Jimmies News · Jimmie Swimmers Continue an Upward Trajectory

Jimtown Swimming has continued to take an “upward trajectory” in this, our inaugural season of swimming at Baugo.    Coach Umpleby has made no secret of his goals for the season, (hint:  it’s not about winning a bunch of meets).  The goal all along has been to get the program off to a good start, get kids to love swimming, learn some stuff, get better as we go, and allow the kids to have fun.

So far, it has been “mission accomplished”.   We have every reason to believe that there are more kids out there at the lower grade levels who are currently participating in swim clubs who would love to represent Jimtown High School in the future on a swim team.  Our pioneering kids this season are merely setting the stage and leaving a legacy for those kids.  It is therefore, VERY exciting when our inaugural team does well.

On Monday, December 17th, Jimtown traveled to LaPorte High School to take on the Slicers and also the Marian Knights in a double-dual swim meet.  Because of numbers of swimmers, Jimtown was never able to seriously contend for overall wins vs Laporte and Marian, however we did have some individual swimmers and teams that were able to leave their mark on this meet:

Elizabeth Zerfas took first place against both Marian and Laporte in the 200 Freestyle. She took 2nd in the 100 Butterfly against Laporte and first against Marian.
Ted Kissingler took second in the 200 IM against Marian.
Carson Slabaugh took second in the 50 free against Laporte.
Alaina Anthony and Mackenzie Stewart took second and third against Marian in the 100 freestyle.
The relay team of Mackenzie Stewart, Alaina Anthony, Aliyah Gordy and Elizabeth Zerfas took second against Marian.
The Relay team of Kanyon Hamby, Andres Ortega, Jacob Contreras and Ted Kissingler took First against Marian and Second against Laporte.
Aliyah Gordy took second against Marian in the 100 back.  Kanyon Hamby took Second against Marian as well.