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Duneland Swim Club swims at USA Nationals

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The Duneland Swim Club’s Senior Team, coached by Kevin Kinel, sent five athletes to the USA Junior National Championships in August.

The teams highest individual finisher was Aaron Whitaker with a third place finish in the 100 butterfly with a time of :54.08. Blake Pieroni followed with a fourth place showing in the 200 meter freestyle with a time of 1:52.35.

Other finishes included Whitaker’s 13th finish in the 200 fly (2:05.14), 39th in the 100 backstroke (:58.76) and 45th in the 200 backstroke (2:08.12). Pieroni also had 33rd place finishes in the 50 meter freestyle (:24.29), ninth in the 100 freestyle (:51.72) and 36th in the 100 fly (:56.84).

Vanessa Krause finished 44th in the 100 fly with a time of 1:03.46.

Rounding out the competition was a strong finish by the 4X100 freestyle relay of Aaron Whitaker, Ethan Whitaker, Jack Wallar and Pieroni. The quartet finished 17th with a time of 3:34.91.