This season, the team of Elijah Joyce, Nathanial Geiss, Andrew Haines, and Andrew Simmons have consistantly lowered their school record in the 400 Free Relay. Today, these men saved their best swims for the end as they dropped the record by over 3 seconds by swimming an amazing 3:40.79 at the conclusion of the Southwest Ohio District Div 2 Swimmeet.
The meet saw in addtion to the new school record, 6 other swims resulting in Personal Records. Senior Andrew Simmons concluded his swimming career at Dayton Christian with personal best times in the 200 Free, 100 Backstroke, swam a personal best relay leg in the 200 Medley Relay, and anchored the record setting relay with a Personal Best Relay split to solidify the new school record.
Sophomore Elijah Joyce followed up a tremendous Sectionals Meet with a 15th Place finish and Personal Best time in the 100 Backstroke, and by swimming opening legs in both the 200 Medley Relay and 400 Free Relay – each leg with a Personal Best time.
The 200 Medley Relay team of Joyce, Andrew Bletzinger, Simmons, and Dylan Bower also set a new PR for the relay. In total, each swimmer at the District Meet today swam a Personal Best – either as part of a relay or individually.
Overall, the team placed 33rd out of 70 Southwest Ohio Division 2 swim teams. This is the first time in a very long time that a Dayton Christian Boys Swim Team has made the scoreboard. With the bulk of the team returning, and the unknown of what new swimmers will be joining us, the future looks bright for the Warriors of the Water Swim Team!
The swim team would like to say a special thank you for the prayers, well wishes, and the tremendous fan support at today’s meet. Truly, Warrior Nation made an impression both in the pool and outside the pool today! Thank You!
Below are the results of today’s swims:
200 Medley Relay: 18th Place: Elijah Joyce, Andrew Bletzinger, Andrew Simmons, Dylan Bower – 1:52.77
200 Free: 21st Place: Andrew Simmons – 1:56.58
200 IM: 25th Place: Elijah Joyce – 2:14.20
50 Free: 30th Place: Andrew Haines – 24.37
100 Free: 29th Place: Andrew Haines – 54.05
100 Backstroke: 15th Place: Elijah Joyce – 58.95
100 Backstroke: 22nd Place: Andrew Simmons – 1:00.60
400 Free Relay: 16th Place: Elijah Joyce, Nathanial Geiss, Andrew Haines, Andrew Simmons – 3:40.79