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AKC Swims Past Manorgate for 2nd Straight Win

The Arlington Knights of Columbus (AKC) Holy Mackerels swam past the Manorgate Marlins, 242-202, at Manorgate on June 30 to earn their second straight win of the season in Colonial Swim League (CSL) Blue Division action.

To earn their win, the Mackerels also had to swim past Mother Nature.

Friday's severe thunderstorm wreaked havoc on AKC’s pool, leaving it powerless and littered with pool chairs, tree branches and other debris early Saturday morning. Coaches from both teams scrambled to determine whether the home meet could instead be held 20 miles away at Manorgate’s pool in Centreville.

"We truly appreciate the patience and cooperation from both teams Saturday in pulling off this meet," AKC Head Coach Caroline

Heeter said. "We're thankful to Manorgate for hosting at the last minute, and we're thankful to our AKC parents and swimmers for their flexibility and dedication."

Leading the Mackerels in individual scoring were Elizabeth Dufrane, Mac Marsh and Zach Rosenthal, each with triple wins. India Seldin earned a double win. Mackerels contributing single individual wins were Sabrina Atkin, Kathleen Butler, Daniel Finnegan, Heidi Hilsmier, Lucy Khlopin, Jane Miller, Jake Smerchansky and Leonardo Watkins.

AKC swims next against Sequoia Farms Saturday, July 7 at Sequoia Farms.