Swimming Takes Second at SCAD Invite

Swimming Takes Second at SCAD Invite

Savannah, Ga. – Lynn University stayed strong in the pool for the third consecutive day to finish second overall at the 14th Annual SCAD Invitational.  The Fighting Knights posted four NCAA B cut times while 12 personal records were set. 

Standing: 2nd of 13 teams
 Chatham Aquatic Center | Savannah, Ga. 
History at Event: Second appearance (Third place in 2017)
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  • Lynn (447) overtook Emory (416.5) by a wide margin on the final day of competition to finish second behind ninth-ranked Wingate.  Keiser (364.5) placed fourth while host SCAD (329) jumped Rollins (297) for fifth.
  • The night started off with a bang as Catalina Berraud-Galea (17:05.00) outlasted Wingate's Katie Agger in the 1650 freestyle, beating her opponent by six-tenths of a second for an NCAA B cut time.
  • Just as the 100 backstroke was impressive on day two, the 200 back was equally exciting as Anita Field swam a 2:08.84 in the 'B' finals while Laia Coma posted a mark of 2:08.25 in the 'A' finals.
  • Karolina Smylek posted the fastest 200 back time for Lynn, swimming time of 2:01.00 in the time trial to earn a NCAA B cut time.
  • Clara Monges tapped the wall in an NCAA B cut time of 52.11 in the 'B' finals of the 100 free.
  • Sarah Hughes put on another dominating display in the pool during the 200 breaststroke.  The senior beat her opponent by one and a half seconds with a NCAA B cut time of 2:18.54. 
  • Samar Khacha just missed out on a B cut time by eight-tenths of a second and finished third in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:06.18.
  • The Fighting Knights finished fourth and 10th in the 400 free relay.  Berraud-Galea, Sarah Nichols, Monges and Coma swam a time of 3:34.43 in the A final.  Smylek, Field, Khacha and Tatiana St. Juste posted a time of 3:41.48.  Lastly Aliah Maginley, Lauren McGee, Sydney Keefe and Katie Tiell swam a 3:55.27.


  • In total, Lynn recorded four event victories with eight NCAA B cut times.
  • Lynn's 400 free relay time was the third-fastest in school history.
  • Personal-record times were set by:
    • 200 fly – Khacha
    • 200 breast
    • 200 back
      • Smylek – 2:01.00
      • Field – 2:08.84
      • Keefe – 2:21.59
      • McGee – 2:30.83
    • 100 free
      • Monges 52.11
      • Nichols – 54.35
    • 1650 free – Susan Faremouth 18:41.74

Lynn battles Keiser University on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. in its first home meet of the season.  For more information, check out LynnFightingKnights.com.