The Hudson Explorers Aquatics Team raced to a second-place overall finish at the recent Jim Scullion Age Group Showdown, which took place 18-19 at Lakewood High School.

"I thought the team’s performance was phenomenal," HEAT age-group head coach Josh Forsythe said. "A solid Saturday morning prelim session led to a number of second swims and one of the best finals’ team performances I’ve been a part of."

Separately, both the girls’ and boys’ teams finished third. Ava Sawicki, 12, led the girls’ team by scoring 110 points. On the boys’ side, Alex Gallagher, 14, led the way with 113 points. Gallagher also set a team record in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1 minute, 59.27 seconds.

"I was most proud of the way we supported each other," Forsythe said. "Every single race, there were HEAT swimmers at the far end of the pool cheering on teammates."

In addition, the following HEAT swimmers earned top-eight finishes in individual events:

Girls;

• Sara Baylor, 13, 200 butterfly, first, 2:24.77; 200 backstroke, second, 2:15.75; 200 IM, second, 2:20.46; 100 backstroke, third, 1:05.39; and 100 freestyle, fifth, 59.37;

• Natalie Brindley, 14, 200 butterfly, second, 2:35.39; 100 freestyle, third, 57.89; 200 IM, third, 2:21.83; 100 backstroke, fourth, 1:06.08; 100 butterfly, fifth, 1:06.94; and 50 freestyle, fifth, 26.93;

• Gigi Falke, 11, 100 butterfly, third, 1:09.10; 100 backstroke, fourth, 1:08.64; 50 backstroke, sixth, 33.08; 100 freestyle, seventh, 1:03.90; and 50 butterfly, seventh, 32.23;

• Maya Metzler, 13, 100 breaststroke, third, 1:15.31; 200 butterfly, third, 2:41.15; 500 freestyle, fourth, 5:52.99; and 200 backstroke, sixth, 2:27.81;

• Celine Omega, 13, 100 butterfly, fourth, 1:06.21; and 200 breaststroke, seventh, 2:55.42;

• Rachel Porter, 10, 500 freestyle, third, 6:45.39; and 200 freestyle, sixth, 2:30.97;

• Sawicki, 12, 100 butterfly, first, 1:03.85; 200 breaststroke, first, 2:56.83; 200 IM, first, 2:22.94; 100 breaststroke, second, 1:20.08; 200 freestyle, second, 2:05.58; and 50 backstroke, third, 32.47;

• Aiyana Womack, 9, 100 backstroke, fourth, 1:16.24; 500 freestyle, fourth, 6:46.03; 200 IM, fifth, 2:56.29; 50 breaststroke, sixth, 43.13; 100 breaststroke, eighth, 1:38.43; and 50 butterfly, eighth, 35.13;

• Amiya Womack, 11, 50 freestyle, third, 28.23; 100 freestyle, fifth, 1:03.47; and 100 butterfly, eighth, 1:13.07;

• Emily Yorkievitz, 13, 200 backstroke, third, 2:22.32; 500 freestyle, third, 5:52.17; 200 freestyle, fourth, 2:09.51; and 100 freestyle, sixth, 59.38;

Boys;

• Ben Ackerman, 10, 200 freestyle, third, 2:32.24; 50 breaststroke, third, 41.00; 50 freestyle, fifth, 32.26; 100 backstroke, sixth, 1:21.14; and 100 breaststroke, seventh, 1:35.21;

• Ian Cho, 10, 50 breaststroke, first, 38.59; 100 butterfly, third, 1:13.91; 100 freestyle, third, 1:07.28; 50 freestyle, third, 31.21; 500 freestyle, third, 6:18.98; and 50 butterfly, fourth, 34.06;

• Iason Cho, 14, 100 breaststroke, second, 1:07.57; 100 freestyle, third, 53.95; 200 backstroke, third, 2:05.71; 200 freestyle, third, 1:57.23; 500 freestyle, third, 5:15.40; and 50 freestyle, sixth, 24.78;

• Alex Gallagher, 14, 100 backstroke, first, 57.56; 200 backstroke, first, 2:00.66; 200 freestyle, first, 1:53.38; 200 IM, first, 1:59.27; 500 freestyle, second, 5:14.67; and 50 freestyle, third, 23.96;

• Noah Holtz, 13, 500 freestyle, sixth, 5:49.92; and 100 breaststroke, seventh, 1:15.56;

• Nicholas Hoover, 11, 100 butterfly, sixth, 1:25.05;

• Aiden Luczywo, 12, 100 breaststroke, third, 1:15.50; 200 freestyle, fourth, 2:08.73; 100 backstroke, fifth, 1:07.77; 200 breaststroke, fifth, 2:44.31; 50 freestyle, fifth, 27.70; and 50 butterfly, seventh, 30.6;

• Patrick Newyear, 12, 200 IM, fifth, 2:37.36;

• Cameron Oddenino, 12, 200 IM, fourth, 2:33.71;

• Ivan Reber, 12, 50 backstroke, sixth, 32.88; 200 freestyle, seventh, 2:18.55; and 100 breaststroke, eighth, 1:24.38;

• Nolan Tanner, 14, 100 butterfly, third, 1:00.6; 200 IM, third, 2:10.96; 100 freestyle, fourth, 54.30; and 50 freestyle, fourth, 24.43; and

• Paul Yorkievitz, 13, 200 butterfly, eighth, 2:32.77.