The host club swam away with the most first-place ribbons at the annual Chesapeake Summer Splash Swim Meet on June 24 through 26 at the OCCC aquatic center.
The Chesapeake Swim Club members won first place in 102 of the events, while the Sooner Swim Club had 32 first-place finishes, and Extreme Aquatic had 20, said Paul Thompson, Chesapeake Swim Club meet director.
Ribbons were given out for the top eight places in the 8-and-under, 9, 10, 11, and 12 age groups. At the end of the meet, Sooner Swim Club took home the Visiting Team Trophy, which goes to the team with the most points and excludes the host club.
The Chesapeake Summer Splash Swim Meet has taken place at OCCC for more than 15 years, Thompson said.
This three-day event featured approximately 400 athletes, ages 7 to 20 from Oklahoma and the surrounding areas, said James Hensley, Aquatic and Safety training specialist at OCCC.
The central Oklahoma swim clubs that participated in the meet included Chesapeake Swim Club, Extreme Aquatic Team, and Sooner Swim Club, Thompson said.
Many other teams from around Oklahoma also participated in the meet.
“We chose the Aquatic Center at OCCC because it is one of the premier aquatic venues in the southwest region of the country,” Thompson said.
“It is one of a very few venues that has the capability of hosting events indoors year round. Our club is headquartered here in the OKC metro so we are fortunate to have the availability of this venue.”
For the Chesapeake Swim Club, this is the last event until October when the fall season begins, starting with the Halloween Meet in October.