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The goal of swimmers in the YMCA swim program is to record times good enough to qualify for the YMCA Short Course National Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., each April.

This year, the Severna Park YMCA team placed 33rd out of 300 teams. At his final meet, Severna Park senior Chris Scheier finished 11th in the 200-yard butterfly. Missy Haynie, Kristin Nelson, Katie Permenter and Katie DiBlasi from Severna Park made U.S.S. Junior National qualifying times in the 400- and 800-yard freestyle relays.

April Pish, a South River senior, finished 18th in two races, the 200-yard butterfly and the 1,650-yard freestyle (17 minutes and 44.01 seconds), setting team records.

Permenter set new team records for the 13- and 14-year-old girls' 50-, 100- and 200-yard freestyles.

Also setting team records were the 15- to 18-year-old boys 400-yard medley relay team: Robert Fowler, Paul Tignor, Billy Kessel and Scheier of Severna Park. The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Permenter, DiBlasi, Haynie and Nelson also set a team record.

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