The Big Walnut Swim Team had an amazing first meet at the Viking Splash Invitational held at New Albany High School on December 1st. The boys team comprised of 25 students took 1st place out of 12 teams and the girls team comprised of only nine students came in 5th place. Overall the combined team came in fourth place and sets a great start for their season.
Leading the way with first place finishes include Gabe Charles (freshman) in the Boys 200 Yard IM and 100 Yard Butterfly. Nathan Wion (freshman) also took first place in the Boys 500 Yard Freestyle followed in second place by Big Walnut senior CJ Rockwell. CJ Rockwell really came out fast in this meet also taking a third place in the Boys 50 Yard Freestyle. Additional top finishes include the Big Walnut Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay in a close second place comprised of Charlie Jaeger, Micah Tillar, Gabe Charles and CJ Rockwell with a time 1:59:00, the Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay comprised of John Grumney, Charlie Jaeger, Braden Buckler, CJ Rockwell taking a second place finish, and the Boys 400 Yard Freestyle Relay comprised of Gabe Charles, Grady Hemingway, Camden Andrian, John Grumney finishing in third.
The team is looking forward to it’s next meet on December 8th at the OSU Ne Reeb B-Flight starting at 12:45 PM.