Aquakids/Arkansas Sharks Take Second Place at 2022 Arkansas AAU Short Course

Aquakids under the partnership with Arkansas Sharks pulls out second place at the 2022 Arkansas AAU short course that was held on March 12, 2022 at Lonoke, AR. The team had a strong showing at the meet this year with coach Farrin Cain from the Arkansas Sharks leading our group. In addition to the second place team finish, many of our athletes medaled in individual events as well. This was a great end to the short course season showing the strength and committment that the kids made this year for short course. Big thanks to coach Farrin and all the AR Sharks and AK parents who came to support the team!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2022 Spring Sectionals

Aquakids' Brooklyn Anderson made the trip to Columbia, MO. to compete in the 2022 Spring Sectionals. On Day 1 of the meet, she finished 4th in the 200 back with a time of 2:01:72. This was her second fastest time she has swam for this event. Day 2 saw Brooklyn finish with a 57:83 for the 100 Fly which earned her 14th place in the Finals. Brooklyn has been able to go under 58 seconds for this event on six different occassions, with two of them being on the same day! Day 3 of the meet, she set a new lifetime best and broke her own team record for the 200 Fly with a 2:06:17. This earned her a second place finish in prelims. She also set a new lifetime best in the 50 back  with a time of 26:79. Finals on day 3, Brooklyn finished 5th in the 200 Fly (2:06:72) and 16th in the 50 back (27:79).  Overall, Brooklyn participated in six events. She swam new lifetime bests on two separate occasions in three events, broke the AK Team Record for the 200 Fly on two different attempts and had two top five finishes in the Finals! We are so proud of you Brooklyn! Way to go strong and represent AK!

 


Aquakids Finish Strong at 2022 Short Course Senior State Meet

The Aquakids finished the Short Course season with a bang this past weekend at ARSI Senior State! Brooklyn Anderson set a new Lifetime Best in the 200 IM with a 2:05.02. Brooklyn also set  two Lifetime Bests in the 200 Fly with a 2:05.28 in Prelims that broke her Team Record and a 2:04.63 in Finals that broke her Team Record again! Sam Caplan set a new Lifetime Best in the 50 Free with a 24.21. Riley Dyson set a new Lifetime Best in the 100 Breast 1:20.75. Arnav Karekar set new Lifetime Bests in both the 50 Free with a 24.09 and the 100 Fly with a 59.15. Simon Marotte set new Lifetime Bests in both the 100 Fly with a 55.51 and the 100 Free with a 49.32. Jameson Tankersley set a Lifetime Best in the 200 free with a 1:59.95 in Prelims and a 2:01.59 in Finals. Jameson then set a new Lifetime Best in the 100 Free with a 55.70 while also setting a Lifetime Best at the 50 with a 26.45 in Prelims, and then again setting a Lifetime Best in the 100 Free with a 54.72 while also setting a new Lifetime Best at the 50 with a 26.08 in Finals. Brody Wilson set two new Lifetime Bests in the 50 Free with a 22.40 in Prelims and a 22.41 in Finals, two new Lifetime Bests in the 100 Fly with a 55.36 in Prelims and a 55.16 in Finals, two new Lifetime Bests in the 100 Back with a 58.44 in Prelims and a 56.89 in Finals, and two new Lifetime Bests in the 100 Free with a 49.65 in Prelims and a 49.64 in Finals. Overall these seven swimmers set 23 new Lifetime Bests out of 39 total races this weekend! Great job to all AK swimmers!