Springfield swim team moves into tougher division

mbanks@comporium.netJune 4, 2013 

— After winning back-to-back Division titles as part of the Greater Charlotte Swim League, the Springfield Greenwave is once again on the move into another division.

This time, the reward for winning is moving into Division IV, their hardest division to date.

But the spoils of success haven’t gone to the head of head coach Meredith Yocum (formerly Cataldo).

“The meets will be more competitive this year,” she said.

Springfield has 140 swimmers this year, more than last year’s Division V winning team.

“We are larger, which is wonderful,” Yocum said. “The swimmers have worked hard and they are ready to compete.”

Yocum feels that Springfield has one of the bigger clubs in the division, so that should help in being able to put together a strong team. However, she stresses to her swimmers that things won’t come easy.

“We have worked really hard and they have put in the work to prepare,” she said.

Yocum said her biggest group is the 9-10 year old range, followed by the six and under age group.

Springfield leaves behind the Fort Mill Sharks, which swims out of the Anne Springs Close Greenway Recreation Complex and remains in Division V.

Springfield opens its summer swim season Thursday with a dual meet against Candlewyck at home. This year’s season will culminate with the All-Star meet July 8.

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