52 Year Tradition of City Swim Meet

By Zach Hughes | zhughes@wfft.com

Published 08/04 2014 01:39PM

Updated 08/04 2014 02:14PM

A 52 year tradition occurred once again as the City Swim Meet hosted at South Side's Natatorium finished up.

15 clubs with kids aged 5-18 packed the Natatorium earlier for the last of the 3 day competition.  A lot of very close final races for the right to call themselves the champions of the Summit City, and entering his 3rd year as Meet Director, Jason Glassley said he loves putting the City Swim Meet on because the atmosphere is so unique.

"This meet is a great experience for all the kids. I mean, what sport is there where you can compete boys and girls together. Five-year-olds compete with 18-year-olds. I mean when you see a bunch of 18-year-olds cheering for a five-year-old getting down the pool on the same team, that's something special. There's a lot of kids here who have dropped a lot of time. Things they didn't think they could do, they accomplished here today, and hopefully they take those things on as they leave the pool today."

The winner of the 2014 City Championship was the Blackhawk Swim Club which repeats as champions.  Sydney Harris, one of the Blackhawk coaches explained what this means for the club in this video.

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