Larsen, Pons swim in championships Vermillion Area Swim Team�members, Clayton Larsen and Bailey Pons participated with Team South Dakota at the Central Zones Championships held in Grand Forks, ND, Aug. 5-8.
Swimmers were selected for the team based on times achieved this summer. The other teams participating in the championship were Team North Dakota, Team Illinois, Team Indiana, Team Arkansas, Team Oklahoma, Team Wisconsin and Team Midwestern (Nebraska and parts of western Iowa).
South Dakota placed fourth in the overall team indoor pool events and first in the open water event.
Larsen finished 25th in the boys 10 and under 50 backstroke and participated on the eighth-place 200 meter medley relay and the eighth-place 200 freestyle relay.
Pons finished first in the 1500 meter freestyle, second in the 800 meter freestyle, 400 freestyle, fifth in the 200 freestyle, 16th in the 100 freestyle and participated on the fifth-place 200 meter�freestyle relay, and on the eighth-place 400 meter freestyle relay.