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2013 Swim Team Season
Posted on Sep 12th, 2013

The swim team finished its 3
rd season at the end of July with the kids challenging parents and coaches to races after the end-for-season party – we have a suspicion that some of the adults were shocked to get BEAT by the kids! That is a beautiful thing. The team grew to 43 kids this season and we were able to introduce all sorts of things to enable fun and help the kids (and parents) learn a thing or two about competing in the pool. The kids ages ranged from 3yrs (believe it!) to 15yrs and there was fun, fun and more fun. The team competed in meets home-and-away against teams from The Crossings and Berewick. All of the kids worked hard in practices all summer and showed remarkable improvement. Top 3 place winners in the Championship meet were: Carly Arnone, Kensi Bellar, Hailey Betts, Cassidy Buffett, Nia Carter, Kaitlyn Cunningham, Kiya Macedo, Chloe McVeigh, Jared McVeigh, Caleb Miller, Noah Miller, Kathryn Smith, Tommy Soriano, Sam Sturm, Sydney Sturm, Hannah Tankersly, Sophia Tygh, Dylan Wascher, and Kamryn Wascher.
At the Swim-A-Thon event in July, the kids collectively swam 26.5 miles (for real!) over the course of 2hrs. Truly an amazing dis-play of stamina and will-power … all the popsicles and the pizza helped too! Kids swam anywhere from 6 lengths to 132 lengths (that’s over 2 miles for people scoring at home).
The team introduced the Barnabas scholarship this season and we awarded these to kids in each age-group with the most best-times. Winners were: 6u, Dylan Wascher; 7-and-8, Hannah Tankersly; 9-and-10, Carson Crocker; 11-and-12, Sydney Sturm; 13-and-14, Sophia Tygh; 15-to-18, Caleb Miller. Thanks to St. Barnabas Anglican Church for being so supportive of the program.