LAUREL – The Hayburns have the Midas touch.
Brothers Jimmy and Joseph Hayburn combined to win five events Saturday during the Prince-Mont Swim League All-Stars meet at the West Arundel Swim Club.
The Bowie residents compete for the Whitehall Pool and Tennis swim team and are coached by their mother Teri and sister Annie.
Jimmy, a rising senior at St. Mary’s-Annapolis who competes in the 15-18 boys’ age group, captured first place honors in the 50-meter butterfly and the 100m freestyle events. He also finished second in the 50m backstroke.
Meanwhile, Joseph, who competes in the 13-14 boys’ age group, captured first place honors in the 50m butterfly, 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke events.
“Joseph has such a hunger to keep getting better and he’s a very hard worker,” said Whitehall head coach Teri Hayburn, whose sons Luke and Patrick also competed on Saturday.
Jimmy Hayburn said he enjoys the fact that he gets to spend time with his mother at the pool.
“She really makes the whole sport fun,” he said. “She’s a phenomenal mother and coach.”
Jimmy and Joseph were also part of the boys’ graduated freestyle relay team that captured first place honors along with Omar Mourad and Brett Padfield.
“We really have a fantastic group of families,” said Teri Hayburn. “I’m very grateful. I feel blessed to be coaching.”
Swimming has provided a “great family environment” according to Jimmy Hayburn, a two-sport star who also competes in lacrosse at St. Mary’s-Annapolis.
“I was recruited by different schools for lacrosse earlier on in my high school career,” he said.
Navy, Loyola, Georgetown, Boston College and Army are among the collegiate swim programs that Jimmy Hayburn is considering.
“I’d like to make sure I visit the schools,” he said, “and hopefully make a decision sooner than later.”
Evan Bearman, a recent Wheaton High School graduate, also competed in the meet on Saturday and although he did'nt capture gold he watched his Strathmore Bel Pre Dolphins teammate earn two first-place awards.
Carson Taylor, who attends Washington Christian Academy, captured first place honors in both the 13-14 backstroke and individual medley events.
“I was really impressed,” said Bearman. “I don’t think he lost at all this season. He’s pretty good.”
Taylor, who attends Washington Christian Academy in Olney, outclassed the competition according to Strathmore Bel Pre head coach Terry Kominski.
“He did really, really well,” said Kominski. “I thought he outperformed the people. He had a good day.”
Kominski also noted that several Dolphins turned in top six performances including her nephew, Tyler Kominski, along with Asa Virga, Erik Staggs and David Dorsey.