The Sevier Aquatic Club Stingrays traveled this past Nov. 6-7 to Kingsport to compete against teams from North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee. The Stingrays were able to come away with multiple high-point winners and top three winners including, Mason Pugh in the Boys 8u division, Elliana Larkins in the Girls 9u division, Jackson Nave in the Boys 9u division, Kinleigh Large in the Girls 10u, Jace Lashin in the Boys 10u, Ryker Mcnutt in the Boys 10u, and Konstantine Newman in the Boys 11u.
“Overall I am pleased with where we are this early. We were able to get an early measure on where we are as a team and define some areas that we need to work as we head toward championships in February and March. I am excited about this season and feel like we have some good momentum to carry us forward,” Head Coach Spence Royer said.
Many strong swims were recorded by Emma Bennett, Kinleigh Large, Mckenna Layman, Janie Mccarter, Mattie Kate Mccarter, Jackson Morgan, Bella Morton, Zachary Smith, Isabella Thomas, Farryn Young, Ashtyn Young, Jocelyn Waits, Halla Warren, and Kiyah Webb.
The Stingrays will travel next to Ensworth Academy in Nashville in December where they will compete against many of the top swimmers in the state. The team will then dial into championship season in January, February, and March as Regionals are in Chattanooga, Southeasterns are in Huntsville, and the Sectional Championships will be in Atlanta.
Royer leads the Stingrays, and the SCHS SCMS, and TKA teams during the high school and middle school season.
If you are interested in competitive swimming in Sevier County you can contact Coach Royer at sroyer201271 @gmail.com.