Team Oak Park Swim (Tops) had a favorable showing at the Westomont Mid-Season Classic held at UIC.
Finalists for the 11-12 year olds included Polina Bondarenko, Alexandra Gill, J.P. Rotatori and Hanna Blankemeier. Rotatori finished third in five events, including the 200 individual medley, 100 individual medley, and 50, 100 and 200 freestyles. Gill took second in the 50 breaststroke and third in the 100 breaststroke.
Finalists for the 9-10 year olds included Gillian Lundgren, Thomas Rotatori, Connor Sorg and Will Raidt, who won the 100 backstroke. Rotatori took fifth in the 200 IM, while Lundgren finished eighth in both the 100 breaststroke and 100 backstroke.
"It was great to see the younger swimmers on TOPS compete at such a high level," said head age group coach Gunnar Schmidt. "As a team, TOPS finished the meet with 21 swimmers finishing in both finals and consolation finals. We raised our level of competition and had a lot of fun doing so."
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