YOUTH SWIMMING: Southwest Swim Club competes at two Regional Championships

Photo courtesy of Connie Dunn Members of the Southwest Swim Club pose for a photo after recently competing at a pair of Regional Championships. Back Row (L to R): Lydia Hurst, Nyssa Bentz, Paige Milstead, Mansi Bell, Maddie Larson, Holly Netzley, Ryan Botsford, Austin Dunn. Front Row (L to R): Kaylie Stucke, Emma Beavers, Alex Larson, Hailey Brandt, Alli Kopitski, Taylor Brandt, Autumn Deutz. Not Pictured: Yasha Sleiter and Nicholas Dunn.

MARSHALL – The Southwest Swim Club attended two championship level meets in March. The Minnesota Achievement Championships were held for swimmers with a verifiable time that is slower than a “B” time standard on March 3-4 at three locations in Minnesota. SSC attended the Minnesota Achievement Championship meet in Alexandria, where over 500 swimmers competed. SSC had one athlete competing in eight individual events. Of those events, SSC had eight personal bests.

Six Minnesota Regional Championships were held for swimmers with a “B” time standard or faster but slower than the “champ” (state) time standard on March 9-11. SSC attended the Minnesota Regional Championship meet in Hutchinson where over 450 swimmers competed. SSC had 16 athletes competing in 89 individual events and three relay teams. Of those events, SSC had 49 personal bests and three regional event champions. Regional event champions were: Hailey Brandt (13-14 Girls 100 IM), Nyssa Bentz (15-16 Girls 100 Breast), and Nicholas Dunn (15-16 Boys 200 Back).

SSC swimmers qualifying for and attending the Minnesota Age Group State Championships on March 22-25 in Rochester are Emma Beavers and Hailey Brandt.

Minnesota Achievement Championship Meet Results:

Botsford, Ryan (11): *100 Back (1:28.59, 6th), *100 Breast (1:47.25), *100 Free (1:17.97), *200 Free (2:51.15), *200 IM (3:29.43), *50 Free (34.90), *50 Back (40.46), *50 Breast (49.73)

Minnesota Regional Championship Meet Results:

Beavers, Emma (12): *50 Free (20.19), *200 Breast (2:55.33, 7th), *100 IM (1:13.90), *50 Breast (35.98, 2nd), *100 Free (1:05.39), *100 Breast (1:19.44, 5th)

Bell, Mansi (12): *200 Breast (3:09.60), 100 Back (1:15.17), *100 IM (1:17.57), *200 Free (2:17.40, 7th), *200 IM (2:43.46), 100 Free (1:03.65), *200 Back (2:36.00, 8th)

Bentz, Nyssa (15): 100 Breast (1:13.50, 1st), *200 Free (2:02.29, 3rd), 100 Back (1:05.56, 3rd), 200 IM (2:23.55, 4th)

Brandy, Hailey (13): *100 IM (1:04.42, 1st), *200 Fly (2:24.61, 2nd), *100 Back (1:05.49, 5th), 200 IM (2:24.25, 5th), 500 Free (5:35.89, 3rd), 100 Fly (1:05.82, 7th), *100 Free (56.80, 4th)

Brandt, Taylor (8): *50 Free (39.94, 5th), *100 IM (1:44.54, 7th), *50 Breast (55.21), 100 Free (1:33.90), 50 Fly (50.39, 4th)

Deutz, Autumn (10): 50 Free (34.49), *100 Back (1:29.35), 50 Breast (47.90), *50 Back (39.82), 100 Free (1:22.99),*100 Breast (1:46.38)

Dunn, Austin (12): 100 Fly (1:17.61, 5th), 100 Back (1:13.29, 6th), *200 Free (2:20.39, 5th), *200 IM (2:44.57, 7th), 50 Back (35.72, 7th), *200 Back (2:34.17, 4th), *500 Free (6:06.59, 6th)

Dunn, Nicholas (16): *100 Fly (1:00.80, 4th), *100 Free (56.19), *200 Back (2:15.40, 1st)

Hurst, Lydia (15): *50 Free (27.20, 6th), *1650 Free (20:13.82, 3rd), *200 Free (2:08.57), *100 Fly (1:07.26), *100 Free (59.57, 7th)

Kopitski, Alli (14): 200 Free (2:19.16), 100 Back (1:13.32), 200 IM (2:39.55), *500 Free (6:06.88), *100 Free (1:03.14), *200 Back (2:38.31)

Larson, Alex (11): 50 Free (32.65), *100 Back (1:21.30), *100 IM (1:21.84), *50 Back (36.90), 50 Fly (36.99)

Larson, Maddie (14): 50 Free (29.78), *100 IM (1:10.48), 100 Breast (1:16.21, 6th), 200 Free (2:16.36), *200 IM (2:28.97), *200 Breast (2:45.50, 6th), 100 Free (1:03.62)

Milstead, Paige (13): *400 IM (5:37.47), 50 Free (30.92), 100 Breast (1:24.67), *500 Free (6:04.91), 200 Breast (3:00.74), 200 Back (2:45.00), *1000 Free (12:52.35)

Netzley, Holly (13): 50 Free (28.40), *100 IM (1:15.08), 100 Breast (1:23.47), 200 Free (2:28.19), *100 Free (1:02.42)

Sleiter, Yasha (7): *50 Back (53.19)

Stucke, Kaylie (14): 50 Free (27.99), 200 Free (2:07.15, 5th), 500 Free (5:38.16, 4th), 100 Free (1:00.61), 1000 Free (11:54.29, 4th)

13-14 Girls 400 Free Relay (Hailey Brandt, Kaylie Stucke, Maddie Larson, Holly Netzley): 4:01.78 – 3rd

13-14 Girls 200 Medley Relay (Alli Kopitski, Maddie Larson, Hailey Brandt, Kaylie Stucke): 2:06.08 – 7th

13-14 Girls 200 Free Relay (Kaylie Stucke, Holly Netzley, Alli Kopitski, Maddie Larson): 1:53.80 -7th

*Denotes Personal Best

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