Two improving young swim teams reached the pool on Wednesday night in an off-league duet competition at Dearborn High.
Crestwood at Dearborn High Girls Swimming Photo Gallery
The Host Pioneers ultimately came away with a 57-30 victory over Crestwood in the KLAA-WWAC Crossover Battle.
The visiting Chargers kicked off by winning the 200 QN relay with the side of Sidney Wilson, Arabella Kauffman, Noor El-Hajj and Malak Chami. The group took first place with a time of 2 minutes and 39.92 seconds. The Dearborn team of Sandy Akanan, Mia Lash, Linnea Anderson and Reem Wahab finished second in 2: 46.76.
Sydney Smith of the Pioneers won the 200 freestyle in 2: 29.57 with teammate Claire Simon in second (2: 41.0) and Yasamin Toufaily of Crestwood in third (3: 29.9).
In the 200 IM, Anderson took first place for Dearborn with a time of 2: 49.19. El-Hajj was second (2: 56.59) and Lash third (3: 15.72).
For the Pioneers, rookie Fida Bazzi sprinted for first place in the 50 freestyle with a time of 31.66. Chami was second (34.79) and Wahab third (40.87).
Lash, a freshman, won the 100 butterfly in 1: 39.28 for Dearborn.
Bazzi won her second race of the evening when she touched first place in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1: 11.84. Toufaily was second (1: 32.13) and Aya Habhab third (1: 34.72) for the Chargers.
In the 500 freestyle, Smith hit first for his second victory of the competition. The junior won with a time of 7: 03.14. Simon was second for the Pioneers in 7: 34.84.
The Dearborn team of Bazzi, Wahab, Simon and Smith won the 200 freestyle in 2: 16.65. The Crestwood team of Kauffman, Wilson, Chami and El-Hajj was second in 2: 22.69. Charger group of Habhab, Toufaily, Gabriella Ramsey and Alyssa Alrai finished third in 2: 58.54.
On the back, Akanan was first for the Pioneers in 1: 45.0 and Wilson of Crestwood was second in 1: 50.08.
Anderson won the breaststroke in 1: 29.72 and Kauffman was second in 1: 48.05.
Dearborn’s 400 freestyle relay team of Smith, Simon, Bazzi and Anderson touched down first in 4: 47.48.
The Crestwood team of Chami, Toufaily, Kauffman and El-Hajj placed second in 5: 38.35. The Pioneer team of Akanan, Lash, Ghena Eldroubi and Amany Sayed finished third in 6: 47.89.
Dearborn is set to compete again Thursday night with a double KLAA East meet at Livonia Franklin. The Pioneers will end the season with two conference games on Thursday, October 21 at home against Westland John Glenn.
The Chargers will return to the pool on Tuesday, October 19 and host Garden City, the enemy of WWAC.