The West Haven Wizards lost a close meet to the Madison Marlins, 310-349. They are now 2-1 on the season. Despite the hard-fought loss, the Wizards showed their strength and heart. A total of 116 swimmers had personal best times in one or more of their events, Wizards won first place in 29 events, they swept three events, while one team record was broken.
Collin Charron broke the 13-and-over boys 100-yard backstroke record. The team loses its high school freshman boys, as at this point, they are no longer eligible to swim for the Wizards. Anthony Castillo finished his Wizards career with three first place finishes and a second.
This meet featured so many close races. Many races are decided by just fractions of a second. The 11/12 medley relay team of Nathan Charron, Lucas Yavagnillio, Roman Shubin and Lucas Vital came in second behind a speedy Madison relay by only .5 of a second. Lucas Yavagnillio came back just a few events later in the 11/12 boys 50-yard butterfly to touch out Madison and win the event by less than .2. Macie Rascoll finished strong for the 13/14 girls in the 200-yard freestyle earning a third by .4, as did Kaelyn Falanga in the next event for the 15 & over girls 200-yard freestyle placing third by .5. Ella Sutton touched out her Madison competition to win the race by .3 in the 25-yard freestyle for the 8-and-under girls. Gianna Cassone finished strong for the 9/10 girls in the 100-yard individual medley to win second by only .4 of a second. As did Aarya Mulmi in the 11/12 girls 200-yard individual medley coming in third by .3, and Kaleigh Morton did the same for the 13/14 girls fighting for third place by .4. Aarya Mulmi touched out her competition by less than .3 to win the 11/12 girls 50-yard freestyle.
The closest race of the day was in the girls 15-and-over age group. Kaya Vital finished thirdin the 100-yard breaststroke by just .6.