The JCC Bridgewater Tide Swim Team took its first ever National Team to the Mecklenburg Aquatic Facility in Charlotte, N.C. to compete in the prestigious Sunkissed Invitational from March 29 through April 1.
This meet is a national age group meet sanctioned under USA Swimming.
Fifteen Bridgewater Tide swimmers qualified to swim in this national level meet, and six Bridgewater swimmers participated—Alexis Brewer, Jennifer Doorly, Ryan Bugianesi, Griffin Halpin, Evan Kott and Doug Quagliato.
Many of the swimmers reached new personal best times.
Brewer finished sixth place overall in the 50-yard freestyle, and Bugianesi earned a 12th place finish in the 200 butterfly.
Kott qualified for finals in multiple events and took 9th place overall in the 50-yard freestyle, 7th place in the 100-yard butterfly, 5th place in the 200-yard breast stroke, 3rd place in the 100 yard IM and 2nd place in the 100 yard breaststroke, earning the team an impressive 74 points at the meet.
Quagliato set a new team record in the 13-14 boys 100 breaststroke.
The JCC Bridgewater Tide Swim Team, practicing at the on Talamini Road, offers a year-round competitive swim team program.
The Tide is now registering for the Summer Team.
For more information, contact Bridgewater Tide Swim Team Director Mike Yearwood at 908-725-6994, ext. 252 or by email at email@example.com.