Friday, March 28, 2014

Johnson, Fry make waves at Federal Way swim

SV5B swimmers in a big pool

     The Sun Valley 5B swim team qualified two of its top women for the prestigious 2014 Speedo Champions Series Western Region staged March 12-16 at Federal Way, Wash.

     SV5B coach Brian Gallagher praised the efforts of Maddie Johnson and Kaedi Fry. They did well in their biggest competition to date among 1,500 swimmers on 163 teams from the Western U.S.

     Johnson, 15, finished a terrific fifth in the 200-yard butterfly finals with a personal-best 2:02.06 qualifying her for U.S. Junior National Championships in Nov. 2014. Her finish also qualified Johnson for U.S. Senior Nationals in Dec. 2014 and the Arena Grand Prix Series meet in April at Mesa, Ariz.

     Johnson scored personal best-times in her other races—the best finish 17th in 400 Individual Medley prelims.

     Fry, 17, placed 55th in the Individual Medley with her best time of 4:34.08. She also did the 500 freestyle, dropping 8.0 seconds off her best time, winning her heat of the time-trial event.

     Both join the rest of the SV5B squad in Idaho Falls Friday and Saturday, April 4-5 for the Snake River Swimming Winter Championships.

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