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:
Completed new event(s): Jamen Anderson, Kaylin Anderson, Ethan Benedetti, Theodore Castellani, Iris Downey, Eryn Fields, Teddy Handley, Bristol Johnson, Solstice Kraszeski, Walden Kraszeski, Jake Nelson, Luke Nelson, Sailey Rhodes, Wynand Strydom.
100% individual PRs: Jamen Anderson, Ethan Benedetti, Iris Downey, Bristol Johnson, Jakob Nelson, Sailey Rhodes.
100 percent relay PRs: Jamen Anderson, Kaylin Anderson, Ethan Benedetti, Iris Downey, Eryn Fields, Teddy Handley, Solstice Kraszeski, Walden Kraszeski, Carly Nelson, Jake Nelson, Luke Nelson, Sailey Rhodes, Wynand Strydom.
New Age Group Championship cuts: Kaylin Anderson, Theodore Castellani, Iris Downey, Bristol Johnson, Carly Nelson, Jake Nelson, Luke Nelson, Sailey Rhodes.
New Alaska Junior Olympic Championship cuts: Griffin Downey.
Event Winners: Clayton Arndt, Ethan Benedetti, Theodore Castellani, Griffin Downey, Iris Downey, Walden Kreszeski, Carly Nelson.
Relay Big Award: Luke Nelson, swam PRs in leading off (38.42) and anchoring (38.12) the boys 10-and-under 200 free relay.
Spirit Award: Bristol Johnson, vociferously cheering teammates from end and side of pool.
Sportsmanship Award: Solstice Kraszeski, racing aggressively and congratulating competitors.
The Kings compete next in Kenai on Jan. 10.
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. Please contact Head Coach Neil Romney at email@example.com or 405-795-3392, or visit the club website at ksc.tundratechnologies.com for more information.
Neil Romney is the head coach of the Kachemak Swim Club.