Daniel Park repeats as GCSL champion

ATLANTA — The Daniel Park Twisters finished on top after a record-filled Gwinnett County Swim League Championships concluded Sunday at Georgia Tech.

The Twisters won their first county title last summer and repeated thanks to a strong team effort at the two-day meet, which featured more than 2,200 youth swimmers. They scored 2,114 points, well ahead of the 1,703 posted by runner-up Flowers Crossing.

The Thunderbolts (1,552.5), Lansmoore (1,328) and Spalding Corners (1,096) rounded out the top five. Morning View (1,064), Evergreen Lakes (1,064), Cedar Creek (977.5), Chateau Elan (975) and Wild Timber (951) also finished in the top 10.

A total of 25 county records fell in the two sessions, including five from Daniel Park swimmers. Four of those Twister marks came from the same family.

Tristen Ulett set new Gwinnett records in the 9- and 10-year-old girls 50-yard freestyle (27.16 seconds) and in the 10-and-under 100 individual medley (1:07.43). Younger sister Ryenne Ulett also broke two county marks in the 7-8 girls 25 backstroke (16.28) and the 8-and-under 25 butterfly (15.11).

The Twisters' Christopher Pierce also earned a GCSL record with his time of 25.40 in the boys 13-14 50 back.

The biggest haul of records came from Flowers Crossing, whose swimmers broke nine county marks. Four of those were in relays — the 13-14 girls 200 free (1:39.52) and 200 medley (1:49.35), along with the 15-18 boys 200 free (1:24.75) and 200 medley (1:33.34).

The team also got individual county records from Devan Sweeney (13-14 girls 50 backstroke, 27.29), Alex Taylor (15-18 boys 100 IM, 51.10), Erin Scott (13-14 girls 50 breast, 29.93), Nick LaMontagne (15-18 boys 50 breast, 26.15) and Lydia Jones (15-18 girls 50 fly, 25.53).

Evergreen Lakes' Bradley Downs was the meet's top individual record-breaker. In the 13-14 boys division, he won the 100 IM (54.67), 100 free (48.49) and 50 fly (23.73).

The Thunderbolts' also had a trio of records, two from Joyce Kim in the 11-12 girls division — 1:01.02 in the 100 IM and 31.71 in the 50 breast. The other record was 28.03 from Jonathan Yang in the boys 13-14 50 breast.

Wild Timber's Emma Alexander broke the county mark in the 11-12 girls 100 free (53.81) and helped her team set a new GCSL relay mark in the 200 medley relay (2:00.21).

Cedar Creek's 9-10 boys relays also notched a couple of county records in the 100 free (54.08) and 100 medley (1:04.00).

Eastmont Cove's Susan Moody was named the GCSL coach of the year.

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