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For Immediate Release: August 3, 2011

Chinquapin Wahoos Swim Team Completes Successful 2011 Season

The Chinquapin Wahoos, a summer swim team coordinated by the City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, finished in third place in the Colonial Swim League, marking the first winning season for the team in more than a decade. 
At the Gold Divisional Swim Meet on Saturday, July 24, the Wahoos 8 & under Boys, 8 & under Girls and 11-12 Girls walked away with first place in their age groups against five other CSL Gold Division teams including Arlington Knights of Columbus, Glen Cove, Chase Club, Saratoga and Sugarland Run. Other notable achievements for the 2011 season include:
Most Improved Swimmers (Boys and Girls)

  • 6&U: Mikal Helm and Gigi Katsock
  • 8&U: Benjamin An and Stephanie Curtis
  • 9-10: Jonah Rashidfarokhy and Marisol Kent
  • 11-12: Rodrigo Teran and Medina Helms
  • 13-14: Cameron Evans and Sarah Kent
  • 15-18: Luis Teran and Kayla Shoemaker

Coachs’ Award

  • 6&U: Jack McLaury and Allison While
  • 8&U: Simon Taylor and Alexis Garcia
  • 9-10: Malik Gizaw and Symantha Shackelford
  • 11-12: Ian Do andCaroline Hill
  • 13-14: Jason Filios and Emma Schutzius
  • 15-18: Kenan Grier and Emily Dooley

High Point Award

  • 6&U: Boadie Lauinger and Jocelyn Teran
  • 8&U: Will McLaury and Holly Matthews
  • 9-10: Lutfi LaSida and Anastasia Shiels
  • 11-12: Dylan Garcia and Ava Hanson
  • 13-14: Austin Do and Maddy Dooley
  • 15-18: Adrian Padilla-Crisostomo and Charlotte Sackett

Most Valuable Players

  • Lutfi LaSida and Ava Hanson

Most First Place Swim Wins

  • Will McLaury: 23
  • Holly Matthews and Lutfi LaSida: 19
  • Stasia Shiels: 18
  • Andrea Padilla-Crisostomo: 14
  • Ava Hanson: 12
  • Austin Do: 10
  • Ronan Lauinger: 10

Brian Schutzius Memorial Team Spirit Award

  • Emily Dooley
  • The McLaury Family

The Bob and Sheryl Vann Volunteer Award

  • Suzanne Doggett
  • Jules and Davis Greenwood
  • Jay Kenny
  • Maria Filios
  • Lolo LaSida
  • Debra Yniguez

For additional information on the Wahoos swim program and additional youth sports leagues and activities, visit

1108 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 703.838.6344

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James B. Spengler