Saturday, August 17, 2019

Dragon Swimmers Lead Nadadores To 3rd Place At Nationals

Six Carroll Dragon boys’ swimmers helped the North Texas Nadadores’ 18-and-under team finish third recently at the United States Swimming Junior National Meet in Knoxville, Tenn. The team also included one swimmer from Keller Timber Creek and one home-schooled student-athlete.

Carroll junior Jonathan Roberts won the National Championship individually in the 500 freestyle and 1,650 freestyle. He also placed second in the 400 IM. Other Dragon swimmers for the Nadadores included seniors John Remetta, Austin Nguyenphu and Jake Tovey and juniors Taylor Willenbring and Connor Dobbs. The team is coached by CISD Aquatics Center Director Bill Christensen.

Three Lady Dragon swimmers also competed — Emily Zapinski, Lindsay Schultz and Emily Gibson. The Nadadores boys and girls combined finish was 6th.