YadkinValleySports.com photographer Eric Lusk captured hundreds of images from Saturday’s Wytheville at Elkin swim meet. Click inside for a sample of some of his favorite pictures.
Elkin’s summer swim team used a familiar formula to dominate its first meet of the season. The Wet Lightning combined depth with quality swims to beat the Wytheville Waves 1,105 to 262 on Saturday at the Elkin pool. Elkin swimmers touched first in 77 events. Wytheville managed first place in five events.
A local summer swim dynasty that hasn’t lost a meet in roughly a decade will begin the new season this weekend against one of the teams that has provided the stiffest competition in recent years. The Elkin Wet Lightning will leap off the blocks for the first time this summer on Saturday at 9 a.m. against the Wytheville Waves. Wytheville nearly ended Elkin’s run of dual-meet dominance a couple of summers ago, barely falling to the Lightning in a weekend home meet.
NC State swimmer Julianna Prim, a 2009 graduate of Starmount High School, recently concluded a successful sophomore season with the Pack. Prim was recognized at the NC State swim team banquet for having the highest GPA of any swimmer on the team, according to her father, Oz Prim. Julianna also was honored as the MVP award winner for the women’s team.
Elkin junior Sarah Singleton swam personal best times en route to silver medals in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke in Thursday’s 1A/2A state championships in Cary.
A former Elkin High School state swimming champion has started her collegiate career at Xavier University.
Elkin’s summer swim team is fast and getting faster. Wet Lightning swimmers collectively posted more than 100 personal best times en route to a Tuesday night meet win over the Dobson Dolphins. Fifty-eight swimmers in all set new personal records, coach Emily Morrison said.
Elkin’s summer swim team entered the July 4th break in a familiar position — undefeated and on pace to retain its Blue Ridge Swim League championship status.
The Elkin Wet Lightning swim team won its fourth meet of the season Tuesday, using overwhelming depth in numerous age groups to defeat the visiting Dobson Dolphins 447-196.