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Zebulon swim team finishes strong

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ZEBULON — Zebulon’s club swim team, the Dolphins, won first place in 30 events in their final meet of the regular season July 16 at Raleigh Racquet Club. They had a winner in six different age groups.

Starting with 6 years old and under, Andy Ellis won first place in the boys freestyle. Sofia Henk won first place in the girls breaststroke.

In the 7-8-year-old division, Zebulon won first place in the girls medley relay. Lucas Ramos won first place in both the boys freestyle and backstroke. He was also a member of the freestyle relay team that won first place. The girls freestyle relay team won first place as well.

In the 9-10-year-old age group, John Husted captured first place in both the boys freestyle and butterfly. Anna Bailey won first place in the girls breaststroke and she was a member of the team that won first place in the freestyle relay and the medley relay team.

In the 11-12-year-old age group, the girls medley relay team won first place. Zac Pendelton won the boys freestyle, the backstroke and the breaststroke. He was also a member of the freestyle relay team that won first place. The girls freestyle relay team also won first place. Caleb Perry finished first in the boys butterfly.

In the 13-14-year-old division, Greyson Hirsch won first place in the boys breaststroke.

In the 15-18-year-old division, Tristan Bulgin won first place in the boys freestyle, backstroke and butterfly. Bella Leahy won first place in the girls freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. She was also a member of the team that took home first place in the girls medley relay.

Overall, the Zebulon Swim Team had 55 swimmers on their roster this year. They were led by head coach Braham Glasgow and assistant coach Isabella Leahy. Glasgow is a science teacher at East Wake High School.

This year, Glascow was the head coach for East Wake’s men’s and women’s swim teams, as well as a coach for the men’s and women’s soccer programs. He spent the majority of his summers growing up participating on his local swim team and during high school he worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor, teaching children the basics of swimming.

Isabella Leahy has one year of assistant coaching experience with the Zebulon Dolphins and 11 years of swimming experience between the Zebulon Dolphins, year-round at Lifetime Athletic, and the team at East Wake High School. She has been a captain on her high school team for the past three years and attended regionals in 2018.

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