Fins flying high after Regina meet

Taylor Lambert
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Moose Jaw - The Kinsmen Flying Fins are flying high after a successful swim meet in Regina this past weekend.
The swim team sent 16 athletes to the competition and brought home eight AA times and 14 A times. The double-A ranking indicates a province-best, while single-A is second-best.
"We're pump-ed and ecstatic over the results," said coach Monty Smith.
Several swimmers had a strong weekend in Regina. Joyce Arends, 12, finished with four AA times and two A times, while 10-year-old Libby Epoch notched five A times and placed first in all of her five events.
Lauran Armbruster, 11, set four AA times and one A. Ethan Runge,14, picked up three A times while Erik Thronberg earned two. Thronberg is the team's oldest competitor at age 17.
"We were ecstatic to see our children swimming to their full potential," said Smith. "The kids performed well above what we've seen in practice. They've worked towards strengthening themselves and learning new techniques."
According to the coach, the Fins train between four and eight hours per week depending on their level of competition.
Smith and assistant coach Jenn Mintenko were not only pleased with the team's showing at the meet, but surprised that the confidence level was so high for the rookies.
For more on this story, read Thursday's Times-Herald.

Geographic location: Regina, Moose Jaw

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