SCHUYLKILL - Phoenixville's girl swimmers made a big splash against Upper Perkiomen Wednesday afternoon at the Mabel Pew Myrin Natatorium on the Phoenixville Area YMCA site.
Led by freshman Dana Keller and Amy Smith, the Phantoms defeated the Indians, 121-50, in a Pioneer Athletic Conference contest.
Upper Perkiomen won the boys meet, 82-10, since Phoenixville had just one entry in senior Dan McGuigan.
"We had some good swims and swam some exhibitions," said Phoenixville coach Scott Donnelly.
Donnelly talked about McGuigan.
"Dan did well," he said. "His 200 IM was a good time and the 100 breast. He swam the 100 breast as an exhibition. He's doing well, sticking to his guns. He is a senior and it is hard to do."
"Being the only one is kind of a bummer," McGuigan said. "But I have been swimming competitive since I was 6 years old. This is my 12th year since I took baby swim lessons."
Keller won the 100 butterfly and 100 breast strokes.
"She is doing well," Donnelly said. "She continues to get first place in everything she does. I am looking forward to having her swim for four years."
Keller also swam the second leg on the first event of the day, the winning 200 medley relay, with Kat Garone, Kathy Gerhart and Liz Bradford. The Phantoms' time was 2:21.36.
Smith won the 200 free in 2:26.53 and also captured the 100 free. She also anchored the winning 200 free relay and 400 free relays. She was joined on the 200 by Garone, Liz Newcomb and Sophia Good.
Bradford, Gerhart, Good and Smith teamed up on the 400 free relay.
Donnelly was also particularly happy with Makalya Eyer, who swam the 500 free for the first time and took fourth place behind the Phantoms' 1-2 combination of Good and Bradford.
"That was the swim of the day," Donnelly said. "She did back-to-back events."
Eyer swam the second leg of an exhibition team in the 200 free relay and anchored a fourth-place finish in the 400 free relay.