LIHU‘E — Four Swim Kaua‘i Aquatics swimmers — Chloe Inouye, Brandon Lin, Elizabeth Wallace and Moana Liddell — served Group Hawai‘i end in 10th location overall in the course of the Very best of the West 2021 Western Age Group Zone Championships that finished on Aug. 7 in Lewisville, Texas.
Staff Hawai‘i provided 14 swimmers, including others representing O‘ahu, Maui and Hawai‘i Island.
The 2021 Western Zone Age Team Championship is the only age-group meet that is sponsored by the Hawaiian Swimming’s nearby swimming committee that athletes may contend in as an all-star group competing less than Workforce Hawai‘i.
“This was an wonderful prospect and honor to signify Hawai‘i and don the Hawaiian flag on their swim caps,” mentioned Lee Liddell, Moana Liddell’s father.
“During the 4-day celebration, our swimmers competed towards point out elite teams like California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Montana, Alaska, New Mexico and Utah,” he explained.
“Each working day you could see our Kaua‘i swimmers rising, tough and making a definite effect on the opposition,” Lee explained. “The accurate aloha spirit was on deck — Team Hawai‘i showed with Hawaiian flags and was one of the most-well-known golf equipment at the satisfy.”
Inouye led the SKA delegation by participating in the 13-14 age group, scoring 34 details for the group with some individual fantastic swims.
“Chloe brought considerably-desired leadership to the team,” stated Crew Hawai‘i Head Coach Eric Nagoshi. “Her working experience at this Western age group fulfill year just after year genuinely has helped the other initially-time athletes relaxed nerves and get up and race.”
Lin, coming off a Junior Olympics swim meet up with in California, scored 64 factors for Group Hawai‘i, competing in the boys 11-12 age group.
“Brandon’s big races in the mornings and evenings actually aided inspire other folks to get up and race,” Nagoshi claimed. Brandon went 6-for-6 with building finals and was the 3rd-optimum scorer on the crew.”
Moana Liddell and Elizabeth Wallace the two competed in the women 10-and-below age team. Liddell pulled in 12 factors for Group Hawai‘i just after building 4 out of five finals with a noteworthy general performance in the 100-meter backstroke. Wallace scored eight factors, notably shining in the 200-meter unique medley.
“Moana and Elizabeth brought much-desired power and positivity as nicely as aiding make an total large-strain meet up with extremely entertaining with their youthful strength,” Nagoshi reported. “The coaching team and I ended up also pretty impressed with how mature and knowledgeable equally ladies have been, provided this was their 1st massive meet up with at their young ages.”
Subsequent the fulfill in Texas, the SKA swimmers are eyeing the Hawai‘i State Championship fulfill scheduled for February, and the Pacific Northwest Regional Championships in March.
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