We hosted the Second Annual Frederica Academy Invitational Swim Meet this past Saturday at the YMCA in Brunswick. With almost 250 swimmers from all over the state of Georgia, the meet was a huge success! Public schools and independent schools attended, making the competition fierce!

The Frederica Knights showed up ready to compete! The Varsity Swim team did great! Cammie Pope and Spencer Sullivan swam first in the 200-yard Freestyle. Spencer took 8th place, and Cammie took 9th place, and they both earned qualifying times for the State Meet. Cammie also earned a state-qualifying time in the 100 Freestyle, and Spencer earned a state-qualifying time in the 50 Freestyle. Ashley Prokop took 10th place in the 50 Freestyle, beating her previous state-qualifying time. Ashley shaved 3.84 seconds off her previous state-qualifying 100 Freestyle swim and earned a qualifying state time in the 100 Backstroke. Andrew Kaminer took 9th in the 50 Freestyle, 9th in the 100 Freestyle, and 7th in the 100 Breaststroke. Andrew earned state-qualifying times in all of his events. The Girls Varsity 200-yard Freestyle Relay placed 10th. This relay was comprised of Ashley Prokop, Holly Lewis, Gillian Sullivan, and Cammie Pope. Maddison Moore, Ella Moore, and Holly Lewis swam in their first meet of the year and did well. Gillian Sullivan shaved an amazing 2.43 seconds off of her 50 Freestyle.

The Middle School Swim team had an awesome day. Most of these swimmers are new to the sport this year, and we are so pleased with their commitment! Jimmy McQuade dominated. Jimmy took 8th in the 50 Freestyle, 6th in the 100 Freestyle, and 6th in the 50 Breaststroke. Jimmy has state-qualifying times in all his events. Connor Pope shaved 3.47 seconds off of his 50 Freestyle and a total of 4.17 seconds off his 100 Freestyle. Connor took 10th place in the boys 50 Backstroke. The Boys 200-yard Freestyle Relay comprised of Jimmy McQuade, Connor Pope, Elliot Sullivan, and Johnny McQuade took 6th place. We had several 5th Grade boys that swam with the Boys Middle School team, and they were great! Jack Dorminy, Turner Rentz, Elliot Sullivan, and Johnny McQuade put their hearts in their events, and we are so proud of them.

The Girls Middle School team had some great times! Lea Maye Smith swam qualifying times in all three of her events - the 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, and 50 Backstroke. Emily Wyrick, a first-time swimmer, shaved an unbelievable 5.10 seconds off of her 50 Breaststroke, earning a state-qualifying time! The Girls 200-yard Freestyle Relay took 9th place and was comprised of Lea Maye Smith, Maggie Dorminy, Laila Gilbert, and Emily Wyrick. Maggie Dorminy and Laila Gilbert both shaved time off their 50 Freestyle. Ava Smith swam in her first swim meet and had great starting times.

We are so excited about our teams this year! We were up against some really tough teams this weekend, especially Richmond Hill. We are looking forward to a great season.

Go Knights

Coach Michael Irish