(1-27-18) It is officially called the Coldwater Swim Invitational, but it is also known as the Midwest Athletic Conference Invitational, plus it was held at the Jay County High School in Portland. Since swimming is not a sanctioned conference sport it gives the MAC swimmers a chance to compete for a title.

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Ft. Recovery picks up the girls MAC Invitational swim title outdistancing New Bremen 139-112 in the seven team field.

The Indians dominated the meet picking up eight first place wins, including two relays.

  • Alexis Bubp 200 yard indivdual medley (2:21.26) and 100 yard fly (1:04.9)
  • Cassy Martin 50 yard freestyle (25.00) and 100 yard backstroke (1:02.97)
  • Sophie Timmerman 100 yard free (58.02) and 100 yard breast (1:11.92)
  • 200 yard relay (Sophie Timmerman, Alexis Bubp, Paige Fortkamp, Ava Bubp) (1:44.98)
  • 400 yard relay (3:51.83) (Cassy Martin, Ava Bubp, Alexis Bubp, Paige Fortkamp)

Ft. Recovery Head Coach Mindy Bubp:

I am very happy for the girls swim team after their performances yesterday! The girls were confident in themselves and our team but nervous since it was our first time being in contention to come out on top! We knew going in New Bremen would be very strong in the sprints and 1st 2 relays, and Minster has great distance freestylers and a strong 400 Relay. Throw in Freshman Macy May from Coldwater into the mix and we knew we had to be at our best! The older girls really stepped up with best times, breaking 3 HS records and taking 1st in their events! The whole team really came together and we had a great fan base there from the community cheering us on! It was a well run meet with great competition! Hoping someday in the near future we can officially call it the MAC meet!

Coldwater’s Macy May won the 200 yard freestyle (2:04.7).

GIRLS Team Scores

  1. Ft. Recovery – 139
  2. New Bremen – 112
  3. Minster – 107
  4. Versailles 62
  5. Coldwater – 53
  6. Marion Local – 20
  7. St. Henry -14


Versailles won the boys title outdistancing 2nd place Minster 151.5-117.5, in the five school meet.

The Tigers won the 200 yard medley relay and the 200 yard freestyle relay,  Cole Condon won two events in the 50 yard freestyle and 100 yard freestyle, Stuart Baltes picked up the 500 yard freestyle win.

Coldwater’s Jack Bills picked up two wins, in the 100 yard backstroke (1:00.23) and the 200 yard freestyle.

BOYS Team Scores

  1. Versailles – 151.5
  2. Minster – 117.5
  3. New Bremen – 89.5
  4. Coldwater – 37
  5. Ft. Recovery – 2.5



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