The Park Cities YMCA Waves made quite a splash by earning a team title at the Lone Star State Swim Meet in late July. It was the first time the squad had ever finished higher than third place, and it came with plenty of individual accolades as well, in the form of 11 state records.
For example, 17-year-old Nick Moore broke seven Lone Star records and won every individual event he swam. And Paul Radke, 14, set new marks in both the 50-yard and 100-yard breaststroke.
The boys 11-12 relay team of Brooks Kirchen, Liam Conner, Cameron Laurie, and Bo Clarke shattered the record in the 200 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay. Among the other top swimmers at the meet for the Waves were Hannah Jiang, Michael Zhao, and Benjamin Hurst.
As a team, the Waves surpassed the Duncan Dragons for the title on the final afternoon of the four-day meet.