2022 LCM Age Group States

Sheetal Kondhare

Twelve Club Olympia Age Group Level Swimmers competed this past weekend in the 2022 Indiana Swimming Age Group State Championships at the Indiana University Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis.  Club Olympia boys and girls combined placed 17th overall in the team competition which was won by the Carmel Swim Club and followed by clubs from Fishers, South Bend, and Fort Wayne in the top four.   Club Olympia’s boys team took 8th overall with the 10U boys placing an impressive 3rd , one point out of 2nd, behind Carmel and Irish Aquatics from South Bend.

Club Olympia swimmers took the top honors in four events on the weekend and grabbed 2nd five times with one third place finish.  In total Club Olympia claimed 15 podium finishes in individual events and had two relay teams climb the podium.

Nine year old Tony Machavariani, competing in the 10U division, placed no worse than third in his six individual events and claim the 2nd place 10U boys High Point Trophy.   He was 1st in the 100 Fly and 200 IM, 2nd in the 50 Fly, 100 Free, and 200 Free, and 3rd in the 100 Breast.  Machavariani also added two relay team medals to his total.

Josh Pendleton finished 4th place in points among the 11/12 division boys.   Pendleton was 1st in the 200 Fly and 400 Free, 2nd in the 100 Fly and 200 Free, and 4th in the 200 IM and 12th in the 200 Backstroke.

Shreyan Kulkarni, competing in 10U boys, placed 3rd in the 100 Fly, 6th in the 200 IM, and 7th in the 100 Breast.   Kulkarni was 9th in the 200 Free, 12th in the 100 Free, and 15th in the 50 Fly.

Connelly Furnish, competing in her first State Championship as a 13/14 year old, took the 7th place medal in the 1500 M (Mile) event.  Furnish also placed 11th in the 800 Free, 12th in the 400 IM, 15th in the 200 IM, 18th in the 400 Free, and 22 in the 200 Free and set personal records in all six events.

Lane Mellencamp, competing in his first ever State Championship, placed 34th in the 50 Free, 36th in the 100 Free, and 38th in the 200 Free.

Club Olympia fielded four 10U boys relay teams on the weekend.  The team of Machavariani, Kulkarni, Xavier Zhang, and Daxton Wolf took the 5th place medal in the 200 Medley relay and 6th in the 200 Free relay.

Vivan Shah (8), Shourya Malviya (10), Aahan Gupta (9), and Chad Pendleton (7) took 25th in the 10U Boys Medley Relay.   Arjun Agarkar (10) joined Shah, Gupta and Pendleton to take 22nd in the 10U Boys 200 Free Relay.

This coming weekend Club Olympia will compete in the 2022 Indiana Swimming CE Divisionals Champsionship in Franklin, Indiana comprised of teams mostly from the southeast corner of Indiana.







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