Shorewood Hills Swim and Dive won the overall All City team trophy for the first time in at least 42 years. Perennial winner Ridgewood Swim Club came in second after capturing the title 24 times since 1972. The Pete Christiansen Efficiency Award, which goes to the team with the top points-per-swimmer average, went to Nakoma Swim Team for the third year in a row.
Nearly 1,850 swimmers, ages four through 18, competed in the three-day meet, which is considered one of the largest open-air meets in the United States. It culminates the summer recreational swimming season in the All City Swim League that includes 13 different swim clubs.
Four swimmers broke multiple All City records this weekend: Beata Nelson of Ridgewood in the 15- to 18-year-old 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard butterfly; Bennett McDade of Monona in the 13- to 14-year-old 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard individual medley; Nolan Wallace of Maple Bluff in the 8-and-under 25-yard freestyle and 25-yard breaststroke; and Gabriela Pierobon Mays of Hawks Landing in the 11- to 12-year-old 100-yard individual medley and the 50-yard butterfly.
Records were set in 12 boys and nine girls events, individual and relay. Boys records were set in the 13-14 200-yard medley relay; 13-14 100-yard breaststroke; 8-and-under 25-yard freestyle; 13-14 100-yard freestyle; 13-14 100-yard backstroke; 15-18 100-yard backstroke; 15-18 200-yard individual medley; 13-14 100-yard individual medley; 8-and-under 25-yard backstroke; 8-and-under 25-yard butterfly; 8-and-under 100-yard individual medley; and 13-14 200-yard freestyle relay.
Girls records fell in the 11-12 200-yard medley relay; 11-12 100-yard individual medley; 15-18 200-yard individual medley; 11-12 50-yard backstroke; 11-12 50-yard butterfly; 15-18 100-yard butterfly; 9-10 50-yard freestyle; girls 11-12 200-yard freestyle relay; and the 8-and-under 100-yard individual medley.
Complete results are available at www.AllCitySwim2014.com.
The All City Swim Meet began in 1962 with the Hill Farm, Shorewood Hills, Ridgewood, Maple Bluff and West Side pools taking part. In addition to the five original clubs, the list now includes the Nakoma, Monona, Middleton, Parkcrest, High Point, Seminole, Hawks Landing and Goodman pools.
Hawks Landing won the Food/Fund Drive Challenge for the Second Harvest Foodbank with 183.38 meals per swimmer raised. In all, the drive raised 133,661 meals. That means since 2008, All City has raised more than 1.1 million meals for Second Harvest Foodbank.
Premier sponsors of the 2014 All City Swim Meet are American Transmission Company, Park Bank, Children’s Dental Center of Madison S.C. and M3 Insurance.