While the Kachemak Swim Club Kings were leading going into the 13-and-over relays on Saturday at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center, the Soldotna Silver Salmon used their depth in the older age groups to overtake the Kings for the team victory, finishing with 449 points to the Kings’ 442.5.
Third place went to the Kodiak Kingfishers with 393.
The meet drew 220 competitors and also included teams from Seward and Kenai. Many of these athletes also competed in Friday Night Time Trials, featuring longer events.
The Kachemak Swim Club Kings scored 77 points to place 16th at last weekend’s Alaska Age Group Championship Swim Meet in Juneau, bettering their 2014 performance of 13 points and 21st place. Scoring 977 points, Aurora Swim Team of Anchorage slipped past Glacier Swim Club of Juneau, with 971 points, to win the team championship; Northern Lights Swim Club of Anchorage was third with 755.
The Kachemak Swim Club Kings notched 65 percent individual PRs, personal records, and 62 percent relay PRs during the club’s 2015 End of the Road Invitational at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center on Jan. 30 and 31. The meet was attended by five teams, bringing a total of 138 athletes.
The Kachemak Swim Club Kings notched 54 individual individual PRs, personal records, and 50 percent relay PRs at the Snowball Invitational in Kenai on Jan. 10.
Nine-year-old Luke Nelson won KSC Swimmer of the Meet for racing to 100 percent individual and relay PRs, earning new Age Group Championship qualifying times in the 100 IM, 1:35.81, and in leading off the victorious 9-10 200 free relay, 37.05, and a new Junior Olympic Championship qualifying time in the boys open 100 back, 1:30.23. Nelson also won the boys 9-10 100 free and placed second in two other events.
Sixteen masters swimmers competed in the first annual Kachemak Swim Club Masters Sextathlon at Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center, Dec. 20. Events contested were the 100 free, 50 fly, 50 back, 50 breast, 50 free and 100 IM.
Overall winners were determined by the lowest cumulative time for all six events.
The Kachemak Swim Club Kings notched 65 percent individual PRs, personal records, and 75 percent relay PRs at the Candy Cane Invitational in Seward on Dec. 6. Sailey Rhodes won KSC Swimmer of the Meet honors for racing to 100 percent individual and relay PRs, earning new Age Group Championship qualifying times in the girls 50 free (35.46), 100 backstroke (1:30.01) and 100 breaststroke (1:39.18), racing aggressively, and cheering on her teammates.
Some additional highlights:
The Kachemak Swim Club Kings outswam Soldotna to win the Turkey Time Invitational 504 to 408 points during Friday-Saturday competition at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center. Third place was secured by the Peninsula Piranhas with 149 points. The Anchorage YMCA also participated.
Meet highlights include the following:
Competing in their first swim meet: Jai Badajos, Olivia Etzwiler, Kera Jones, Mattie Moyer, Jerrin Norcross;
The Kachemak Swim Club Kings bested the Soldotna Silver Salmon in a dual meet at Homer High’s Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center on Oct. 25.
The Kings notched 55 percent individual PRs, personal records, and 52 percent relay PRs to best the Silver Salmon 429 to 286 points.
Below are some highlights:
Competing in their first KSC meet: Gabriel Bales, Adeline Berry, Eleanor Sweeney;