Dynamo Swim Club Shows Depth on Night One of Atlanta Futures

Photo Courtesy: Christopher Rattray

By Erin Himes, Swimming World College Intern

Dynamo Swim Club had a top three finish in every event tonight as the Southeastern Futures Championships opened tonight in Atlanta, GA.

Katelyn Kilpatrick of Central Florida Marlins kicked off the meet with a win in the 800 Meter Freestyle, finishing in 8:53.58. Just behind her was Bryn Handley of Lakeside Swim Team in 8:54.26. Abigal Grottle of Dynamo Swim Club finished third with a personal best 8:57.67.

In the Men’s 1500 Freestyle, John Scanlon of T2 Aquatics finished first with a personal best 15:54.15. Jackson Gunning of Stingrays followed with a 15:59.78, and Ian Grum of Dynamo Swim Club finished third in 16:04.86.

Dynamo Swim Club took first in the Women’s 800 Free Relay. The team consisting of Tristen Ulett, Emma Layton, Evie Bragg, and Grottle finished in 8:25.61. In second was Marlins of Raleigh’s team of Grace Countie, Sarah Giamber, Madison Duracinsky, and Brooke Rubendall in 8:26.94. Charlotte Hylinski, Erin McCullagh, Heidi Lowe, and Olwyn Bartis of SwimMAC Carolina finished third in 8:27.12

The evening ended with Metro Aquatic Club of Miami’s Men dropping over 8 seconds to take gold in the 800 Free relay. The team of Adrian Aguilar, Altor Fungairino, Miguel Madeira, and Alexander Arrieta finished in 7:38.24. Swim Fort Lauderdale followed in 7:40.45, as Raphael Marcoux, Julien Pinon, Philippe Marcoux, and Nikita Tretyakov raced to second. Michael Taylor, Alexander Ballard, Ryan Pilkington, and Derek Cox of Dynamo Swim Club finished third in 7:40.55.

All results can be found on Meet Mobile.


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Author: Erin Himes

Erin Himes is a rising senior at Pepperdine University. She swims distance freestyle and has been a top scorer for the Waves in the 1,650 free each year at the Pacific Collegiate Swim and Dive Conference Championship. She grew up swimming in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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