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Aquadinnies first meet of season successful

aquadinnies-colour.jpg    Nine members of the Drumheller Aquadinnies attended their first meet of the season in Lethbridge October 24 and 25.
    “The club went through some restructuring this year,” said head coach, Brenda Davies.
    “We divided the swimmers into three groups - junior, intermediate, and senior, based on ability more than age. I coach the senior group and those are the swimmers who attended the meet in Lethbridge.”
    “The last time these swimmers competed was March. Their times at that point were very fast as they were at the top of their swimming game. I knew beating those times was going to be a challenge at this meet. However, the swimmers did see several successes as well as disappointments.”
    Eleven year old Brooklyn Davies and thirteen year old Austin Knibb swam “B” times in all of their events and qualified for Age Group Trials (held in February, 2010) in both the 200 IM and the 400 Free.
    Janae Hoel, 10, and Parker Knibb, 11, also swam straight “B” times and qualified for AGT in the 400 Free.
    Thirteen year old Parker Davies swam a provincial “A” time in the 100m Breaststroke. He has qualified for Provincial Championships, to be held in
March, 2010. That marks the fourth year in a row that Parker has qualified for provincials.
    Sophia McDonald, 13, Isabella McDonald, 11, Rebekah Coad, 11, and Brock Hoel, 8, all swam several improved times.
    Club records were made by Parker Davies in the 200m Breaststroke and Austin Knibb in the 100m Backstroke.
“Our next swim meet is in Medicine Hat at the end of November,” said Davies.
“I expect to see more qualifying times at that meet.”
The senior group practices four times a week, including two days of dryland training.

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