Hamilton Area YMCA makes splash at YMCA National Swimming Championship

YMCA National Swimming Championship
The group of (from left)  Evan Eckels, Steven Wilfing, Matt Lequang, Christian Devine, David Curtiss and Felipe Bargo were all part of HACY’s strong effort at the recent YMCA Swimming Championship.   

The Hamilton YMCA (HACY) swimmers recently took 11th overall at the YMCA National Swimming Championship held at the Greensboro North Carolina Aquatic Center.  There were 208 teams totaling 1400 athletes that came from all over the USA to compete in this short course event.

David Curtiss placed  second in both the 50 free (19.78) and 100 free (44.47) and fifth in the 100 backstroke (49.41). Matthew Lequang placed third in the 1000 free (9:12.68) and sixth in the 200 free (1:39.39).

Curtiss, Lequang, Evan Eckels and Steven Wilfing placed sixth in the 200 free relay (1:24.08) and 11th in the 400 free relay (3:05.91).

Christian Devine and Felipe Bargo were also part of the team.

About The Author

Rich Fisher has been around the Hamilton Township sports scene for so long that he actually got Rich Giallella’s autograph when Giallella was still a player! Proud product of Hamilton YMCA and Lou Gehrig baseball leagues and former teammate of Jim Maher on a very average Barton & Cooney rec basketball team, Fish graduated from Nottingham Junior High and Steinert High school and has covered township sports since 1980. His goal in life is to convince Maria Prato that Jersey tomatoes are at least 100 times better than California tomatoes.