December 31, 2017
Grant Zhou, 8, from Oakwood and Audrey Seger, 8, from Centerville swim their very first Distance Challenge. Both swim the 1,000 Free in 20 minutes, :33 seconds and 18 minutes, :27 seconds. Those are great swims they can look back year after year.
Katelyn Smittle from Beavercreek, on the eve of her 11th birthday, swims a team record 38:56.66 (holding 1:17s per 100) for 10 & under girls, and Ethan Peyton, 8, also from Beavercreek, eclipses the 8 & boys team record by swimming the 2,000 Free in 31:14.22 (holding 1:33’s per 100).
Judah Ben Winchester, 12, from Greenville and Abby Woolford, 12, from Beavercreek swim side-by-side in a thriller event that resulted in both holding 1:10’s for a full 3,000 yards – 35:07.77 and 35:08.66. That's nearly 2 miles of serious threshold swimming! Prior to this year, only four 12 & under Raiders have ever held 1:10s or better.
Congratulations on a great test set. Thanks to all parents for food donations and assistance with the event.
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