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Spring Lake swim raises money, shatters records

Tribune Staff • Feb 8, 2019 at 12:30 AM

The Spring Lake boys swim and dive team celebrated their seniors Thursday night with a successful fundraiser and a conference victory.

The Lakers raised $3,280 for TCM Counseling, took down five records and defeated Grand Rapids Catholic Central by a final score of 100-72, while celebrating the careers of Cam Peel, Eric Geschiere, Ed Lidke, Johnathon Meulenbelt, Evan Schock, Sam Sella, and Andrew and Ben Hylen.

Peel led the way with multiple record-breaking swims, starting with pool and school records in the 200-yard individual medley at 1:54.14. Peel went on to take the pool and school record in the 100 butterfly, as well, with a time of 50.96 seconds.

Joey Wachter added on to the record-breaking night by taking down the pool record in the 100 butterfly with a time of 52.56.

Also winning events for the Lakers were the 200 medley relay team of Wachter, Schock, Charles Brown and Sella at 1:42.30; K.J. Losee in the 200 butterfly at 1:53.87 – swimming butterfly – and the 500 freestyle at 4:51.13; Wachter in the 50 freestyle at 21.71; Sella in the 100 freestyle at 51.01; the 200 freestyle relay team of Peel, Geschiere, Lidke and Losee at 1:30.28; and the 400 freestyle relay team of Peel, Sella, Wachter and Losee.

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