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Dominion Hills wins Division 8 swimming title with 5-0 record

Team opened and ended season with road victories
Dominion Hills coaches and swimmers cheer for their teammates in the water at the team’s away meet at Canterbury Woods in Annandale in July 15 Division 8 action.

Highlighted by bookend road victories to start and end the regular season, the Dominion Hills Thunder Ducks finished 5-0 to win this summer’s Northern Virginia Swimming League Division 8 championship.

The team’s final victory was by a           217-203 score over the host Canterbury Woods C-Serpents of Annandale on July 15.

The title was the first for Dominion Hills since tying for the Division 10 championship in 2011. The 5-0 record was the team’s first since 1995, the last time the squad was an outright division winner.

Last summer, the Thunder Ducks finished 2-3 and fourth in Division 7 and dropped one spot to Division 8 for the current season.

Leading Dominion Hills in the win over Canterbury were double race-winners Jonathan Dinh, Jericho Jones, Beckett Langsdale, Asher Langsdale, Sarah Newman and Clara Smith. Single winners were Liam McGough, Tanner Langsdale, Keaghan Fahle and Griffin Langsdale.

Dominion Hills finished first, second and third in the girls age 15-18 freestyle (Sarah Newman, Alaina Desautels, Lily Woodward) the girls 15-18 backstroke (Smith, Emma Deering and Lily Woodward), the boys 11-12 butterfly (Asher Langsdale, Charlie Bentson, Alex Moustafa) and the boys 9-10 free (Liam McGough, Jancsi Aldonas and Ryland Youngdahl).