Wednesday, February 6, 2008

SV5B makes splash in Twin Falls, Caldwell

Winter swimming

About 200 kids from southern Idaho and northern Nevada competed Saturday, Jan. 19 when Snake River Swimming kicked off its 2008 season with the annual Igloo Pentathlon held in the bubble-covered Twin Falls YMCA pool.

Jon Atkinson, 15, led 14 SV5B swimmers with a personal-best 52.93 seconds in the men's 15-over 100 free event, good for second place behind Daniel Bryant of Nampa (51.95).

SV5B's Lena Friesen, 13, grabbed second-place finishes in 100 breast and girls' 13-14 200 individual medley, in both races placing behind winner Lexy VanCampen, Nampa.

SV5B swimmers also competed Feb. 2-3 in the Caldwell Cabin Fever Invitational at Albertson College of Idaho Aquatic Center, Caldwell.

Gold medal winners were Kaedi Fry, Lena Friesen, Sean Sutton and Jon Atkinson. Earning silver at Caldwell were Fry, Friesen, Forrest Davis, Megan Hayes, Samantha Sutton, Racheal McGinnis and Sean Sutton. Taking the bronze were Sean Sutton, Taylor Coiner, Atkinson, McGinnis, Davis, J.T. Sutton and Friesen.

Placings from Twin Falls:

Ashleigh Share, 16: 10—200 IM; 12—100 back; and 14—100 free. Esther Williams, 16: 6—100 breast; 10—100 back and 100 free. Megan Hayes: 3—100 fly; 4—100 back; and 5—100 free.

Taylor Coiner, 15: 3—100 breast; 6—200 IM; and 8—100 free. Jon Atkinson, 15: 2—100 free; and 5—100 back. Sarah Brown, 15: 4—100 fly; 7—100 IM; 8—100 back; and 12—100 free. Michael Coiner, 15: 5—200 IM; and 6—100 back and 100 free.

JT Sutton, 14: 5—100 fly and 100 free; 10—100 breast; 11—200 IM; and 12—100 back. Sean Sutton, 14: 5—100 back; 6—100 breast; 8—100 fly, 100 free and 200 IM. Adam Potts, 14: 14—100 free; and 15—200 IM.

Forrest Davis, 13: 7—100 breast; 10—100 fly, 100 back and 200 IM. Lena Friesen, 13: 2—100 breast and 200 IM; 3—100 free; and 4—100 back. Kelsey Syms, 12: 17—50 back; 18—100 IM; 20—50 free; and 25—50 breast. Taylor Bates, 12: 6—50 free; 9—50 fly; 10—100 IM; 11—50 breast; and 13—50 back.

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