Lambert won its eighth straight county swimming championship Saturday at the Cumming Aquatic Center as both the boys and girls teams topped runner-up South Forsyth.
This year’s seniors for Lambert had a big goal: become the fourth straight senior class at Lambert to win a county championship, an unprecedented feat.
But it was a junior who led the charge in Caroline Aikins, who won the 100 backstroke (0:58.86) and 200 IM (2:09.59) and contributed on Lambert’s first-place 200 free and 200 IM relay teams.
Out of all 24 events Saturday, Lambert won 15 and finished in the top 5 in every single event.
“It’s a team effort,” Lambert head coach Kerry Langley said. “I’m very proud how everyone on our team showed up today . . . if we didn’t have the depth we did South could’ve beaten our girls”
It could’ve been very much a possibility as the difference between the two was only 61 points.
South was led by senior Bayley Frierson. Frierson set two new county records in the 200- (1:53.99) and 500-freestyle (5:03.55). She also qualified for state in four categories (200 free, 500 free, 200 IM, 400 free relay).
Another record breaking performance came from North Forsyth senior Jack DalMolin. DalMolin had a perfect day as he set a new county record in all four of the events he participated in: the 200 IM relay, 200 IM, 100 breaststroke and 400 freestyle relay.
“It’s a true privilege to have coached him,” North head coach Kris Hunt said. “He’s a triple-A: attitude, ability and academics . . .With all due respect, I believe he’s the best swimmer in Forsyth County history ever, and I expect to see him standing on an Olympic block in the near future”
Gold Medalists in each event
Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay (1:51.00): North Forsyth (Brisuda, DalMolin, Wickman, Kadetz) 1:45.51
Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay (2:07.00): Lambert (Aikins, Lee, Johnson, Jesko) 1:50.75
Boys 200 Yard Freestyle (1:55.0): Tiger Pilkington, Lambert, 1:45.12
Girls 200 Yard Freestyle (2:07.00): Bayley Frierson, South, 1:53.99
Boys 200 Yard IM (2:12.00): Jack DalMolin, North, 1:52.85
Girls 200 Yard IM (2:24.00): Caroline Aikins, Lambert, 2:09.59
Boys 50 Yard Freestyle (0:23.50): Wyatt Dalton, Lambert, 0:21.82
Girls 50 Yard Freestyle (0:26.50): Gigi Bario, South, 0:25.72
Boys 1 Meter Diving 11 Dives: Peter Campfield, Central
Boys 1 Meter Diving 6 Dives: Reeve Davis, Central
Girls 1 Meter Diving 11 Dives: Alexis Potts, Lambert
Girls 1 Meter Diving 6 Dives: Dani Spera, Lambert
Boys 100 Yard Butterfly (0:58.00): Thomas Eaton, Central, 0:52.66
Girls 100 Yard Butterfly (1:05.00): Sydney Havrilla, Lambert, 0:58.90
Boys 100 Yard Freestyle (0:52.00): Daniel Brisuda, North, 0:48.55
Girls 100 Yard Freestyle (0:58.50): Lilia Smith, Lambert, 0:53.42
Boys 500 Yard Freestyle (5:20.00): Mikhail Johnston, Lambert, 4:49.33
Girls 500 Yard Freestyle (5:40.00): Bayley Frierson, South, 5:03.55
Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay (1:40.00): Lambert (Pilkington, Braithwaite, Ray, Walton), 1:28.22
Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay (1:53.00): Lambert (Johnson, Van Norman, Aikins, Smith) 1:39.92
Boys 100 Yard Backstroke (1:00.0): Lleyton Smith, Lambert, 0:52.97
Girls 100 Yard Backstroke (1:06.00): Caroline Aikins, Lambert, 0:58.86
Boys 100 Yard Breaststroke (1:07.00): Jack DalMolin, North, 0:57.73
Girls 100 Yard Breaststroke (1:15.00): Sheridan Schreiber, West, 1:05.68
Boys 400 Yard Freestyle Relay (3:44.0): North (Kadetz, Wickman, Brisuda, DalMolin), 3:15.82
Girls 400 Yard Freestyle Relay (4:12.00): Lambert (Lee, Crone, Jesko, Smith), 3:39.96