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Young Dolfins compete at Tahoe

by Julie Gray
Special to The R-C

Many of the younger Douglas Dolfins Swim Team members competed on July 17-19 when the Tahoe Swim Club hosted its annual “Swimming at Altitude” short course meet in South Lake Tahoe.

Caitlin Taylor took on six 6-and-under girls age group events and dropped her time by 2.65 seconds in the 50-yard backstroke and set a time to beat in the 25 breaststroke during competition at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Complex.

Summer swimmer Sydney Ingram made her debut for the Dolfins in the 8-year-old girls, setting times to beat in her first 25, 50 and 100 freestyle, 25 and 50 backstroke and 25 and 50 breaststroke events.

Keira Duffy, 9, took off 16.50 seconds in her 50 freestyle, 2.56 in the 50 backstroke and .42 in the 50 breaststroke.

Matthew Yturbide, 9, improved in six of his eight races, taking off 1.21 seconds in the 25 freestyle, 5.20 in the 100 freestyle, 3.75 in the 50 breaststroke, 13.93 in the 50 butterfly and 4.78 in the 100 individual medley.

Kalia Duffy made big gains in her 25 freestyle, dropping 15.70 and also dropped 1.94 in the 50 freestyle.

Trey Ballingham, 10, competed in six events, setting a time to beat in the 25 freestyle, improving by 1.58 seconds in the 50 freestyle and 10.29 seconds in the 100 backstroke.

Calvin Stevenson, in his first meet, entered the 25, 50 and 100 freestyle, 50 and 100 backstroke, and the 50 breaststroke.

Cooper Yturbide, 11, competed in eight swims, shaving off 8.79 seconds in the 100 backstroke, 2.41 in the 50 breaststroke, 6.01 in the 100 breaststroke and 1.51 in the 100 IM.

Anna Northcutt, 12, tried 13 events and turned in four new PC-B times of 33.92 in the 50 freestyle, 1:13.27 in the 100 freestyle, 2:41.13 in the 200 freestyle (she dropped 18.59 seconds from her previous best) and 9.87 seconds in the 100 backstroke. She also took off 40.84 seconds in the 500 freestyle, 3.44 in the 50 backstroke, 2.34 in the 50 breaststroke, 7.11 in the 100 breaststroke, 1.56 in the 50 butterfly, 7.40 in the 100 butterfly and an impressive 14.12 seconds in the 200 IM.

Jack Stevenson, 12, also turned in 10 impressive swims. He took off 8.09 seconds in the 25 freestyle, 6.93 in the 100 freestyle, 14.53 in the 200 freestyle, 1:09.57 in the 500 freestyle, 15.37 seconds in the 100 backstroke, 2.61 in the 50 breaststroke, 5.89 in the 50 butterfly, 2.20 in the 100 butterfly and 6.26 in the 100 IM.

Daniel Taylor, 14, achieved a new PC-B time of 1:20.47, shaved off 1.19 seconds in the 200 backstroke, 2.48 in the 200 breaststroke and 1.49 in the 100 butterfly.

Jason Lowther, 17, took on four events, improving by 1.68 seconds in the 50 freestyle in a new PC-BB time of 25.54 and dropping 1.24 seconds in the 100 freestyle.