By Eric Detweiler
Swimmers across the region spent part of their Fourth of July weekend in the pool, and they had no trouble getting into the holiday spirit. With more down-to-the-wire meets and broken records, there were plenty of fireworks from an exciting slate of action.
In a weekly feature, check out a selection of photos that tell the story:
Seven Locks's Serge Gould, 18, set a new pool record in the boys' 15-18 100 back (1:01.50) in Saturday's loss at Tanterra. It was the MCSL's third-best time of the weekend in the event. (Photo: Ginny Maycock)
The Manchester Farm girls' graduated 175 free relay of (pictured from left) Rachel Ziegler (13), Addie Tallman (8), Dylan Gribble (12) and Christina Collins (10) established a new team record (1:56.10) in Saturday's Division B meet at Potomac Glen.
Poplar Tree's Nicole Baker, 13, won the girls' 13-14 50 free and 50 breast, but the Pirates couldn't catch Pinecrest in an NVSL Division 6 meet. (Photo: Mark Hall)
In one of the weekend's closest meets, Burke Station held off Lake Braddock, 205-195, for its first NVSL Division 14 win of the season. (Photo: Scott Ripley)
Poolesville nine-year-olds Kelly Craemer and Vivian Galentine show their the patriotic pride. (Photo courtesy Poolesville Swim Team)
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- Eric Detweiler
Tags: Addie Tallman, Burke Station, Christina Collins, Dylan Gribble, Kelly Craemer, Manchester Farms, Nicole Baker, Poolesville, Rachel Ziegler, Serge Gould, Seven Locks, Vivian Galentine