Younger 'Smackers' stay in competition mode
While the senior swimmers for the Smoky Mountain Aquatic Club (SMAC) were busy tackling the Ironman competition, the younger swimmers for the team were still hard at work competing at the Asheville Swim Club’s Quad Meet held at the Asheville School on Dec. 15.
The younger groups, made up mostly of 14 year-old or younger athletes, wasted little time letting the other three teams know they were there to compete. More than half of the 25 swimmers who competed notched a top-ten finish.
Kiana Schumacher (13), Stephen Stiles (8), Stephen Wenzel (12) and Trinity Wenzel (8) led the team with second place finishes. Trinity got her second-place finish in the 25-yard butterfly; Stephen Wenzel got second in the 50-yard freestyle; Stiles in the 25-yard butterfly; and Schumacher in the 200-yard ...