The season is coming to a close, but the members of Craig Sea Sharks aren’t out of the deep end yet.
The youth swim squad will attend the Seasonal State Championships this weekend in Lamar, sending 10 of their aquatic athletes to the event.
Among those headed to state with qualifying times in relay and individual events are Molly Neton, Alexa Neton, Megan Neton, Patrick Neton, Kelsey McDiffett, Katelynn Turner, Hudson Jones, Travis LeFevre, Nathan LeFevre and Eli Francone.
The group going to state is only part of the team that posted worthy times, said head coach Meghan Francone, though numerous swimmers will be unable to make it due to the lengthy excursion across the state.
“It’s quite a long road trip for just a few events, so we’ve got a few that are willing to go the distance and make that drive,” she said. “They’ve all worked really hard and cut times this summer.”
Francone noted that athletes of all ages are showing promise between those who compete in the summer and winter, as well as the younger ones already showing themselves to be lightning fast in the pool.
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Case in point — 10-year-old Travis LeFevre, for whom this will be the second state level meet in as many weeks.
He spent the past weekend competing at Colorado Swimming Age Group Long Course State in Fort Collins, an elite meet that requires Junior Olympics time standards.
He swam in six total races: the 50-meter freestyle, 50 backstroke, 100 back, 100 free, 200 free and 200 individual medley.
“I like backstroke the best,” he said, noting that the longest races will be some of the toughest this weekend. “It’s been a really good season this year.”
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