The first day of competition at the Jefferson Swim League championships is in the books and a number of records fell during the opening session of one of the largest amateur sporting events in the area calendar.
After the full first day, Fairview leads the team competition with 1,194 points. Boar’s Head, Crozet and Forest Lakes aren’t far behind.
Two of those records were relays. Fairview’s 15-18 year old boys medley relay team broke a 2013 record with a time of 1:36.75. In the 200-freestyle relay, Glenmore’s group of Sam Holstege, Teddy Leeds-Armstrong, Ben Holstege and Brian Young came together to set a new mark of 1:28.58.
August Lamb, a 14-year old swimmer for Boar’s Head, broke a pair of records. Lamb’s first mark came in the 13-14 year old 50-free, where he swam a time of 22.14, breaking a 35-year old record set by Pat Difazio in 1980. Lamb’s second new mark came in the 100-free, where he posted a time of 49.54 that topped a record from 1990 of 50.10 set by Matt Thomson of Farmington.
Fairview’s 6-and-under mixed freestyle relay team set a new record with a time of 1:19.08, breaking a record set in 2004 by another Fairview quartet.
Fairvew’s Colt Bloxom set a new six-and-under record in the 25-backstroke with a time of 20:96, besting a 2005 record.
We’ll have more details on the JSL Championships as soon as results are made available.