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Torpedo Swimmers soar at Walnut Creek

On April 6-8, three Truckee Tahoe Torpedo Swim Team members headed to Walnut Creek to compete in the short course Far Western Championships against teams from all over the Western United States.

To qualify for this meet, swimmers had to meet specific qualifying times and an invitation to attend was quite an honor for local swimmers.

Although the weather was wet and very cold, the girls representing Truckee swam extremely well.

Thirteen year-old Leslie Ajari took first place in finals in the 200 individual medley, taking three seconds off her best time for a final time of 2:07.89. She also placed second in the 200 breaststroke with a final time of 2:20.79 and placed third in both the 400 individual medley and the 200 backstroke.

In addition to placing in the top three in her events, Ajari took fifth place in the 100 breaststroke and eighth place in the 100 backstroke, achieving a personal best time in trials with a time of 1:00.76.

The times she achieved in the 200 individual medley and 200 breaststroke are U.S. Open qualifying times.

Sixteen year-old Lauren Browning went to Far Westerns and swam four events. Lauren is a strong freestyler and placed fifteenth in the 50 freestyle with a final time of 26:11 and twentieth in the 100 freestyle with a final time of 55:96.

If anyone under the age of 18 is interested in joining the Truckee Torpedo Swim Team, please contact Head Coach Amy Anderson at the Truckee Community pool between the hours of 2:30 and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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