Waterford Stingrays break multiple city-meet records

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 29, 2023

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CLEMMONS — Exciting things are happening at the Waterford neighborhood pool.

The Waterford Stingrays competed in the annual Winston-Salem City Meet competition at Bolton Pool on Friday and brought home numerous accolades.

The event features spirit competitions, mixed relays and all kinds of teams, not just neighborhood pools, swimming against each other.

The Stingrays came away with several significant awards, including the hotly contested Spirit Award, which the entire team played a part by showing the most team spirit and decorations.

The Stingrays also took second place overall in the large team division. Thanks to some competitive swimming, the Stingrays also broke three city meet records, and several swimmers won the most points in their age groups.

The 9-10 boys medley relay team, consisting of Holden Carruthers, Liam Hennis, Isaac McKinnon and Jackson O’Reilly, bested a 2019 record.

Meanwhile, the 11-12 boys medley and free relay teams, consisting of Nolan Hennis, David Rubery, Miles Silvidi and Hawken Tate, set their own records. Their medley mark topped a 2021 record, and their free relay effort was the fastest since 2001.

Three swimmers scored the most points in their age groups: Holden Carruthers, 9-10 boys; Nolan Hennis, 11-12 boys; Eva Beekman, 13-14 girls.

The Stingrays will suit up again for a home meet versus Willow Run on July 5 at 5:30. The pool is located at 1600 Slane Road in Clemmons.