WYTHEVILLE, Va. — The conference swim meets were held in Wytheville over the weekend, and it was the Elkin Wet Lightning who struck when it counted the most.
The two-day event started on Friday and ended on Saturday night, with the Elkin Wet Lightning crushing its other five competitors. The Wet Lightning defeated the Dobson Dolphins by more than 600 points with a combined team score of 2,141. The real race was between the Dolphins and the Galax Maroon Tide, with the Dolphins edging the Tide by less than 50 points.
It marks the end of the season for the Wet Lightning, and Oz Prim’s 30th year as a coach for swimming in Elkin.
The season started off on a high note, but took a turn when tragedy struck when Zach Myers, the husband of one of the coaches was shot. A benefit was held last month for Myers as he was recovering, which appeared to bring a team that only comes together every spring and summer closer than ever.
Many of the swimmers are now ready to go their separate ways to prepare for competition in the fall for their respective high schools. They’ll look to recapture the magic though when lightning strikes again next spring.
Ryan DeCosta can be reached at 336-258-4052 or via Twitter @rsdecosta.