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CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) -- A former swim coach with Carmel Swim club and Carmel High School faces federal charges of child sexual. 14 for the Sisters of Swim at the local high school on Main Street. Carmel Swim Club, which uses the high school pool when the high school teams are idle. The Carmel girls swim team is the best high school sports program in the In February , the Carmel High School Lady Greyhounds captured their 30th.
Dozens of former Carmel swimmers converged on the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis campus to witness the historic record they helped create.
It all came back. They then counted down from 30 to one, signifying each championship. At the state championships, Carmel won nine of 11 events and made it look easy, amassing points. The squad also won nine of 11 swimming events at the state meet but broke national records in all three relays and finished with points—the most in the year history of the Indiana state high school swimming championships.
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Their point margin of victory over second place Fishers High School was also a record. The Lady Hounds have won six of the past seven Swimming World magazine national high school swim titles, including the last four in a row.
Indiana may become known more for swimming than basketball. How good is high school swimming in the Hoosier State? Fishers, which Carmel clobbered en route to the state title, has the 15th fastest high school girls team in America.
The Lady Greyhounds are so good they could compete at the collegiate level. Inthe times posted by the Carmel girls would have placed them seventh—behind six teams, ahead of six others—at the Big Ten Championships. InChris Plumb was promoted from age-group coach to head coach of the Carmel Swim Club and high school program.
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Carmel swimmers dream big. The competition in the pool during practice is fierce, and fast begets faster. Carmel swimmers work on starts, kicking, technique—and place a special emphasis on dryland training.
The BuffinBlue once won 29 straight high school swimming championships in a heaven called Hawaii. In some ways, the Punahou and Carmel schools have many similarities.
Ponahou is on the outskirts of Honolulu and Carmel rests on the border of Indianapolis. Each have glittering alumni bases. And maybe most well known is President Barack Obama class of But here are two major differences.
And the boys swimming team saw its consecutive championship streak halted at No one can predict the end of the Carmel reign in the pool. The Director When Chris Plumb was looking for a college to swim competitively and a place to obtain success in the classroom, the Buffalo, New York native fell for Indiana University. The biology major also fell in love with his future wife, Emily, a state champion diver from Pike.
Soon, after graduation, he discovered the depth of the swimming programs at Carmel. There is a winning culture throughout the high school and community.
There are over participants that belong to the Carmel Swim Club, which uses the high school pool when the high school teams are idle. The girls have won back-to-back national championships where state championship times are compared and counted. Sensational Juniors They started leaving their footprints as freshmen, or — as the case with most swimmers — as youngsters in youth programs.
Now, Claire Adams and Veronica Burchill are chasing national headlines with their swimming capers. Not only did each pocket numerous relay and individual championships in the state meet, but each qualified for the National Junior Team with their showing at Greensboro, North Carolina in December.
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Adams recorded the third best time in U. It has been a remarkable journey for both families. For both families, the setting at Carmel has been a perfect match. And the coaches have been great.
They are so dedicated to the kids. They will do the extra thing for their kids. Last year, Claire shattered state records in the meter freestyle and meter backstroke. Astonishingly, her time in the meter backstroke was 13 seconds under the winning time in the first state meet 40 years ago. Veronica was a member of three Carmel championship relay teams in and has took home seven first-place finishes in her two seasons of high school competition.
Meanwhile, there is another budding Sisters of Swim star in the Burchill family. Little sister, Sammie, is turning in spectacular numbers in the backstroke arena.
The Arizona Transfer When Brent Bilquist was looking to move his family from Arizona to Central Indiana two years ago, he knew there was a top priority for his daughter, Amy. Bilquist, who had worked for Kroger in Missouri and Minnesota, knew he needed to find the right swimming program for his youngest child.
Amy had migrated from the volleyball court to the swimming pool and the family desired the right pool. It has been easy to be accepted. The future University of California-Berkley swimmer has turned heads both in Indiana and the country. She scored big in the and-under junior nationals in California last summer, winning the 50 and meter freestyles and the meter backstroke.
All three girls will draw attention as they move to competing for the American team in the Rio De Janeiro Olympics. I cannot repay them for all the stuff they do for us every day. It is just fun to think about it. It takes a village of swimmers. For instance, major contributors this season have included junior Kendall Smith, sophomore Emma Nordin and freshman Trude Rothrock. Plumb appreciates the entire roster.