The Valdez Swim team went to the Region III Swim and Dive championships last weekend. “Our swimmers performed very well this weekend,” said coach Overduyn. “I was very pleased by their performance and the way they carried themselves.” The goal in regions is to swim fast enough to qualify for state, regions is the only chance they have. Our team did just that. They swam fast. Grace Keller Swam a 1:06.97 from a 1:10.33 putting her in a qualifying position, in her 200 IM she went from a 2:42.99 to a 2:31.93 an 11 second improvement. Rylee Norris went from a 26.88 to a 26.83 in the 50 Free and a 1:01.48 in the 100 Free to a 59.83. Chris Cummins went from a 2:26.59 in the 200 IM to a 2:21.76 having a great swim. Rowan Miller had two great swims. In the 100 Butterfly she went from 1:17.79 to a 1:11.99 and in the 100 back from a 1:13.34 to a 1:10.33. Victoria Korenev went from a 1:12.91 in the 100 free to a 1:11.32 having another great swim. Angela Alfaro went from a 37.72 to a 36.74 in the 50 free and in the 100 back from a 1:41.14 to a 1:39.29. All the kids did great including our two girls relays, our 200 medley relay went from 2:14.54, to a great 2:09.63. Our girls 200 free relay went from a 1:59.80 to a 1:54.73 where all four members set some sort of personal best.
Story courtesy of Athletic Director Lea Cockerham
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