Lahaina Swimmers Successful at Hawaiian Swimming State Championships
July 18, 2022
Lahaina Swim Club swimmers took part in Hawaiian Swimming Long Course Age Group State Championships held at Takai Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Waipahu on July 14 - July 17, 2022. Over 300 of the best young swimmers from Hawaii gathered on Oahu to compete in the event.
Lahaina boys and girls performed admirably with many top three finishes in individual finals and team relays. Lahaina's Emily Gorokhovsky had the most points of all female swimmers competing in the state championships. As a team, Lahaina Swim Club finished in 7th place out of 21 teams - an impressive feat considering that the team had a contingent of only 16 athletes.
Lahaina had three swimmers who won the state championships in their age group. Emily Gorokhovsky won girls 11-12 50 Meter Fly, 200 Meter Individual Medley, and 100 Meter Fly. Sacha Salem was first in girls 13-14 1500 Meter Free and 800 Meter Free. Halia Caiserman won girls 11-12 100 Meter Back.
Lahaina's 11-12 boys relay team of Cruz Storer, Tristan Richard, Kaina Yamada, and Levi Stoddart was third overall in 200 Meter Free, 200 Meter Medley, and 400 Meter Medley relays.
Congratulations for these outstanding results to all Lahaina Swim Club athletes and parent volunteers! The club thanks the coaches Ryan Martines and Alicia Wintermeyer for getting the team ready and guiding it through the tournament as well as head coach Tom Popdan and coach Jen Wiseman for setting up LSC swimmers for success with great coaching throughout the year.