboro 5
39 North Shore 3

Final Team Scores – Combined

Place Team Name COMBINED
1 Schroeder 774
2 Greater Somerset 704
3 Cavalier 529
4 York 505
5 Spartaquatics 431
6 Champaign 350
7 Upper Main Line 334
8 Cheshire 304
9 YOTA 290
10 Y Greater Monmouth 254
11 Lakeland Hills 252
12 Powel Crosley 138
13 Winston Salem 107
14 Fanwood 98
15 Springfield (OH) 86
16 wyckoff 72
17 WYNS 62
18 Farmington Valley 52
19 Montclair 32
20 Hickory 23
21 Summit 17
22 North Shore 5

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YMCAproud
1 month ago

Hats off to everyone who made this happen! While not an ideal way to hold a championship, the teams really seized the opportunity to race and celebrate all of their efforts during an extremely difficult season.

Schwim
1 month ago

LET’S GO CAVALIER AQUATICS

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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