Iola-Scandinavia’s swim team won a six-team invitational July 20 in Plymouth.
The Thunderbirds led the way with 2,039 points, followed by Plymouth, Brillion, Sheboygan Falls, Chilton and Kohler.
“This was the third year we’ve gone to this meet and we’ve taken first all three years,” coach Dick Wright said. “It’s a nice, well-run sprint meet and we swam well again.”
Cassidy Kostuch, Sara Bred and Matthew Glodowski led the 8-and-under group. Kostuch placed first in the 25 freestyle, 25 butterfly and 25 breaststroke; Breed won the 100 individual medley, 25 backstroke and 50 freestyle; and Glodowski won the 25 butterfly and took third in the 25 and 50 freestyle.
Tayler Carlson and Alexa Shulfer topped the 9- and 10-year-olds. Carlson won the 100 IM, 50 butterfly and 100 freestyle, while Shulfer won the 50 backstroke and 50 breaststroke and took second in the 50 freestyle.
Ainsley Suskey and Ana Holder led the 11-12 group, as Suskey took second in the 100 freestyle and added two thirds and Holder placed third in a pair of races.
Ethan Olson, Daniel Parks, Kat Leaf and Jessica Faldet led the 13-14 group. Olson won the 50 and 100 freestyle and 50 breaststroke; Parks topped the boys’ field in the 100 IM and 50 butterfly while placing second in the 50 freestyle; Faldet won the girls’ 100 IM and 50 backstroke and added a second-place finish in the backstroke; and Leaf added a second and two thirds.
Abe Konick, Ryan Parks, Zack Shulfer, John Faldet and Morgan Glodowski led the 15-18 swimmers. Konick topped the field in the 50 backstroke, 50 butterfly and 100 freestyle; parks won the boys’ breaststroke and took second in the 50 freestyle; Shulfer won his IM race and added seconds in the butterfly and backstroke; Faldet won the 50 freestyle and placed second in the breaststroke and 100 freestyle; and Glodowski won the 50 and 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly.
The T-Birds also won most of the relays in all age group and the girls’ team of Leaf, Cassie Konick, Faldet and Glodowski set two new team relay records.
“We were missing some swimmers in the 9-10 and 11-12 age groups, but our older kids really dominated their groups,” Wright said. “Our depth really helps us a lot.”
Parks and Jessica Faldet shared swimmer of the meet honors.
The T-Birds will finish the summer season Saturday, July 27, with their annual open meet at the Iola-Scandinavia Community Fitness & Aquatic Center in Iola. The meet, which starts at 9 a.m., is open to all area swimmers of any age. The team’s summer awards banquet will follow.