Rul­ing the waves

The Glengarry News - - Sports in the Glens - With sub­mit­ted files

Green­field young­ster Alivia Kyer, age 11, re­cently com­peted at the CAMO Qual­i­fiers Swim Meet, in Mon­treal, where she had six per­sonal-best times.

Her best fin­ishes came in the 800 m freestyle (fifth) and the 200 m back­stroke (eighth). Kyer met the provin­cial time stan­dard in four events: 50 m, 200 m, and 400 m freestyle, and 200 m in­di­vid­ual med­ley, qual­i­fy­ing for fes­ti­vals in Fe­bru­ary. She also earned a berth in the Eastern Re­gional Cham­pi­onships.

Alivia has been in­vited to a swim­ming de­vel­op­ment camp, hosted by Swim On­tario, along with team­mate Ly­dia Kil­ger, age 12.

At the Snowflake In­vi­ta­tional, on Nov. 2325 in Corn­wall, our Glen­garry quar­tet of com­pet­i­tive swim­mers made waves in the pool.

One of the high­lights of the week­end, was see­ing a third county swim­mer qual­ify for Eastern Re­gion­als, as Mad­dyson Kyer earned her spot in the 200 m back­stroke.

The three-day meet ac­com­mo­dated over 400 swim­mers from Eastern On­tario and Que­bec, rang­ing in age from 7 to 18 , with 20 com­pet­i­tive events of­fered.

In the 11-12 age di­vi­sion, Alivia posted re­gional qual­i­fy­ing times in eight events. Her best show­ings came in the 50 m back­stroke, 200 m back­stroke, 200 m freestyle, and the 400 m freestyle.

Mad­dyson, com­pet­ing in the 10-and-un­der group, had her best times in five events: 200 m and 100 m back­stroke, and in the 50 m, 200 m, and 400 m freestyle.

Seven-year-old Is­abelle Kyer had top times in the 50 m and 100 m freestyle, and in the 50 m back­stroke.

Hai­ley McDon­ald, age 9, who hails from Mart­in­town, qual­i­fied for re­gion­als in eight events.

McDon­ald man­aged to bet­ter her time in the 100 m freestyle, fol­low­ing a very suc­cess­ful NYAC Cup com­pe­ti­tion at the be­gin­ning of Novem­ber.

Dates to look for­ward to: Eastern Re­gional Cham­pi­onship, Feb. 1- 3 at the Ne­pean Sport­splex in Ot­tawa; and the On­tario Win­ter Fes­ti­vals for 12 & un­der, Feb. 16- 17, in Eto­bi­coke.

Alivia, Hai­ley, Is­abelle, and Mad­dyson would like to take this time to wish their Glen­garry spon­sors, CSL spon­sors, fol­low­ers, friends, and fam­ily a very Merry Christ­mas, Hanukkah, and/or a happy and safe hol­i­day to all.

Our fi­nal edi­tion of 2018 will be pub­lished Dec. 26, with Dec. 20 as the dead­line for sub­mis­sions. There will be no edi­tion on Jan. 2, with re­sum­ing nor­mal weekly pub­lish­ing on Jan. 9.

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