Robinson celebrates a sweep of Central League titles for Radnor

None of the members of Radnor’s swimming teams were born the last time the Raiders won the boys and girls Central League championship in the same year, and Tom Robinson was in the early stages of his storied career as head coach of the boys team.

Well, that wait is over.

Radnor swept archrival Lower Merion Tuesday aftertoon to complete an undefeated run through the league and claim both titles for the first time since 1990. The boys won, 100-77, while the girls downed the Aces, 101-82.

Both teams finished 12-0 overall and 11-0 in the Central League.

Richard Patton and Tim Caulfield had a hand in setting three Lower Merion pool records, and the Raiders established five pool marks in all to capture their second boys Central League title in three years.

“It’s a great feeling any time you can win a title,’ Robinson said. “It’s always huge. In many cases it doesn’t come along every year. When it does, it’s special.’

Patton set the pool mark in the 200 freestyle (1 minute, 49.32 seconds), while Caulfield won the 200 individual medley in a pool-record time of 2:04.44. The pair also teamed up to set pool records in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays. Greg Giannella and Brian McKeon were also on the 200 free relay, while Steve Giannella and Clayton Bowes rounded out the 400-free relay team.

Eli Avart also set the pool record in the 100 butterfly.

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