Eastern Shore swimmers compete at YMCA championships

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Eastern Shore Fins swimmers include, from left, Sarah Bentley, Meya Charnock, Caroline Bentley, Molly Sams, Grace Bentley and MacKenzie Lucy (coach).

For the third year in a row, the Eastern Shore Family YMCA had swimmers qualify to swim at the Upper Southeast Regional Championship in Goldsboro, N.C. 

The Eastern Shore Fins are coached by MacKenzie Lucy and practice at the Eastern Shore Family YMCA. 

Grace Bentley (17), Sarah Bentley (14), Caroline Bentley (10), Meya Charnock (16) and Molly Sams (14) represented the team at the meet. 

Caroline Bentley competed in 50-, 100- and 200-yard freestyle, 50-yard breaststroke, 50-yard butterfly, 50-yard backstroke, and the 100- and 200-yard individual medley. 

She earned 13 points for the Eastern Shore Fins by placing in the top 16 in 100-yard freestyle (16th), 200-yard individual medly (14th), and 200-yard freestyle (9th). 

Meya Charnock competed in 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard backstroke and 500-yard freestyle. 

Grace Bentley competed in 50-, 100- and 200-yard freestyle, 100- and 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard butterfly, and 200- and 400-yard individual medley. 

She earned 15 points for the Eastern Shore Fins with top 16 places in 50-yard freestyle (14th), 100-yard backstroke (12th), 200-yard freestyle (15th) 100-yard freestyle (12th).

Sarah Bentley competed in the 50-, 100- and 200-yard freestyle, 100- and 200-yard breaststroke, and 200- and 400-yard individual medley. 

She earned 36 points for the Eastern Shore Fins with top 16 places in 200-yard breaststroke (third), 100-yard breaststroke (sixth), and 400-yard individual medley (10th). 

The relay team of Meya Charnock, Molly Sams, Sarah Bentley and Grace Bentley competed in 200-and 400-yard freestyle relays and 200-yard and 400-yard medley relays. 

The relays earned 50 points to contribute to the 114 point total for the Eastern Shore Fins. 

The team placed 20 out of 29 scoring YMCA teams from across Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia.

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