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Pueblo West Swim Club excels in home meet

Keely Fisher swims for Pueblo West Swim Club at Lovell Park. (Mike Griffin/View photo)
Keely Fisher swims for Pueblo West Swim Club at Lovell Park. (Mike Griffin/View photo)

The Pueblo West Swim Club Stingrays generally met their goals in and out of the water as they hosted their annual home meet at Lovell Park over the weekend.

Attendance was excellent, with approximately 130 swimmers competing, and that should go a long way toward making the meet a successful fundraiser.

“It was one of the bigger (Southeast Colorado Aquatics League) meets,” said Pueblo West Swim Club head coach Camille Arnold.

The Stingrays did well in the water, too.

“We definitely had a lot of new swimmers, so we got to see what we need to work on, and that was good,” Arnold said. “Some of our older swimmers did great. Keely Fisher cut time, an average of two seconds per event.”

Arnold said 12-year-old Maddie Derting had a big meet; she swam her first competitive mile on Friday evening. And 11-year-old Isabel Osborne is getting close to something special.

“Her times are super-fast. She’s chasing junior olympic times,” Arnold said.

Leading up to the meet, one of the club’s goals was to add members and increase membership. Arnold said the team has about 10-to-12 new swimmers now, and around 30 overall. She said the team has been competitive in the SECAL.

There are a couple of big summer meets left for the Stingrays, who are in Canon City this week. Then they will take a short break before ramping back up for the fall season.

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