The Greater Wichita Swim League held it's annual summer swimming championship on Saturday, July 14. For area swimmers, it's a chance to swim against the best of the best from the area, but unlike during the school year, this time without a school affiliation.
The senior division team championship, and also the overall team championship, was won by the Rockwood Swim Team, totaling 1,044 points in the senior division and 1,525 total points across all divisions. The Tallgrass swim team finished in second with 718 points in the senior division, and 1,329.5 overall points.
Wichita County Club finished third in the senior division with 600 points, and took fourth in the overall standings with a total of 906.
For the girls in the 15-18 year division, it was a battle between teammates Julia Blasdel and Stephanie Severe for queen of the pool. The Reflection Ridge members both won two events, with Blasdel winning the 200 yard Free and the 200 yard IM. Severe came out on top in the 100 yard Butterfly and the 100 yard Backstroke.
Chenyenne Cheek of Indian Hills took home a first in the 100 yard Breaststroke, plus two second-place finishes in the 50 yard Free and the 200 yard IM.
For the boys, the swimmer of the meet came from the Genesis Health Club team, as Matthew Samsel took home three first-place finishes. Samsel won the 100 yard Butterfly, the 200 yard Freestyle, and the 200 yard IM. He also finished in second in the 50 yard Freestyle.
Caleb Peterson of the Indian Hills Swim team finished first in the 50 yard Freestyle, and took second in the 200 yard Freestlye.
Matthew Kaysen of Tallgrass also took home a Gold & Silver, winning the 100 yard Backstroke, and placing second in the 100 yard Breaststroke.
Josh Hole of Rockwood finished first in the 100 yard Breaststroke and second in the 100 yard Butterfly.
For complete results of the meet, both junior divisions and senior, click on the hyperlinks below.