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Youth swimming: Local athletes compete at Short Course Far Westerns

Sun Staff reports

Provided to the SunBrittany Percin, left, TTST coach Debbie Meyer, center, and Ingrid Suter take time out for a picture at Far Westerns in Morgan Hill, Calif.

Truckee Tahoe Swim Team members Ingrid Suter, 10, and Brittany Percin, 12, qualified to compete in the Short Course Far Westerns held in Morgan Hill, Calif., from April 2 through 5.

More than 1,300 swimmers from across the country competed in the national event, including athletes from as far away as Virginia, the Southeast and Hawaii.

Each swimmer had to achieve a time standard at some point during the season to qualify for the meet.

Percin, who successfully swam the Tiburon Mile Open Water Swim in the San Francisco Bay this past fall, qualified for 11 events. She swam seven of those 11 events ” the maximum allowed ” including the grueling 200 fly and the 1,000-yard free, in which she placed ninth, just three-tenths of a seconds from earning a medal.

Suter qualified for and swam two events ” the 50 and 100 breast.