Tayla Martin takes first place in the 100-yard freestyle, setting a new record for 11-12-year-old girls. — Johnson Publications
Holyoke Swim Club is well-represented in the 15-18-year-old girls 100-yard breaststroke. Pictured from left, Anna Jelden placed fourth, Traeli Hutches third, Rylee Schneller first and Regan Van Overbeke second. — Johnson Publications
Holyoke Swim Club wins opening meet, breaks 6 records
Members of Holyoke Swim Club started off their season at home with a win at the June 2 meet. HSC competes in the Northwest Kansas Swim League with other Colorado teams from Burlington, Flagler and Wray, as well as Kansas teams from Goodland, Colby, Oakley and Oberlin.
In the opening meet, HSC finished first with a team score of 355.5, followed by Goodland 300, Burlington 216.5, Wray 138, Colby 101, Oakley 51 and Oberlin 42.
Holyoke swimmers also broke pool records in six different events. In the 11-12-year-old girls division, Tayla Martin clocked a 1:04.92 in the 100-yard freestlye, 0:33.87 in the 50-yard backstroke, and 1:14.99 in the 100-yard individual medley. She was also on the team to break the 200-yard mixed medley relay record with Marren Dirks, Mason Powell and Adison Goldenstein. Their time was 2:40.92.
Keegan Shaw broke a record set in 2004 for the 15-18 boys 100-yard backstroke with a 1:03.4. Teagan Martin swam an 0:18.32 in the 9-10 boys 25-yard backstroke to set a new record as well.
As the team practices and competes throughout the summer, swimmers 13-18 years old will be coached by Aly Brinkema. Adria Colver is coaching 9-12-year-olds, and Brenda Krueger is coaching 8 and under. Amy Krogmeier and Emily Krogmeier are also helping coach all ages.
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