Swimmers (from left) Declan Jenkins (H2O), Bray Warren (H2O), Connor Schiller (Batesville), Duke Miller (Batesville), Salvador Schutte (H2O), Ari Alderman (H2O) and Ailey Jones (Batesville) wait for their chance to swim. (Submitted photo)

 

Picture #4 – Coach John Schutte encouraging Natalee Crawford (H2O)

 

Picture #5 – H2O Team Photo
Swimmers (from left) Declan Jenkins (H2O), Bray Warren (H2O), Connor Schiller (Batesville), Duke Miller (Batesville), Salvador Schutte (H2O), Ari Alderman (H2O) and Ailey Jones (Batesville) wait for their chance to swim. (Submitted photo) Picture #4 – Coach John Schutte encouraging Natalee Crawford (H2O) Picture #5 – H2O Team Photo
The Hoosier Hills Otters swim team won its third-straight championship at the 43rd annual Southeastern Indiana Swimming Association (SEISA) Conference Championship held at Madison Junior High School on Saturday, June 29.

The championship meet is a day-long event where swimmers compete in two separate sessions. The morning session was for swimmers ages five through 10, and ages 11 through 18 swam in the afternoon session. Athletes who finished in first through 12th earned points for their team.

The final scores for the meet were: H2O, 2,829; Greensburg, 1,432; Batesville, 1,270; Milan, 1,041; Switzerland County, 604; Hidden Valley, 500; and Jennings County, 322.

H2O had 99 athletes participate in 323 total events in the meet with 277 of them scoring in the top 12, including 42 who were named conference champs. There were 20 relays ranging in age from 7-8 to 15-18. H2O was crowned relay champions in 12 out of the 20 races and runner-up in 7 of the 20 races.

“It was a great day for the Otters and our coaches couldn’t be more pleased with the performance of the entire H20 team,” Head coach John Schutte said. “Every swimmer was in scoring position … an outstanding team effort. All their hard work paid off. We are so very proud of every swimmer’s determination to improve individually and work together to win as a team.”

In addition to having an outstanding day as a team, the H2O team had several athletes who set SEISA conference records:

Team Relay SEISA Records:

13-14 Boys 200 Medley Relay Team of Charlie Furlow, Justin Banks, Liam Roney, Peyton Ford – 1:54.84 (1:56.19 old record held by H2O, 2018)

15-18 Boys 200 Medley Relay Team of Carter Schutte, Jack Kelsey, Trenton Schmidt, Matthew Banks – 1:47.72 (1:49.26 old record held by Decatur County, 2001)

13-14 Boys 200 Free Relay Team of Charlie Furlow, Liam Roney, Peyton Ford, Justin Banks - 1:42.10 (1:45.19 old record held by Jennings County, 2010)

Individual SEISA Records:

10 & U Boys: 50 Breaststroke – Nash King – 37.95 (38.54 old record held by Bradley Fortuna, Jennings County, 2001)

13-14 Boys: 50 Breaststroke – Justin Banks – 30.32 (34.10 old record held by Eoin McMahon, H2O, 2016)

13-18 Boys: 100 Backstroke – Carter Schutte – 58.68 (1:00.94 old record held by Matthew Banks, H2O, 2018)

10 & U Boys: 50 Butterfly – Nash King – 30.49 (31.89 old record held by Dean Fox, South Dearborn, 1993)

13-14 Boys: 50 Butterfly – Justin Banks – 27.06 (27.64 old record held by Noah Haessig, Milan, 2016)

10 & U Boys: 100 Freestyle – Nash King – 1:05.38 (1:07.37 old record held by Bill McKeand, Jennings County, 1995)

10 & U Boys: 100 Individual Medley – Nash King – 1:14.59 (1:17.49 old record held by Bradley Fortuna, Jennings County, 2001)

Members of the H2O 2019 SEISA Championship Team are: Ari Alderman, Robbi Alderman, Callie Anderson, Casey Anderson, Justin Banks, Matthew Banks, Ava Barnes, Penelope Bibbs, Luke Bryant, Alie Burch, Evan Cammack, Ava Canida, Lilly Canida, Bladyn Cardinal, Charlyi Cardinal, Beckham Cornelius, Brooklyn Cornelius, Tristan Crabtree, Belle Crawford, Haylee Crawford, Natalee Crawford, Raygan Crawford, Riley Crawford, Darcie Diem, Evan Eaglin, Jonah Eaglin, Thomas Eaglin, Addison Elliott, Chandler Elliott, Cooper Elliott, Annalise Ford, Peyton Ford, Becky Foster, Emily Foster, Charlie Furlow, Claire Gage, Lauren Gage, Juliet Gardner, Luke Gardner, Caleb Geary, Cole Goodknight, Maddie Guirguis, Sophie Guirguis, Megan Hardin, Autumn Hedgepeth, Tabetha Jameison, Declan Jenkins, Savannah Jenkins, Avery Johnson, Brogan Johnson, Shea Johnson, Tayleigh Johnson, Connor Kahn, Jack Kelsey, Owain Kelsey, Poppy Kelsey, Ellie Kempton, Hadlee King, Nash King, Garrett Klein, Graham Klein, Preston Kuppler, Reilly Kuppler, Alexa Miner, Violet Miner, Emily Nay, Amiah Owen, Madden Owens, Annalise Roney, Kyle Roney, Liam Roney, Andie Royce-Miller, Lauren Schafer, Trenton Schafer, Allison Schmidt, Matthew Schmidt, Trenton Schmidt, Alejandra Schutte, Carter Schutte, Salvador Schutte, Santiago Schutte, Camdyn Sever, Claire Shaffer, Maggie Stivers, Andrew Stoner, Trinity Stoner, Alyssa Storm, Ethan Storm, Max Thompson, Charlie Vaughn, Matthew Vaughn, Alex Wang, Bray Warren, Adalei Watson, Elena Watson, Daniel Whitley, Leighton Wielgoszinski, Charlotte Willhite, Miriam Willhite, Julia Worcester, Emma Wynn, Reagan Wynn, Jade Yount

“Thank you to our coaches, board, and swim families who make things happen each day to help us succeed. The future of the Madison area swimming is in good shape,” Schutte said. “We would also like to thank Madison Junior High School for an incredible facility which allows us to practice and host meets such as this. We hosted roughly 400 swimmers and their families on Saturday.”

H2O will spend the month of July wrapping up its summer season. The Otters will be starting their fall/winter season in early September. Anyone interested in joining the club should follow the team Facebook page (H2O Swim Club) for registration information.