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Posted: June 23, 2012 7:54 p.m.

Covington Y continues to do well in pool

Covington Y swim coach Erin Gorman returned home recently, and this time brought enough of Covington's youth with her to fill a pool.

The Covington Y Piranhas traveled to Meadowbrook for a Rockdale Swim League meet on June 18 and came away with a resounding victory. The meet also marked a return for Gorman, who lives in Meadowbrook and swam for the neighborhood's team in the 1990s.

"It was a lot of fun and a really good meet," Gorman said. "I really enjoyed it. I think everybody had fun at the meet and it was great competition."

Among the Covington victors at Meadowbrook, 6-year-old Caleb Riser won the backstroke and finished second in the freestyle.

"He is picking up on swimming really quickly," Gorman said of the first-year swimmer.
Joshua Craig, 12, was also an individual winner for the Piranhas, taking a victory in another butterfly race.

"He's got an amazing butterfly stroke," Gorman said.

On Thursday Covington traveled to Honey Creek, where the Piranhas picked up their fourth win in as many meets.

The Rockdale Swim League has just one day of meets remaining before the 2012 County Meet on June 30.
The Covington Y Piranhas' last meet of the regular season will be Monday at Deer Run.

"Deer Run is our biggest competition," Gorman said. "They have some really good swimmers."

At the county, meet Covington will try to repeat and win its third county meet in the last four years. The only other team to win county since 2009 is Deer Run, which hosts Covington Y Monday.

"We have to do really well Monday," Gorman said. "They are really diligent, and they have some really good swimmers. We really need to be on the top of our games."

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