By Mark C. Robinson
Wrangell Sentinel 

Swim club members compete at regional meet in Juneau


April 24, 2024

Courtesy Jamie Roberts

(From left) Fifth grader Maria Smith, seventh grader Stella Buness and coach Jamie Roberts completed a 1,650-yard freestyle swim in memory of their friend and teammate Kara Heller while at the Southeast Championship in Juneau during the first weekend of April.

Young swimmers from Wrangell joined others from across Southeast, winning some top spots and with most of the team setting personal bests at a regional swim meet in Juneau.

Eight members of the Wrangell Swim Club competed with almost 200 swimmers from across the region April 5-7 at the Dimond Park Aquatic Center in Juneau for the 2024 Savanna Cayce Southeast Championship.

The team swam a total of 45 individual events and two relays, out of which 41 individual swims and relays featured personal-best times. Swimmers who placed in the top eight in a combined total of 12 individual events were Hai...

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