Piranha Aquatics wins Youngstown Showdown

Piranha Aquatics brought home the gold this weekend as they defeated both Youngstown Y Neptunes and Hubbard Swim Club this past weekend in the annual Youngstown Showdown meet.  Piranha Aquatics  scored 394 points while Hubbard had 228 and Neptunes 174.

For the girls, the team of Hannah Bowers (Salem) , Bailey Price, Lainee Puhl and Eva Johnson (Canfield) took first place in the 200-yard freestyle relay. 

Sweeping  first place in all her individual events was Rachel Klem (Crestview, age 13), who took first in the 13&over 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard Individual Medley and 500-yard freestyle races. Also claiming first place for the girls was:

·         Lainee Puhl (South Range, age 12) in the 11-12 100-yard breaststroke

·         Sabreen Ahmad (Canfield, age 13) in the 13&over 100-breaststroke

·         Bailey Price (Salem, age 13) in the 13&over 100 –yard freestyle

·         Anna Burnett (Canfield, age 8) in the 50-yard butterfly and 200-yard freestyle

·         Maddy Bennett (South Range, age 12) in the 11-12 100-yard butterfly

·         Sarah Klepec (Canfield, age 12) in the 500-yard freestyle

For the boys, the relay team of Cameron Burnett (Canfield), Rogan Kelly, Adam Omran and Jay Shindle (Canfield) took first place.

Joe Klepec (Canfield, age 14) swept first place in the 13&over 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke, 100-yard freestyle, 100-yard Butterfly while Adam Omran (Canfield, age 8) took first place in the 8&under 50-yard backstroke and 50-yard breaststroke.  Rogan Kelly (Lisbon, age 10) took first place in the 9-10 50-yard backstroke

The annual meet was held for the first time at the Salem Community Center with the new timing system donated by the Salem Community Foundation. Unfortunately, Penguin Swimming  and Warren Harding Aquatics team were unable to attend.


The Piranha Aquatics program utilizes the Salem Community Center and Jewish Community Center of Youngstown for practice locations.  For more information on the Piranha Aquatics program please contact Head Coach Caroline McDermott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 330-548-SWIM.

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