Gator Swim Club finishes fourth

Gator Swim Club's Lillie Nesty at the 2022 Florida Senior Summer Swimming Championships
Gator Swim Club's Lillie Nesty at the 2022 Florida Senior Summer Swimming Championships held over the weekend. (Photo by Deanne Nesty)

The Gator Swim Club (GSC) finished fourth at the 2022 Florida Senior Summer Swimming Championships held July 21-24 at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center on the University of Florida campus.

The GSC women’s team finished second with 496 points and the men’s team fourth with 520 to earn fourth place with a combined score of 1,016. The other local Gainesville women’s team—the Makos Aquatic Club— finished 19th with 108 points.

The event drew more than 600 of the state’s top swimmers and 50 club teams.

The Blue Dolfins (Oviedo) scored 1,251 to win the combined team scoring. Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club took first in the men’s division with 838 points and Patriot Aquatics (Altamonte Springs) scored 533 to finish first in the women’s division.

On the women’s side, Lillie Nesty, a junior at P.K. Yonge High School, finished first in the 15-16 100-meter butterfly and the 200 individual medley, plus swam on the winning 400 freestyle relay and the 400 individual medley relay. Individual wins were worth 20 points and relay wins 40 points.

Billy Jones, a UF junior who swims for the Gator collegiate swimming team, placed first in the 100 butterfly and 200 individual medley and took second in the 100 breaststroke to highlight the men’s team.

For GSC head coach John Hulvey, it was quite a balancing act. Next week, his top swimmers travel to the Futures National Meet in Cary, North Carolina, requiring that he shuffle the schedules of some of his top swimmers.

“Every team is in the same boat,” Hulvey said.

It was the first time GSC has hosted the Florida Senior Swim Championships.

“We don’t have all of our studs swimming a lot of their events, so this is a pretty good show of our depth,” Hulvey said. “It’s always exciting to compete well against some of the best teams in the state. We look forward to continuing that next week as we’ll see a lot of our state and regional competition in North Carolina.”

Below are the results of those area athletes that finished in the top five in the competition. Full results can be found on Meet Mobile, a swimming app available.

2022 Florida Senior Summer Swimming Championships
UF Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville
July 21-24 

Team Scores
Combined
1. Blue Dolfins, 1251.5; 4. Gator Swim Club, 1016


Men
1. Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club, 838; 4. Gator Swim Club, 520

Women
1. Patriot Aquatics, 533; 2. Gator Swim Club, 496; 19. Makos Aquatic Club, 108

Women’s Senior 800 freestyle
2. Madison Kolessar, Gator Swim Club, 9:11.68; 3. Camille Deboer, Gator Swim Club, 9:14.30

Men’s Senior 800 freestyle
1. Brendan Peacock, Gator Swim Club, 8:23.45

Women’s Senior 800 Freestyle Relay
5Gator Swim Club (Bethany Glen, Gabriella Reeves, Alessandra Quintana, Camille Deboer), 9:00.77

Men’s Senior 200 Freestyle
3. Aidan Fuller, Gator Swim Club, 1:57.84; 5. Brendan Peacock, Gator Swim Club, 1:58.09

Women’s 15-16 200 Breaststroke
1. Gwen Shahboz, Gator Swim Club, 2:36.25

Men’s 200 Breaststroke
5. Coleman Yates, Gator Swim Club, 2:34.51

Women’s 15-16 100 Butterfly
1. Lillie Nesty, Gator Swim Club, 1:02.49

Women’s Senior 100 Butterfly
1. Hannah Ahn, Gator Swim Club, 1:01.89

Men’s Senior 100 Butterfly
1. William Jones, Gator Swim Club, 54.39

Men’s Senior 50 Breaststroke

3. Andres Cossio, Gator Swim Club, 30.88

Women’s Senior 400 Individual Medley
2. Madison Kolessar, Gator Swim Club, 4:59.39
3. Camille Deboer, Gator Swim Club, 5:07.84

Women’s Senior 400 Individual Medley Relay
1. Gator Swim Club (Katherine Sammy, Gwen Shahboz, Hannah Ahn, Lillie Nesty), 4:21.97

Men’s Senior 400 Medley Relay
3. Gator Swim Club (Coleman Yates, Benjamin Wolking, Joseph Pyon, Aidan Fuller), 4:02.24

Men’s 15-16 50 Freestyle
5. Will Sammy, Gator Swim Club, 25.26

Women’s Senior 50 Freestyle
5. Hannah Ahn, Gator Swim Club, 27.77

Women’s 15-16 200 Individual Medley
1. Lillie Nesty, Gator Swim Club, 2:23.70

Men’s Senior 200 Individual Medley

1. William Jones, Gator Swim Club, 2:04.24

Women’s 15-16 100 Backstroke
4. Abbie McGovern, Makos Aquatic Swim Club, 1:08:14

Women’s Senior 400 Freestyle
4. Camille DeBoer, Gator Swim Club, 4:30.92

Men’s Senior 400 Freestyle
2. Brendan Peacock, Gator Swim Club, 4:08.60

Women’s Senior 400 Freestyle Relay
1. Gator Swim Club (Lillie Nesty, Hannah Ahn, Bethany Glen, Katherine Sammy), 4:01.08

Men’s Senior 400 Freestyle
4. Gator Swim Club (Joseph Songayab, Eric Gong, Daniel Salas, Andres Cossio), 3:43.65

Men’s Senior 100 Freestyle
1. Khader Baqlah, Gator Swim Club, 51.51

Men’s Senior 100 Breaststroke
1. William Jones, Gator Swim Club, 1:04.76

Women 15-16 200 Backstroke
2. Abbie McGovern, Makos Aquatic Club, 2:26.78

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