Flying Fins hit the pool for first meet

Corey Atkinson
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With some new blood in the water, the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Flying Fins hit the pool swimming for their first meet recently.
The Fins took part in the RODs developmental swim meet in Regina's Lawson Centre Oct. 13-14. As well as being the first meet of the new season, for a few members of the club, it was their first ever competitive swim meet.
"It's a good way for the athletes to jump in the water and we can see where we can start setting our goals," said Monty Smith, Flying Fins coach.
And new challenges as well. The challenge for Joyce Arends, 11, and Ethan Runge, 13, is to take on longer swims, Smith said. Both of them took third place in their respective 800 metre freestyle races, and both got B times. Arends clocked in at 12 minutes, 47.36 seconds while Runge had a time of 12:10.23.
"They were really excited when they finished the race," Smith said. "They were tired, but they both said it wasn't as tiring as they thought. It's a good way to get the rest of the swimmers inspired for trying this new goal and challenge for them."

Flying Fins hit the pool for first meet

With some new blood in the water, the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Flying Fins hit the pool swimming for their first meet recently.
The Fins took part in the RODs developmental swim meet in Regina's Lawson Centre Oct. 13-14. As well as being the first meet of the new season, for a few members of the club, it was their first ever competitive swim meet.
"It's a good way for the athletes to jump in the water and we can see where we can start setting our goals," said Monty Smith, Flying Fins coach.
And new challenges as well. The challenge for Joyce Arends, 11, and Ethan Runge, 13, is to take on longer swims, Smith said. Both of them took third place in their respective 800 metre freestyle races, and both got B times. Arends clocked in at 12 minutes, 47.36 seconds while Runge had a time of 12:10.23.
"They were really excited when they finished the race," Smith said. "They were tired, but they both said it wasn't as tiring as they thought. It's a good way to get the rest of the swimmers inspired for trying this new goal and challenge for them."
Tamara Smith, 11, also took her coach/dad's challenge with the 400 metre freestyle and the 400 IM, and would up winning the IM race with a time of 7:34.61 and a 400 freestyle time of 6:47.51.
"She was really happy and impressed," Monty said. "One of the things Tamara said to me was that she couldn't wait to turn 11 because she wanted to do the 400 IM."
It was the first race for Tea Corbett and Alex Folk, both 10, and Nathan Avery and Amber Hyrnkiw, each 9.
Many of the new swimmers moved up to competitive through the Fins' I Can Swim program for Mini-Fins.
"They all seemed to have a really good swim, and they all are happy and looking forward to another swim meet coming up," he said.
The Fins' coaching staff this year includes Smith, Jen Mintenko, Kathie Berry and Julie Tone.
The next meet for the Fins will be Nov. 17 in Yorkton, and there's another meet Dec. 2 in Swift Current.
Corey Atikinson can be reached at 691-1260

Organizations: Lawson Centre

Geographic location: Regina, Yorkton, Swift Current

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