Carl Lewis stops by the Tri-County Swim meet in Cherry Hill

Once every 36 years, a local swim club hosts the Annual Burt German Tri-County Swimming Championships, the largest gathering of South Jersey athletes in one location each year. On Aug. 6 and 7, Cherry Hill’s Wexford Leas Swim Club proudly hosted the event. More than 4,000 swimmers from three counties participated.

Swimmers and their families thrilled at the appearance of Olympic Gold Medalist and champion Carl Lewis. Lewis told the children that he was once where they are now. He gave an inspirational speech that encouraged the children to always do their best.