A league swim meet brought plenty of outsiders into Mount Airy, to the pleasure of the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber President Betty Ann Collins called Friday “an unbelievable day” as Reeves Community Center hosted the Blue Ridge Swim League’s season-ending event.
The chamber’s Esther Johnson assisted visitors at the office on Main Street this weekend.
“We had a lot of kids around on Friday and a lot of people in town,” Johnson said.
“Saturday, I came up the street and as I got close to the community center, there were cars everywhere,” she said.
Johnson said more than 300 people passed through the chamber on Friday and about 270 on Saturday.
She praised Reeves for bringing in tourism dollars with its many sporting events.
As for the event itself, final results were supposed to be available Monday, but RCC has bumped that release date due to “discrepancies” with some swimmers.
Cathy Kloukey, aquatics program supervisor, said Monday that there were eligibility issues that affected the final rankings.
Kloukey didn’t go into details on the issues, but these could concern either a swimmer competing in the wrong age group or a swimmer not qualifying for the meet beforehand.
According to the website for the local swim team, the Reeves Rapids, swimmers can only compete in the league finale if they have taken part in at least two regular-season events.
Look for more details, and the final results, from the swim meet in a future issue of The News.
Reach Jeff Linville at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 719-1920.