By Greg Price
Evan Klemen of the Taber Viper Swim Club had a competition to remember this past weekend at the Crowsnest Pass Piranhas meet, taking several first-place finishes.
For 11-to-12-year old boys, Klemen took first in 100-metre freestyle (1:10.12), 50-metre fly (34.68) and 50-metre freestyle (31.00). He also earned second place for 100-metre IM (1:24.60).
Rebecca Carver had a silver finish in 11-and-year-old girls 100-metre freestyle (1:19.43), along with also finishing second in 12-and-under 400-metre freestyle 96:33.11).
Ainsley Duell ’s time of 1:37.77 was good enough for second in 13-and-14-year-old girls 100-metre breaststroke.
Kayleigh Klemen clocked in at 40.39 seconds, good enough for second place in 13-and-14-year-old girls 50-metre backstroke. She also earned bronze finishes in 100-metre freestyle (1:17.25) and 50-metre fly (38.69).
In 13-and-14-year-old boys competition, Dion Velarde earned second in both 50-metre freestyle (31.40) and 50-metre backstroke (36.25), to go with a third in 50-metre fly (35.47).
Don Velarde had podium finishes in all four of his individual events for nine-and-10-year-old boys, including firsts in 50-metre backstroke (43.39) and 25-metre backstroke (20.63). He clocked in second for 100-metre IM (1:38.19) and took third in 25-metre fly (21.29).
Top finish in 13-and-14-year old girls for Emily Carver was a fourth in 400-metre freestyle (7:03.47), while teammate Paige Hofer was fourth in 50-metre backstroke (48.33).
Bronwyn McClenaghan earned sevenths in 100-metre IM (1:59.61) and 50-metre breaststroke (1:07.61).
Ryder Unrau’s top finishes were fifths in 25-metre breaststroke (30.41) and 25-metre backstroke (26.21) for nine-and-10-year-old boys.
Taber Viper Swim Club is off to the Nanton Marlins meet this weekend.