Selma swimmers finish 3rd at meet

Published 11:55 pm Saturday, September 26, 2009

BIRMINGHAM — The SAY Gators of Selma won the third-place trophy Sept. 19 in the group’s first YMCA swim meet at the Greystone YMCA in Birmingham with only two swimmers in competition.

Patrick Haskell, a fifth-grader at Meadowview Elementary, and Caleb McDougal, a sixth-grader at Valley Grande Elementary, competed in the meet.

Haskell received the alternate high-point trophy for the 9- to 10-year-old division. He finished first in the 50-yard breaststroke (40.53 seconds), then second in 50 butterfly (37.47), 50 freestyle (31.41) and 200 individual medley (1:20.46).

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McDougal competed in the 11-12 division and finished second in the 50 freestyle (31.61), third in 50 butterfly (40.09) and fifth in 50 breaststroke (47.57). He had a time of 44.22 in the 50 backstroke.

The team is coached by Tara Essary, aquatics director of the Selma YMCA. Anyone want to get more information about the team can contact Essary at 334-874-5204.

The SAY Gators will host a meet with the Prattville YMCA from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 3 at the Selma YMCA.