HASA competes in NorthfieldThe Hudson Area Swim Association sent eight athletes to a swim competition in Northfield, Minn., Jan. 20. This meet was a “Pre-C” meet, meaning, only swimmers with no times or not-quite-C times were eligible to swim.
The Hudson Area Swim Association sent eight athletes to a swim competition in Northfield, Minn., Jan. 20. This meet was a “Pre-C” meet, meaning, only swimmers with no times or not-quite-C times were eligible to swim. At this particular meet, five of the eight swimmers swam fast enough to get new B times, skipping the C times altogether.
Hannah Alwin, 10, achieved two new B times, taking first in the 100 freestyle and 50 backstroke, and second in the 100 backstroke. Eight year-old Tatum Dietz also achieved two new B times by taking first in the 50 backstroke and second in the 50 freestyle.
Kira Young, 8, took second in the 50 breaststroke and also competed in the 50 freestyle and 50 butterfly, earning a new B time in the 50 butterfly. Kira’s sister, Ella, 10, took first in the 100 breaststroke while also competing in the 100 individual medley and 50 backstroke.
Frances Holmstadt, 9, dropped over five seconds in both the 50 freestyle and the 50 breaststroke and nearly two seconds in the 50 backstroke. Ella Stein, 9, took second in the 100 individual medley with a new B time.
Other HASA swimmers were Claire Jacobi, 8, and Elizabeth Stoerzinger, 10, who each competed in three events.
HASA swimmers train year round at the Hudson Middle School pool and are gearing up for their finals season. Swimmers will participate in Pre-C finals, C Finals, A/B finals, and finally the State Championship meet in mid-March in Rochester, Minn.
Registration for HASA’s next season, which begins in early April, is on March 6. For more information, contact Laura Blinkman at email@example.com or visit the HASA website at www.hudsonswimteam.org.