Moccasins set to host Grandview todayPublished 8:00am Thursday, July 11, 2013
By Lynden Blake
The Wetumpka Water Moccasins are gearing up for their only home swim meet of the season Thursday afternoon at the Wetumpka YMCA.
“We are going to have 91 swimmers swimming at the meet against Grandview out of Millbrook,” said swim coach Dan English.
English said the Water Moccasins are 2-0 this year, beating the Bell Road and East Montgomery YMCAs.
“I am very proud of the team,” said English. “They have worked hard this year, and they always give it all they got.”
The Water Moccasins are coming off a two-week break, but English says they are still hot.
“This meet is at our Y, so I think they will do very well,” said English.
The meet starts at 6 p.m., and admission is free.
Fifteen-year-old Ashton Ziglar has been a force for the Moccasins this summer.
“He is just a good swimmer,” said English. “ He competes in the 100 IM so he knows all of the strokes.”
Connor Bailey (10), Cameron Wells (6), Carter Helums (6), Wilson Johnston (10), Caleb Justiss (10), Matty Spackman (8), Charlotte McNutt (6) and Julia Thomas (8) have also been top performers for the team this year.
English said as long as the children are trying their best he is proud.
The Water Moccasins practice every week Monday through Thursday in preparation for the Montgomery City Championships.
“Each swimmer has to swim in one of the four events throughout the summer in order to participate in the championships,” said English.
Their final regular swim meet will be held Saturday at the Southeast Y in Montgomery.
The Water Moccasins will take on Southeast Y, Wynlakes Country Club and the Montgomery Country Club.