In a story
submitted for Tuesday’s Tribune the name of one of the Duneland Swim
Club state contenders was omitted.
Swim Club member appearing for the first time at the Mid-States 14 & Under
All-Star Championship Meet this weekend at IUPUI is Isabella Smith.
Smith will swim the
100 Breaststroke in the 11-12 Girls category.Ê
She is a 7th-grader
at Chesterton Middle School.
Alejandro Kincaid, Olivia Kroeger and Lucas Piunti of Duneland Swim Club
have been named to Team Indiana at the 2017 Mid-States All-Star
Championships during the weekend of January 7-8, 2017. The two-day meet held
at the Natatorium of Indiana University -Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
brings together the top swimmers from Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and
the Missouri Valley who will compete in the name of their respective teams.
All four are students at Chesterton Middle School. Kincaid (7th grade) will
be competing in the 11-12 Boys category and Carlson and Piunti (8th grade)
in the 13-14 Boys. Kroeger (8th grade) would have raced in the 13-14 Girls
category, but is forced to miss the tournament due to an injury.
This is Carlson’s
first time at Mid-States and he will be swimming the 1650 yard Freestyle.
Kincaid will be making his second appearance at the event and will swim the
50 yard Backstroke, the 50 and 100 yard Butterfly and the 200, the 500 and
the 1650 yard Freestyle. For Piunti, this marks his sixth time attending the
competition. He will be swimming the 100 and 200 yard Breaststroke, the 100
and 500 yard Freestyle and the 200 and 400 yard Individual Medleys. The boys
may also be selected to race on Team Indiana relays, a decision that coaches
will make at the meet.
In addition to
giving the trio the opportunity to be teammates with the top swimmers from
other Indiana clubs and helping Team Indiana continue its reign as tourney
champions, the meet also provides Carlson, Kincaid and Piunti and Duneland
Head Coach Jim Voss with a mid-season assessment of their development, and a
chance at setting personal and Duneland Swim Club records.