VAST swimmers earn top spots in state

The list of the top times for all swimming events was released on Dec. 15. The Vermillion Area Swim Team (VAST) had 14 swimmers achieve top 16 times so far this year in South Dakota. The top  times list is computed every other week, released by South Dakota swimming on their website: www.sdswimming.org.

VAST swimmers will enjoy a break from meet action during the holidays and then start again for a busy January. Swimmers will have their choice of competing in four meets during January and then gear up for the championship season of meets starting in late February through early April. During January, VAST will travel to Yankton, Sioux City, Sioux Falls and Lawrence, Kan.

The Vermillion Area Swim Team currently has 41 swimmers on the team and growing every week. There are no try-outs as everyone can make the team. VAST offers a two-week free trial for all new swimmers.

For information about VAST, how to join the team or support the club, please email the head coach, Mike Moran at: vastcoach@yahoo.com.

Vermillion Area Swim Team members in the South Dakota Top 16 Report

Current Age in

Parenthesis/ Event Rank

Megan Muriuki (8), 25 Free � 4th; 100 Free � 14th; 25 Back � 2nd; 25 Fly � 10th.

Tally Allison (6), 100 IM � 16th.

Maddie Lavin (10), 50 Free � 1st; 100 Free � 2nd; 200 Free � 1st; 500 Free � 1st; 50 Back � 1st; 100 Back � 1st; 50 Breast � 8th; 100 Breast � 5th; 50 Fly � 1st; 100 Fly � 1st; 100 IM � 2nd; 200 IM – 1st.

Madisen Martinez (11),  200 Back � 3rd; 50 Breast � 3rd; 100 Breast � 5th; 200 Breast � 2nd; 200 IM � 15th.

Lexie Malimanek (11),  50 Free � 14th; 100 Free � 13th; 200 Free � 7th; 500 Free � 6th; 100 Back � 14th; 200 Back – 2nd; 50 Breast � 16th; 100 Breast � 14th; 50 Fly � 11th; 100 Fly � 6th; 200 IM – 9th.

Kyleigh Chandler (12), 200 Free – 11th; 500 Free – 9th; 50 Fly – 9th; 100 Fly – 10th;  200 IM – 12th.

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