Dalton made a big splash in the Chattanooga Area Swim League’s City Meet held on July 13-14 at the Arlene Crye Municipal Pool in Fort Oglethorpe.
The regular-season Blue Division champions and Dolphones scored 2,263.5 points combined to defeat runners-up Stuart Heights by 192.5 points.
The Ooltewah Tidal Waves finished third with 1,811. 5 points.
Five-time defending champion Signal Mountain was fourth with 1,439 points, while the Fairyland Flash rounded out the top five teams with 1,165 points.
Taylor Dale and Ethan Young led Dalton with 100 points each, while setting new records.
Dale’s first mark on Friday came in the 100 IM while he ended the meet by winning the 50 back in a record-time of 24.05 seconds.
Young lowered his own records in the 50 back and 50 fly.
Fort Oglethorpe’s Reece Gallagher was the only other swimmer to score 100 points as he topped all of the boys in the 9-10 age group.
Ringgold’s Mitch Chow and Dalton’s Brandt Tharpe were presented with the Jennifer Fugate Award, earning a $500 scholarship each.
The two scholarships are awarded at the City Meet each year in memory of Fugate, who was a standout 14-year-old competitor for Ringgold. She died a few weeks before the City Meet in 1986 from Viral Myacarditis, which is a fatal heart condition.
Other nominees included Ringgold’s Matthew Carabo, Cleveland’s Bri Foley, Dalton’s Rebecca Davis,and Signal Mountain’s Lindsey Limerick.