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Unbeaten Waves win two meets to improve to 7-0

The Lombard Waves are closing in on what could be an undefeated regular season.
The Waves improved their DuPage Swim and Dive Conference record to 7-0 with a 364-266 victory over the Hanover Park Sailfish on Saturday at Paradise Bay Water Park. Three days earlier, the Waves earned a 438-203 win over the Bloomingdale Barracudas.
Lombard will try to raise its record to 8-0 in tonight’s meet at Woodridge. The Waves will not compete on Saturday. They will finish the 10-meet regular season with a July 8 home meet against Glendale Heights and a July 11 contest against the Butterfield Bullfrogs at the Butterfield Park District pool.
Five Waves won multiple individual races during Saturday’s meet against the Sailfish. Grace Schwieters won four individual events in the 13-14 girls division. Libby Haxton swam to three victories in the 9-10 girls level, while Christopher Bajda delivered three individual wins in the 9-10 boys division. Leah Grivetti (8-and-under girls) and Matthew Gollins (11-12 boys) each won two races.
In addition to winning 33 of 58 individual events against Hanover Park, Lombard swimmers won 13 of the meet’s 20 relay races.
The Villa Park Mariners squared off against the Butterfield Bullfrogs in Saturday’s meet at Jefferson Pool. The Bullfrogs outscored the Mariners 365-291.
Jack Burns of the 13-14 boys level and Ethan Wallace (15-18 boys) each provided three individual wins against Butterfield. Maggie Connelly earned two wins in the 13-14 girls division, while Melissa Johnston claimed a pair of first-place finishes in 15-18 girls competition.
Two of the Villa Park swimmers who won multiple individual events on Saturday swim in the 8-and-under boys division. Filip Palutkiewicz won the 50-meter freestyle and 25-meter breaststroke races, while Jake Koterba won the 25-meter butterfly and 25-meter backstroke events. Jack Wentworth of the 13-14 level added two wins in freestyle races—the 50- and 100-meter events.
The Mariners won 11 of the 20 relay races contested during the battle against Butterfield.
Villa Park will swim a home meet against Itasca tonight. The Mariners will conclude the 2015 regular season with a meet at Hanover Park on July 8 and a July 11 home meet against Wood Dale.