A sweltering day Charles County saw the six teams in the PMSL Division E compete for all the marbles. At the end of the day, our NCR Dolphins took 5th, edging out the Pointer Ridge Porpoises. Technically, we tied in the division standings because of our loss to Pointer Ridge at our dual meet earlier this season...but we won't dwell on that....
The final team scores are:
The individual event results are posted on our Meet Results page
Records were broken!
The relatively new home pool for our host team, the Indian Head Torpedos, saw 42 of 49 events set records. Five of those were set by NCR swimmers!
Saum-Hilton Award Winners!
This award is presented annually to one team in each Division. It is named in honor of George Saum (Adelphi) and Brad Hilton (Greenbelt), who both contributed much to the success of the Prince - Mont Swim League. It is awarded to the team that improved the most relative to its initial seeding, but did not win the Division.
This year, after a lot of post-meet discussion, it was decreed that the NCR Dolphins are the winners of the 2022 Division E Saum-Hilton Award. Congratulations to the team. The award, a nice trophy, will be up at the pool for all to see.
Next up...All Stars!
The final event for the 2022 PMSL summer swim season is the League All Star Meet - this year to be held at our very own New Carrollton Recreation pool! In addition to the honor of hosting this meet, we get to root for several NCR Dolphin swimmers who earned a slot at the meet by virtue of winning their event at our Divisional Championship. Heading to All Stars for the Dolphins are:
The entries for the Divisional Meet next week are ready! See the link below for who will be representing the NCR Dolphins!
2022 Divisional Entries
Today marks the end of the regular PMSL season. Hard to believe we've already completed five meets! Next week is the divisional meet and the following week NCR will be hosting the league All-Stars meet. More on that later...for now, back to today's event.
Our NCR Dolphins hosted the Accokeek Gators today. Though we competed well - and scored the most points all season, AST had the advantage, winning the meet:
The full results are posted on the Meet Results page.
Three really is the charm
Time to recognize the triple blue winners of the meet:
...wait, there's more!
While our regular dual meet season has come to an end, next week we have our Divisional Meet. The Divisional Meet is different than a typical dual meet, in that all of the teams in the Division compete together. The entry rules are different, as each team is allowed only two swimmers per individual event and a single entry per relay event. Coach Huey will have to make some tough decisions as he puts together the lineup. Unfortunately, not every swimmer will be able represent the team at the Divisional meet. The entries are due by tomorrow night, so you won't have to wait long to know. Whether you (or your swimmer) gets a slot, everyone is encouraged to participate in our Pep Rally event next Friday. Come out and support your NCR Dolphins!
The weather proved no challenge, as we were able to power through and host a successful swim meet against the Indian Head Torpedos. The Torpedos, on the other hand, were a challenge. After the freestyle events our Dolphins were trailing by 11 points, but that deficit grew to 46 by the end of the meet. The final score:
Check out the results posted on our Meet Results page
Grey Skies but Triple Blue!
The number of swimmers walking away with three blue ribbons this week was smaller than previous meets this season, but that doesn't diminish the accomplishment of these talented swimmers!
This week NCR traveled to Pointer Ridge Swim Club to swim against the Porpoises. Despite the absence of a number of our swimmers due to illness or family obligations, our Dolphins came to compete, and compete they did! It was a back and forth battle all morning, but in the end the Porpoises edged the Dolphins by eight points. Final score:
No, you're not seeing double...NCR's score matched the score from the week before!
The results are posted under the Meet Results page
Despite the loss, many of our swimmers had their best swim of the season, and the DQ count was significantly lower this week. All should be congratulated on their accomplishments this week!
Triple Blue Winners
Speaking of accomplishments, several swimmers at the meet took first in all of their individual events: