YWCA Flying Fish compete at championship meets


Matt Gibson led the way for the YWCA Evanston/North Shore Flying Fish Swim Team at the Illinois Swimming Summer Age Group Championships in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

Gibson finished second in the 13-14 boys 200-meter butterfly (2:08.37), third in the 100-meter butterfly (58.92), fourth in the 200-meter backstroke (2:14.35), fifth in the 100-meter backstroke (1:03.30), and 17th in the 400-meter IM (5:03.27) during the event, held July 26-29.

Gibson’s time in the 200-butterfly was the fourth fastest in Illinois history for 13-14 boys.

Teammate Lily Consiglio finished 13th in the 13-14 girls 100-meter butterfly (1:06.86) and 12th in the 50-meter free (27.98).

At Speedo Sectionals in Iowa City, held earlier in July, Aidan Dillon finished 11th in the men’s 800-meter free (8:38.46) and ninth in the 1500-meter free (16:46.68).Tommy Hackley finished 16th in the men’s 800-meter free (8:44.58) and 16th in the 1500 meter free (17:10.87).

With nearly 500 swimmers on the Flying Fish Swim Team and 1,000 annually in the Flying Fish Swim School, Flying Fish Aquatics at YWCA Evanston/North Shore is one of the largest aquatics programs in Illinois.

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