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
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
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.