Keizer swimmers learning to fly

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes The summer swim season began Thursday, June 30 with two Keizer teams going head-to-head as defending league champion, Northwood, outscored Holiday 367-236. Northwood’s boys, who accumulated 186 points, won 20 events. Jake Wyer won five events—15-18-year-old butterfly, breaststroke, backstroke, freestyle relay and medley relay with teammates Jabez Rhoades, Miller Baumann and Lucas Garvey. Baumann won the individual medley and Rhoades the freestyle. Carter Hawley touched the wall first in three swims—the 9-10 freestyle, medley relay with Roman Pack, Caleb Skipper and Grant Schaffer, and the free relay with Schaffer, Tate Woodward and Elijah Clendening. In the 8-and-under division, Ben Diede also won three events—free, back and breaststroke. Hudson Hughes took first in the butterfly. Jackson Alt won the 11-12 individual medley and butterfly and also swam on the winning medley relay team with Pierce Walker, Connor Roop and Carson Biondi. Roop and Biondi swam on the first place free relay as well with Olen Cogar and Zach Harrington. Jacob Paton and Riley Mahoney won the 11-12 back and breaststroke, respectively. Swimming for the Northwood girls, who recorded 186 points and won 20 events, Alyssa Garvey touched the wall first in three individual events—13-14 breaststroke, butterfly and free. Avery Buss also received three first place ribbons after winning the 9-10 IM and swimming on the 9-10 medley relay with Bentley Pack, Rosella Cogar and...

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