Senior swimmers Camryn Forbes, Brooke Zukowski, Mallory Marzolf and Taylor Petrak made their final swims count for the Butler YMCA team recently.
The quartet won the YMCA National Long Course Championship in the 400-meter freestyle relay. They swam the event in three minutes, 52.76 seconds, barely two seconds shy of the YMCA national record and less than a second off the Greensboro (N.C.) Aquatic Center pool record.
The Butler Y girls team finished fourth overall in the team standings. The squad placed second in the 400 medley relay, third in the 200 medley relay, fifth in the 200 and 800 freestyle relays.
Forbes added three individual titles to her trophy case. She won the 200-meter backstroke in 2:13.57, the 100 backstroke in 1:02.66 and 100 freestyle in 56.79 seconds. She became a four-time champion in the 100 backstroke — setting a meet record in that event last year — andplaced fourth in the 50-meter backstroke.
Petrak finished second to Forbes in the 100 freestyle, swimming the event in 57.52 seconds. She was also eighth in the 50 freestyle, 15th in the 200 back and 16th in the 50 back.
Zukowski placed eighth in the 50 breaststroke and made the finals in the 100 breast (21st) and 200 breast (24th).
Butler YMCA swimmers who swam personal-best times at the meet included Andrew Pierre in the 100 and 200 freestyle, 50 backstroke, Ian Schirra in the 50, 100 and 200 breaststroke, Abby Griffith in the 50 and 200 butterfly, 50 backstroke, and Devin Javens in the 50 backstroke.
A number of these swimmers will now begin collegiate swimming careers. Forbes is headed to Indiana University of the Big Ten, Zukowski to the University of New Mexico, Marzolf to Chatham, Petrak to Ohio State, Javens to Denison and Schirra to Mount St. Marys.