The Scottsboro Swim Association will be well represented at state.

SSA will send more than 60 swimmers to the Alabama Recreation and Parks Association State Swim Championships July 26-27 in Opelika. 

The swimmers qualified for state during last weekend’s ARPA District 2 Meet at Cullman last weekend. 

Defending ARPA large-town state champion Madison dominated its way to the district team title with 1,330.5 points. Boaz was the district runner-up with 664.5 points while Scottsboro finished third (526), Cullman (462) fourth, Arab (287) fifth and Albertville (232) sixth, Guntersville (220) seventh, Decatur (112) eighth and Fort Payne (30) ninth.

“This was the most exhilarating district meet we’ve ever had,” said SSA coach Mark Richard. “We will be bringing 80% of the athletes to state, who swam at district. This is the best average SSA has ever had.”

SSA state qualifiers are Arlen Parr, Lily Turlington, Cullen Roberts, Ben Gossett, Levi Webb, Staton Robbins, Maggie Ella Robbins, Clay Giles, Paige Giles, Creed Wooden, Daisy Baker, Joseph Gardner, Les White, Luke Armour, Amelia Armour, Jake Benson, Holder Benson, Olyvia Stone, Harrison Stone, Abram Peek, Brady Peek, Noah Linville , Shelton Linville, John Dalton Sanders, Caroline Sanders, Craft Sanders, Ben Bradford, 

Zachary Strogov, Les White, Ayden Mashburn, Carter Hodges, Leila Daniels , Alice Merck, Noelle Lee, Rebekah Riddle, Brayden Bell, Jeremiah Fanning, Will Porch, Gabe Lyle, Miles Hodges, Eli, Armour, Dayra Diaz, Morelia Diaz, Shane Miley Edwards, Annabella Edwards , Cora white, Ada Benson, Lane Benson, Ryder Linville , Taylor Bell, Morgan Guttridge, Taylor Guttridge , Jacob Fanning, Baylie Giles, Trig Partin, Kaden Henderson , Reece Henderson , Dylan Phillips , Nina Gardner, Hudson Harding, Kason Henderson, Johnny Fanning, Sadie Washburn and Harbor Posey.

SSA swimmers captured gold medals in eight district meet races. 

6U Boys — Lane Benson posted a third-place bronze medal finish in the 25-yard Backstroke (25.84). 

8U Girls — Ada Benson took silver with a runner-up finishes in the 25-yard Freestyle (17.09) and the 50-yard Freestyle (38.29).

9-10 Boys —Ryder Linville won gold in the 50-yard Breaststroke (39.46 seconds) and the 50-yard Freestyle (30.06).

11-12 Boys — Ben Bradford took silver with a second-place finish in the 50-yard Freestyle (28.28) and teamed with Zachary Strogov, Joseph Gardner and Arlen Parr for a third-place bronze medal finishes in the 200-yard Medley Relay (2:19.08) and the 200-yard Freestyle Relay (2:00.29).

11-12 Girls — Lily Turlington finished third in the 50-yard Breaststroke (36.66).

13-14 Boys — Cullen Roberts won gold in the 50-yard Backstroke with a time of 27.50 seconds and finished second in the 100-yard Individual Medley (57.14). Roberts, Brady Peek, Jake Benson and Luke Armour teamed up for a bronze medal in the 200-yard Freestyle Relay (1:45.42).

13-14 Girls — Paige Giles took silver medals with runner-up finishes in the 50-yard Butterfly (28.59) and the 50-yard Backstroke (31.07).

15-18 Boys — John Dalton Sanders, Levi Webb, Staton Robbins and Ben Gossett won gold in the 200-yard Freestyle Relay (1:35.39). Gossett took silver with a second-place finish in the 50-yard Freestyle (23.47) and the 50-yard Backstroke (27.62) and bronze with a third-place finish in the 100-yard IM (1:00.54). Webb took silver in the 50-yard Breaststroke (29.74) and bronze in the 50-yard Butterfly (26.13) while Sanders took bronze in the 100-yard Freestyle (53.86). Gossett, Sanders, Webb and Clay Giles teamed up for a third-place bronze finish in the 200-yard Medley Relay (1:50.30).

15-18 Girls — Maggie Ella Robbins won four gold medals, taking first in the 100-yard Individual Medley (1:00.19), the 50-yard Freestyle (24.34), the 100-yard Freestyle (53.62) and the 200-yard Freestyle Relay (1:45.47) with teammates Olyvia Stone, Rebekah Riddle and Daisy Baker. Those same four swimmers won a bronze medal in the 200-yard Medley Relay (2:00.78). Baker also won the 50-yard Breaststroke (32.24).

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