Arthurs Middle School swimmers competed last month in the Michigan Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association Swimming and Diving Championships near Lansing.
The fastest seventh- and eighth-grade swimmers from all over the state of Michigan competed against each other. There is no team champion, just individual and relay champions.
The AMS swimmers who competed were Andi Ford-Learman, Alexa Francis, Dayna Franzel, Olivia Livernois, Emma McClelland, Morgan Sieloff, Kelly Truitt, Spencer Boling-Hamer, Alex Herin, Caden Westrate and Michael Wolsek.
Swimmers finishing in the top 16 of each event earned medals. In the first event of the day, the 200-yard medley relay, Spencer Boling-Hamer, Alex Herin, Michael Wolsek, and Caden Westrate took a first place and in the process set a new school record in that event. Later in the meet, the same four swimmers finished third in the 200-yard freestyle relay, setting a new school record.
In the individual events, Michael Wolsek then proceeded to earn a first-place finish in the 50-yard butterfly and a second place in the 100-yard backstroke. In both events he set new school records. Spencer Boling-Hamer finished fifth in the 100-yard individual medley and third in the 100-yard breaststroke. Spencer’s 100-yard breaststroke time is a new school record. Alex swam to a 17th-place finish in the 100 individual medley and an 11th-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke. Caden placed 15th in the 50-yard freestyle.
Alexa Francis, Emma McClelland, Olivia Livernois and Morgan Sieloff finished 10th in the 200-yard medley relay. In the 200-yard freestyle relay, Andi Ford-Learman, Dayna Franzel, Morgan Sieloff and Kelly Truitt finished 32nd. In the final relay of the day, the 400-yard freestyle relay, Alexa Francis, Kelly Truitt, Olivia Livernois, and Emma McClelland placed 14th.
In the individual events, the medal winners were Alexa Francis and Emma McClelland. Alexa finished 15th in the 200-yard freestyle, and seventh in the 100-yard backstroke. In the 100 yard backstroke, Alexa set a new school record. Emma finished ninth in the 50-yard butterfly and 10th in the 100-yard breaststroke. During the season, Emma also set a new school record in the 100-yard individual medley.