Hayburns make Prince-Mont All-Star meet a family affair

  • Written by  Brandy L. Simms, photo by Mark Poetker
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josephhayburnLAUREL – The Hayburns have the Midas touch.

Brothers Jimmy and Joseph Hayburn combined to win five events Saturday during the Prince-Mont Swim League All-Star meet at the West Arundel Swim Club in Laurel.

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 competes in the 15-18 boys’ age group and captured first-place honors in the 50-meter butterfly and the 100-meter freestyle events. He also finished second in the 50-meter backstroke.

Meanwhile, Joseph, who competes in the 13-14 boys’ age group, captured first-place honors in the 50-meter butterfly, 50-meter freestyle and 50-meter 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 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 took first place along with Omar Mourad and Brett Padfield.

“We really have a fantastic group of families,” Teri said. “I’m very grateful. I feel blessed to be coaching.”

Swimming has provided a “great family environment,” said Jimmy, 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 is considering.

“I’d like to make sure I visit the schools and hopefully make a decision sooner than later,” he said.

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