3rd Annual Fly-In Meet Recap

Aaron Hughes



The 3rd Annual February Fly-In was a great success! It was incredibly humbling to see the team-wide support put forth to host UPAC’s largest meet ever! Thank you to all those who volunteered in any capacity over the weekend, in preparation for the event, or in event clean up. Thank you, and go Sharks!


Overall, we had 75% of our team in attendance - our 3rd highest percentage since 2021. It is so fun to see the athletes from different groups interacting and supporting each other behind the lanes! And, this not being a peak-performance meet for our older Sharks, the team still saw a 69.8% best time mark, not counting new event swims. Way to go, Sharks!


I would like to shout out the Silver group in particular. Silver is our most age-diverse group, but it was clear throughout the meet, Silver athletes were smiling, excited for the accomplishments of their teammates, and were having fun competing! As a group, the Silvers achieved 78% best times - again, not counting new event swims, of which there were many!


A special congratulations to Silver’s Charlotte Anderson (8) for breaking the 8 & Under team record in the 25 Fly, with a time of 17.23!



Shout-out to our Sharks who took first place in individual fly events:


Charlotte Anderson (8), Silver - Mixed 8&Under 25 Fly


Tessa Hurguy (12), Pre-Senior - Mixed 11-12 50 Fly, Mixed 11-12 100 Fly, Mixed 11-12 200 Fly


Alex Karpenko (14), Senior - Mixed 13&Over 200 Fly



And, our fly relays that took first place in their age groups:


Girls 13&Over 200 Fly Relay - Maddie Moorehead, Bella Lorence, Sophia Evers, and Alexis Bernardo


Boys 13&Over 200 Fly Relay - Alex Karpenko, Davis Horton, Marshall Pleas, and Grant Bellin


Mixed 13&Over 400 Fly Relay - Bella Lorence, Alexis Bernardo, Grant Bellin, and Alex Karpenko 



Congratulations to the following athletes who achieved their first PNS Gold standard for their respective age group:


Kyra Anderson (14), Senior

Sydney Brown (10), Silver

Owen Campbell (13), Pre-Senior

Ace Chin (10), Silver

Athena Jenkins (12), Silver

Klara Katsel (12), Silver

Igor Kireev (11), Silver

Lady Cate Lorence (14), Senior

Della Porter (12), Gold

Huck Porter (10), Bronze

Amelie Sexton (14), Senior

Jacob Shaw (12), Pre-Senior

Sebastian Valle (9), Silver

Charlotte Wallgren (10), Silver

Dylan Wolfe (12), Pre-Senior


I can’t wait to see what the Spring Championship season has in store for the Sharks!


Thank you, 


Coach Aaron