Nandua swimmers split with Maryland squad

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Meya Charnock swims butterfly during a recent meet of Nandua’s swim teams.

BY ADOLPHUS AMES, Eastern Shore Post

The Nandua girls and boys swim teams traveled to Cambridge, Md., to compete against Cambridge-South Dorchester on Tuesday, Dec. 13. 

The Warriors split the meet — the girls swim team won, 88-18, and the boys team lost, 65-55.

The win improved the season record of the Warriors’ girls swim team to 3-1, with a victory coming against Poquoson on Dec. 9. The final score of that matchup was 81-76.

The goal of the girls swim team this year is to repeat as Region 2A champions and to improve upon its fourth-place finish at the 2022 Class 2A State Championship. 

The team added nine new swimmers to the roster this season. Four returning swimmers placed and scored at the state championship last year: Grace Bentley, Emma Cathey, Meya Charnock, and Morgan Johnson. 

These four competed in individual and relay events, contributing 160 points to the team’s total score of 192.

The Nandua boys swim team has a 0-3 record so far this season. The boys team has two returning swimmers, Camden Lewis and Austin Wert, and has added seven new swimmers to the roster.  

Last February, the team placed second at the Region 2A Championship. This year, the swimmers hope to finish stronger at the state level.

Arcadia High School has two varsity swimmers representing the Firebirds this season, Roy Reid and Danix Cifuentes. Both swimmers train and travel to meets with the Nandua team.

At the next swim meet, the Warriors girls and boys swim teams will compete against Seaford Senior High School. The meet will take place Friday, Jan. 6, in Seaford, Del. 

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