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The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens - Files from Peg MacRae

A trio of Glen­garry swim­mers com­peted last month at Eastern On­tario Re­gion­als (Feb. 1-3) and the On­tario Win­ter Fes­ti­vals (Feb. 16-17, in Eto­bi­coke). The lat­ter saw the lo­cal girls com­pete amongst swim­mers from 88 provin­cial clubs.

Alivia Kyer

Eleven-year-old Alivia Kyer, of Green­field, com­peted in the 11-12 age group and placed in the top 15 in six of her events, at re­gion­als. Her best re­sults were 6th in the 800 m freestyle and 7th in the 100 m but­ter­fly.

Her fin­ishes qual­i­fied her for four more events at fes­ti­vals, for a to­tal of 8 for 11-year-olds.

At the provin­cial meet, she placed 9th in the 100 m but­ter­fly, achiev­ing a 12-year-old fes­ti­val time. She placed 18th in the 200 m but­ter­fly and 800 m freestyle events, 19th in the 50 m freestyle, and 24th in her 400 m freestyle.

Kyer is cur­rently ranked 19th in Canada, for the 100 m but­ter­fly, in her age group.

Hai­ley McDon­ald

Mart­in­town’s Hai­ley McDon­ald, aged 10, swam in the 10 and un­der age group at re­gion­als.

She placed in the top seven in all seven of her events, with 5th place fin­ishes in the 50 m freestyle and 200 m back­stroke.

Hai­ley also qual­i­fied for fes­ti­vals for the first time, in two events.

There, the young­ster who turned 10 in Jan­uary, did very well for her first time at fes­ti­vals, notes coach Cory Kyer.

Com­pet­ing in the 10 and un­der di­vi­sion, McDon­ald scored top25 re­sults in both of her events: 19th in the 100 m freestyle and 25th in the 50 m freestyle.

Mad­dyson Kyer

Mad­dyson Kyer, aged 9, at­tended her first re­gion­als, where she com­peted in five events.

The Green­field lass achieved a new re­gional time in the 50 m freestyle and placed 9th in the 200 m back­stroke.

PAT LID ALEXAN­DRIA

MAK­ING A SPLASH: Green­field’s Alivia Kyer takes to the wa­ter in the but­ter­fly.

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