Colorado Springs Falfins win GJ Dolphins Invitational Swim Meet
After three competitive days of swimming, Falfins Swimming of Colorado Springs won the Grand Junction Dolphins Invitational Swim Meet.
Sunday at El Pomar Natatorium, the Falfins finished with 2,522.50 team points, edging out the Montrose Marlins’ 2,223 team points and the Grand Junction Dolphins’ 2,195.50 team points.
The Falfins were led by 12-year-old Julie Henninger, who had first-place finishes in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:18.63 and the 50-meter freestyle in 32.58.
On the boys side, the Falfins’ John Frank won the boys 13-14 100-meter butterfly in 1:04.71.
The Dolphins were led by another strong day from 14-year-old Carlos Matthews. Matthews won the 200-meter butterfly on Saturday then followed that up by taking the 200-meter backstroke on Sunday. Matthews won the 13-14 age division backstroke in 2:39.15.
The Dolphins also had a solid performance from Tyler Fair, as the 15-year-old won the 15 and older 200-meter backstroke. Fair finished in 2:30.54.
Fair also finished second in the 400-meter individual medley in 5:32.37.
Other strong swims from the Dolphins included Samuel Jordan swimming a 32.65 in the boys 11-12 year old 50-meter freestyle, and Taylor Kidd finishing third in the girls 13-14 100-meter butterfly by turning in a 1:17.97.
This past weekend’s event serves as a tune-up for the Colorado State Long Course Championships on July 30-August 1st. That event will be held at El Pomar Natatorium.