By Danielle Coots
For the News-Current
BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek High School Swim Relay Team has successfully broken four relay records for the school under the direction of two-year term relay captain, Emily Layne.
The relay team consists of four swimming athletes, Emily Layne, Abbey Duncan, Sarah Sperber and Brooke Duncan.
“Swimming is a great non-contact sport that incorporates both the individual and the team. We’re like family,” Layne said. “Ohio has a reputation of producing top swimming talent in the nation.”
“Over the past three seasons Emily has assisted relays teams to break all four relay records for BHS (200 Medley, 400 Medley, 200 Free, 400 Free) as well as individual team records in the 100 breaststroke and 50 freestyle,” said Girl’s Swimming Coach Charlie Sliemers.
During the Classics, which is known as the largest high school meet in the nation, the Beavercreek relay team placed third in the 400 Medley Relay, sixth in the 200 Medley Relay, 10th in the 400 Free Relay and 11th in the 200 Free Relay overall out of 124 relay teams in Southwest Ohio.
“These girls are the top seed in the GWOC [Greater Western Ohio Conference] going into the Central Championship meet.” said Coach Sliemers.
The best swimmers on the relay team will compete during the upcoming Sectionals/District/State in Canton on February 25-27.
Layne plans to continue her love of swimming at the University of Pennsylvania and study nursing.
Danielle Coots is a freelance writer for Greene County News.