KSC races at Kenai

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.

Competing in their first meet: Auden Cress, Olivia Glasman;

Completed new event(s): Kaylin Anderson, Adeline Berry, Ella Blanton-Yourkowski, Theodore Castellani, Auden Cress, Eryn Field, Aria Hill, Blake Hill, Mattie Moyer, Nathan Overson, Lucas Story;

100 percent individual PRs: Ella Blanton-Yourkowski, Theodore Castellani, Aria Hill, Blake Hill, Leif Jaworski, Mattie Moyer, Luke Nelson, Jake Nelson, Lucas Story;

100 percent relay PRs: Ethan  Benedetti, Theodore Castellani, Teddy Handley, Aria Hill, Blake Hill, Leif Jaworski, Bristol Johnson, Mattie Moyer, Jake Nelson, Luke Nelson, Nathan Overson, Sailey Rhodes, Skyler Rodriguez;

100 percent individual and relay PRs: Theodore Castellani, Aria Hill, Blake Hill, Leif Jaworski, Mattie Moyer, Luke Nelson, Nathan Overson;

New Age Group Championship cuts: Ethan Benedetti, Ella Blanton-Yourkowski, Griffin Downey, Piper Kassouni, Jake Nelson, Luke Nelson, Nathan Overson, Sailey Rhodes, Lucas Story;

New Alaska Junior Olympic Championship cuts: Luke Nelson;

Individual event winners: Iris Downey, Carly Nelson, Luke Nelson;

Relay winners: Mixed 9-10 200 free relay of Luke Nelson, Carly Nelson, Lucas Story, and Kaylin Anderson (2:43.16);

Relay Big Award: Sailey Rhodes sparked 11-12 200 free relay with a 33.50 lead-off leg, a 2-second improvement;

Spirit Award: Iris Downey vociferously cheered teammates from end and side of pool;

Sportsmanship Award: Eryn Field raced aggressively and congratulating competitors;

Helper Award: Griffin Downey noted and recorded acts of distinction;

The Kings compete next in Homer at the End-of-the-Road Invitational, Jan. 30-31.

KSC is a non-profit, year-round youth sports organization that practices in the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center and competes around the peninsula, the state, and the region. Anyone age 6 or older who can swim the width of the pool in freestyle and backstroke is encouraged to tryout. For more information, contact Head Coach Neil Romney at neilromney@gmail.com or 405-795-3392; or visit the club website at ksc.tundratechnologies.com/. 

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