Grafton Gators wrap up swimming season with top five finishes


TAYLOR COUNTY—The Grafton Gators Swim Team is bringing to a close their 2022 season this year in a big way. 

The swim team would go on to secure top five finishes in each event they competed in, with fourth place finishes in the 200 Free Relay and the 200 Medley Relay. 

The Gators did not disappoint, as swimming sensation Will Angus completed his coaching and swimming profile this year with a 6th place 200 Free, 100 Back 6th place and a 50 Back 5th place spot.

The future stars of the Grafton Gators swim team also had a good showing with Dylan Stead earning a top three spot in the 200 Freestyle, a fifth place showing in the 100 Backstroke, 100-meter 5th place along with a 50-meter fly fifth place spot. 

Patrick Foley would also earn a top three finish in the 50-meter breaststroke along with a 6th place finish in the 50-meter Freestyle, 4th place in the 100-meter breaststroke and fourth place finish in the 50-meter Fly. 

Brayton Andrews would also earn a 5th place finish in the 50-meter fly competition.

On the women’s side of the pool, swimming standout Bella Lemon would put up a respectable 13th place finish in the 200-meter Free and an 11th place finish in the 100-meter Back.  

Grafton Gators Swim Team interim head coach Will Angus had a lot to say as this season wrapped. 

“Well, we only had four finalists this year including myself, but I’m absolutely proud of how the Gators performed this season. Of course, I will not be able to coach next season, but I was incredibly ecstatic with the swims that came out of this weekend. We had two medalists, which were Patrick Foley and Dylan Stead. Patrick is only in his second summer season as well, so it’s been great to see how far he has come. I look forward to being his teammate instead of coach for the winter season. Dylan had an awesome swim in the 200 Free, where he medaled as well. I’m extremely happy with the results that came from this season and saw nothing but improvement from my swimmers. It has been an awesome time coaching this year.”

The staff of the Mountain Statesman would like to congratulate the Grafton Gators swim team on another successful swim season.

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