Being on a winning team is as rewarding and challenging for a competitive swimmer as it is for an athlete performing in any other sport. For the third consecutive summer season, Alexa Fults has been on the winning side with the Manchester MAKOS Swim Team. On July 12, the MAKOS competed in the Race League summer program, winning the championship meet.
The meet was held at the Fowler Center on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee. In a bold team effort, the MAKOS netted 2053 points, topping swim teams from Shelbyville, Sewanee, Fayetteville, Athens, Winchester, Tullahoma, Lawrence County, Marshall County, and McMinnville.
Swimmers competed in individual events and chosen swimmers represented their team in freestyle and mixed medley relays. Points were awarded for first through eighth place in both individual events and team relays, the team with the highest total points walking away with the title.
Fults’ contribution to the team’s win included points for first place in the women’s 15 and over 100 SC freestyle relay, third place in the 50 SC meter butterfly, fourth place in the 100 SC meter IM, and fifth place in the 50 SC meter freestyle. Her personal gains included four medals and the satisfaction of having posted a personal best time in two events she seldom swims during major competitions, the butterfly and the IM. “If coach says you need to swim it, then you do it for the team,” said Fults.
During the 2013 Race league Championship, Fults swam on the mixed 13-14 100 SC meter medley relay team who set a meet record of 1:01.11. That record remains unbroken and is just another plus in the chain of MAKOS historical wins.