The stage is set.
The Overlee Flying Fish and Chesterbrook Tiger Sharks, each 4-0, will meet in a final regular-season showdown July 20 to determine the Division 1 champion of the Northern Virginia Swimming League.
That clash is set for 9 a.m. at Overlee. Chesterbrook is the three-time defending champion, with Overlee finishing second each year. The reverse order has been the case many times as well.
Each team improved to 4-0 with home wins July 13. Overlee defeated the Tuckahoe Tigers, 225-195, and Chesterbrook, which has won 19 straight matches, routed the Highlands Whomping Turtles, 274-146.
For Overlee in that win, double winners were Brian Kinsella, Evan Ingraham, Grace Callahan, Kate Bailey, Frederick Papadopoulos, Ceci Yen and Billy Weber. Single winners were Ryan York, Sofia Hess, Mary Kate Reicherter, Moira Kinsella, Aida Young, Kayle Park and Sully Portner.
Weber broke a 24-year-old team record in the 11-12 breaststroke (36.46). Reicherter broke a 28-year-old pool record in the 15-18 backstroke (29.82)
The meet was close from the start. After freestyle events, Overlee led 49-41, was ahead 99-81 after back and 149-121 after breast. The teams each won six relays.
* In Division 3 of the NVSL on July 13, the Donaldson Run Thunderbolts also improved to 4-0 with a 266-154 road victory over Vienna Woods to clinch at least a share of the title. Donaldson Run can finish 5-0 with a win home win over Hunter Mill on July 20.
In the win over Vienna Woods, Sean Conley broke two of his own former team records in 50 freestyle and 50 backstroke with times of 24.26 and 27.32, respectively.
Double winners for Donaldson Run were James Madden, Charlie Greenwood, Michael Maloney, Jack Tsuchitani, Andrew Meighan, Annika Ledford, Rachel Conley, Diya Redburn and Grace Jansen. Single winners were Sloan Stafford, Charlie Taylor, Hank Holley, Sean Conley, Hayden Hill, Jimmy Egan, Thomas Rodman, Eleanor Wertzler, Emma Hutchison, Yvelisse Cabocel, Keegan Clark, Evelyn Maloney and Ryan Clark.
Donaldson Run won 10 relay
Earlier last week, Donaldson Run won the Division 3 Relay Carnival and set six new team records.
The records were: the girls 18-under 200 freestyle mixed-age (1:59.71), the girls 8-under 100 medley (1:29.31), the boys 8-under 100 medley (1:29.67), the boys 15-18 200 medley (1:51.13), the boys 13-14 200 free (1:49.49) and the boys 15-18 200 free (1:39.46).
* In Division 7 of the NVSL on July 13, the Dominion Hills Warriors (2-2) defeated visiting Mosby Woods, 253-166, and the Arlington Forest Tigers (0-4) lost to host Waynewood, 271-149.
For Dominion Hills, double winners were Pax Christensen, Alaina Desautels, Anna LeNard, Nate LeNard, Alex Moustafa, Maia Shattuck, Gavin Simpson and Clara Smith. Single winners were Luke Anzaldi, Colin Beckner, Keaghan Fahle, Vivian Fatouros, Asher Langsdale, Josh Long, Kian McMahon, Sarah Newman and Henry Smith.
First time A-meet swimmers were Chloe Lomas, Cayleigh Beckner and Jack Berecz.
The girls 13-14 medley relay set a team record of 1:02.41.
For Arlington Forest, double winners were Bella Foshay, Emmy Gallion and Brooke Weiser. Single winners were Jonah Mohr, Sabrina Saunders, Alex Hans, Eli Martin, Patrick Donovan, Dylan Tallis, Ben Tsai, Gabby Valencia, Jack Nickerson and Riley Bransford.
Arlington Forest faces winless Mosby Woods in its final meet on July 20.
* In the Colonial Swimming League on July 13, the Fort Myer Squids (3-2) lost to host Manorgate, 313-138, in White Division action and the Knights of Columbus Holy Mackerels (1-4) earned their first win, topping visiting Burke Centre, 263.5-187.5, in the Red Division
For Fort Myer, Diego Ramos won four races and Cyrus Beauvais, Maya Ramos and Evelyn Logsdon won three each. Clara McCarthy, Ella Jabo, Dylan Rickert and Patrick Jiminez were single winners.
For the Holy Mackrels, double winners were Ashley Deabler and McGrath Marsh each won four races. Azmera Bebre was a triple winner. Double winners were Audrey Conway, Arriam Gebre, Nicholas Cecil and John Parfomak and Kasper Parfomak. Single winners were James Miller, Zachary Black, Lucas Moreno, Elizabeth Miller, Claudia Moneymaker, Sofia Gyor and Natalie Cecil.
* In Country Club Swimming and Division Association action, the Washington Golf and Country Club Lightning defeated Manor, 349-137. Two other meets for Washington Golf have been postponed because of weather,
Against Manor, triple winners were Arya Bhargava, Michael Steves, Madeleine Steves, William Lepre and Josie Gieseman. Double winners were Keira Gutierrez, Lucas Zidlicky and Oliver Gooch. Single winners were Jack Carman, Charlotte Thomson, Carden Nolan, Lily Darcey, Petie Nassetta, Thomas Outlaw, Francesca BonSalle, Phinn BonSalle, Charlotte Wilhite, Mary Kathryn Zidlicky, Nick Zochowski and Caroline Otteni.
Washington Golf has three meets this week.