Four members of Pierre Swim Team competed with Team South Dakota at the 2018 Central Zones Championship. This four-day meet was held at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and hosted teams from Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, North Dakota and South Dakota. Team South Dakota was made up of athletes from all across the state and placed sixth overall.
Mason Ward-Zeller competed in the boys 11-12 division. Mason swam the 800 freestyle and 200 butterfly for the first time at the meet, achieving an A time in the 200 butterfly. His swims in the 200 breaststroke and 50 backstroke were also A times. Mason placed fifteenth in the 200 meter butterfly and sixteenth in the 200 meter breaststroke.
In the girls 10 & under division, Breanna Tedrow had a great weekend achieving A times in her 50 and 100 meter freestyle events. Tedrow swam the 400 freestyle for the first time at this meet.
Michelle Weiss and Ella Ward-Zeller competed in the girls 13-14 division. Weiss’s sole event, the 1500 meter freestyle, was a ninth place finish and personal best time at 19:13.71. Ward-Zeller placed eighth overall in the division, achieving AAAA times in the 100 and 200 meter backstroke and also qualifying her for the USA Futures Championship. Her times in the 100 meter butterfly and 200 meter individual medley were AAA times. Ella also swam a time under the Central Zone meet record in the 50 meter backstroke, placing second.
Winter season registration will be on August 30th. More information will be posted on the team’s website, www.pierreswimteam.com and the Facebook page, www.facebook.com/pierreswimteam.