Swimmers take fifth in Florida swim competition


The 2022 Boys & Girls Club National Swimming Championships were held April 8-10 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Seven TigerSharks swimmers from the Dwares Jewish Community Center in Providence competed at the Northshore Aquatic Complex, a 22-lane outdoor pool against the top Boys & Girls Club swimmers from across the country.  The team was part of 52 swimmers from the RIMA Swim League team and came in fifth place overall out of the 11 competing teams.  Here is a re-cap of the swimmer’s successes:

9- and 10-year-old division:

Dorian Maher - 6th 100 Free, 6th 100 Back, 7th 100 Breast, 8th 50 Breast

MacKenzie Maher - 5th 50 Fly, 8th 100 Fly

11- and 12-year-old division:

Bonnie Arrigo - 5th 50 Back, 5th 100 Back, 11th 50 Fly, 12th 100 Fly, 13th 50 Free, 17th 100 IM

Emily Tonino - 8th 50 Free, 8th 100 Fly, 8th 100 Breast, 9th 50 Breast, 10th 100 IM, 10th 50 Fly

13- and 14-year-old division:

Ava Dougherty - 11th in 200 Breast, 18th 100 Breast, 19th 200 IM

Julia Yakirevich - 14th 50 Free, 19th 100 Free

15- to 18-year-old division:

Morgan Maher (also a JCC swim instructor)-15th in the 200 fly

For more information on the TigerSharks swim team, contact coach Emily O’Connor at eoconnor@jewishallianceri.org.

EMILY O’CONNOR is the director of aquatics and head swim coach at the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island.