Club swim team fares well at Roseville meet |

Club swim team fares well at Roseville meet

Members of the Truckee Tahoe Swim Team are shown at the Spooktacular Swim Competition in Roseville last weekend.
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The Truckee Tahoe Swim Team will compete in the King of the Hill Challenge in Carson City from Oct. 16-18.

The Truckee Tahoe Swim Team set a number of personal records at the Spooktacular Swim Competition in Roseville last weekend.

After receiving a warm welcome from his TTST teammates, 12-year-old Kaikea Crews — who just moved to Truckee from Indonesia and Hawaii — won all eight of his events while establishing personal records in each race.

He posted the fastest backstroke times at the competition and broke three Sierra Nevada Swimming records in his age group. The new times included the 50 backstroke (25.28), 100 backstroke (53.83) and 200 backstroke (1:59.35).

The rest of his wins came in the 100 Individual Medley (57.04), 200 freestyle (1:48.36), 500 freestyle (5:00.86), 100 butterfly (56.54) and 50 freestyle (23.19).

Junior National qualifier Cooper Deryk also posted a winning time in the 100 freestyle.

Eleven of TTST’s 15 swimmers posted a Quality Improvement Point — or Q.I.P — for their personal progressive improvement growth. Q.I.P total points by rank went to Kaikea Crews, Asher Kates, Riley Madigan, Gavin Olsen, Ryan Williams, Lola Williams, Megan Darzynkiewicz, Summer Fowler, Anna, Tatum Akers and Brynn Hanely.

Although DeRyk, Niki Kates, Grace Bronstone and Aaron Bronstone didn’t get a Q.I.P swim from this competition, they all had some great swims.

TTST is a year-round USA swim club that trains 11 months out of the year. There are two seasons — the Short Course 25-yard events from September until March and the Long Course 50-mete events from April until August.

— This article was submitted to Sports Editor Sylas Wright at

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