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Washington youth swimmers compete in Greenville

Two local youth swimmers had a successful day in the pool as East Carolina Aquatics hosted the Waves of Wilmington in the 2021 East Coast Swim League Championships held at Minges Natatorium in Greenville recently.

Aubrey Woolard, 12, of Washington won the 11-12 Girls 100-yard Freestyle (59.60), 200-yard Freestyle (2:13.44) and 50-yard Breaststroke (36.53). She also placed second in the 50-yard Freestyle and third in the 50-yard Backstroke.

Miller Tyson, 10, of Washington won the 10 & Under 50-yard Butterfly (37.83) and 100-yard IM (1:24.74). He placed second in the 100-yard Freestyle and 50-yard Backstroke, and fourth in the 50-yard Breaststroke.

Palyn Sammons competed in multiple events in the girls 9U classification, while Anna Brey Pake did the same in the 10U group.

Avry Midgette and Eva Hill represented the Gators in the girls 11-12 group and Washington High School sophomore John Hinchey swam in the events in the boys open division.

I have seen remarkable growth and improvement from these kids this year, especially considering the difficult (COVID-19 related) circumstances they have all faced,” Associate head coach and general manager Scott Pake said. “They have bonded together as teammates and friends and pushed each other to new levels.  I could not be prouder.”