May 13, 2019
This past weekend the Inaugural Age Group Duel in the Pool took place in Indianapolis. This year Team Indiana took on Team Illinois. To say there was some ridiculously fast swimming going on is an understatement. Each LSC selects 12 boys and 12 girls from each age group (11-12, 13-14 &15-16). From there the coaching staff creates the lineup for each event plus relays.
FORT Wayne Swim Team had Four swimmers selected to represent Team Indiana in the meet. Congratulations to Jaila Morris, Mason Crews, Owen Dankert & Mya DeWitt. This was a very unique experience and an opportunity for these kids to get to know some of the other top swimmers in the state in their respected age group. The kids roomed with their teammates, had dinner and a special trip at the zoo while also have a banquet. Olympic Gold Medalist Josh Davis and USA Senior National Team Director Frank Busch were special guests that spent the weekend with the kids.
Mya, Owen, Mason & Jaila swam almost all best times at the meet and each swam on multiple relays. Mya DeWitt highlighted the meet taking home the win in the 100 Backstroke for Team Indiana. Owen Dankert also had a fabulous swim in the 400 free finishing runner-up while being Indiana’s top swimmer.
Congratulations to all four of our swimmers and thank you for being such amazing representatives of FORT and Team IN