September 13, 2012
Maeve Montante (10) and Brian Kim (10) travel to Richmond, VA to represent the Wallingford Dolphins and CT Zone Championship Team in the Eastern Zone Championships. Eastern Zone Championships are held in the summer in a long course style meet with teams coming together to compete from Adirondack, Allegheny Mountain, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Metropolitan, Middle Atlantic, New England, New Jersey, Niagara, Potomac Valley and Virginia.
Heading into the CT Long Course Age Group Championships held at Cheshire Community Pool on July 27th - 29th Maeve had made the Zones qualifying time (37.49) in the 50m butterfly with her entry time of 37.42, she then swam her personal best at Age Group Championships dropping nearly .5 of a second of 36.96. At Age Group Championships Maeve met the qualifying time (1:27.29) for her second event the 100m butterfly with her personal best time of 1:26.61.
Brian Kim qualified in both his events at the CT Long Course Age Group Championships. In the 50m breaststroke Brian dropped over 3 seconds to meet the Zones qualifying time (45.59) swimming his personal best of 44.89. Brian swam the 50m freestyle met the Zones qualifying time (33.59) not only was it his personal best time by 3 seconds of 32.60 but this swim made Brian the Age Group Champion in this event.
The two then traveled with their families to Richmond on August 8th - 11th, 2012.
Maeve placed 20th out of 74 swimmers in the 50m butterfly and swam a personal best of 35.58. She also competed with 54 other swimmers in the 100m butterfly just missing her best time. She swam butterfly leg of the 200m Medley Relay in the CT Swimming 'A' Relay for a time of 2:29.50 placing 11th.
Brian placed 29th out of 69 swimmers in the 50m freestyle, just missing his personal best time with a 32.68. He swam the 50m breaststroke for a 2 second drop and personal best time of 42.74 tying for 19th place out of 58 swimmers. Brian also had the opportunity to swim wtih the 200m Freestyle Relay leading off the CT Swimming 'A' Relay for a best time of 2:09.60 and a 7th place.
Congratulations to these Dolphins and their AWESOME accomplishments!