Swimming: H2A, Fins Compete At State Championships

Nearly three dozen swimmers from two local clubs competed in the South Carolina Short Course State Championships last weekend in Greenville.

Hilton Head Aquatics (H2A) sent 23 swimmers and the Bluffton Fins had 10 qualifiers for the meet.

Skylar Bruner was the top swimmer for H2A with three state titles in the Girls 11-12 division, winning the 1,000-yard freestyle, 500-yard freestyle and 1,650-yard freestyle. Bruner also added a third-place finish in the 200 backstroke.    

Other point-winners for the H2A girls included Sterling Burd, who narrowly missed the podium with a fourth-place finish in the Girls 13-14 1,000 freestyle, and Chloe Corbitt with a fourth-place finish in the Girls 15-18 100 butterfly. Meaghan Lyons rounded out the girls scoring with multiple top-10 finishes in the Girls 15-18 age group.

On the boys side, Noah Corbitt won the 15-18 500 freestyle and placed third in the 200 freestyle. Niklas Kronlein tied Corbitt as the top point-winners for the boys with multiple top-10 finishes. Kevin Geist rounded out the top three boys with a second-place finish in the Boys 15-18 100 butterfly.   

Eliska Walsh was the top point-winner from the Fins, finishing third in the Girls 10U 100-yard butterfly, while Clayton Boyles and Daniel Schwabauer each contributed points for the boys with two top-10 finishes.    

The meet was the last in-state competition for H2A before the team travels to national and regional championship meets in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina in March.

Photos submitted by Mary Beth Lyons

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