The Chelsea Piers Connecticut aquatics team broke a 30-year state record.
The Chelsea Piers Athletic Club swim team set a new record in the 200 yard freestyle relay at the CPAC last chance qualifier meet at Chelsea Piers last weekend.
Team members include Nicholas Malchow, Alex Plavoukos, and Gavin West of Greenwich and Tyler Sicignano of Fairfield. Three of the fifth graders joined the CPAC swim team when it first fielded in 2012. The fourth member joined in April 2013.
The three decade old record has been one of the hardest to break in the state. It was set back in 1985 in Westport and was one of the oldest standing swimming records in Connecticut.
"The Chelsea Piers-Athletic Club Swim Team is very proud of these four young men,” commented Jamie Barone, head swim coach and director of aquatics at CPCT. “They have all worked hard this year, and we foresee big things from them at State Championships in March."
"In order for the boys to break the record, each swimmer had to deliver a lifetime best swim, and each was given a specific goal time so that the aggregate was faster than the record,” said Greg Barone, CPAC coach. “All four athletes surpassed the times I gave them, which is a credit to their hard work this year."
CPCT opened in July 2012 in Stamford and consists of several core sports facilities encompassing more than 20 sports. Learn more at http://www.chelseapiersct.com.