Two SPY Boys Selected to Ohio Swimming's ALL-STAR Team
(Article exerpt from the Springfield YMCA Newsletter)
Congratulations and "Go! Go!" to SPY's 11 year old Jarrett Payne and 12 year old Evan Blazer who have been selected and will participate on the Ohio Swimming's All-Star Team. Our SPY athletes are among 104 Ohio swimmers competing at the 2018 14-Under ALL-STAR Mid-States Swim Championship this weekend at the world famous IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Jarrett and Evan are two of twelve boys from Team OHIO representing the boys 11-12 age group. The opportunity to compete at this event is outstanding, especially against top swimmers from other states in our region.
The All-Star Team is a select team of Ohio's USA Swimming members who are 14 years old and younger. The athletes will compete against Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, and Missouri Valley LSC All-Star Teams at the MID-STATES CHAMPIONSHIP on January 6th & 7th. New Team addition to this ALL STAR meet is Team Minnesota; so, it brings more regional competition for these athletes. To be selected for the Ohio's All-Star Team, swimmers must have achieved one of the fastest four times in an event for each age group since September 1st of the current short course season after all applications were received by the deadline in December. "Team Ohio" is comprised of swimmers from both the Lake Erie LSC and Ohio LSC as these two chapters are merged together for this team selection. (note: LSC is "Local Swimming Chapter").
GO JARRETT !! GO EVAN !!
GO Team OHIO !!!!
ENJOY the Opportunity to Compete!