Swimmers test waters in new events

Harvey Fixen is rapidly improving as a nine-year-old swimmer for Breckenridge-Wahpeton, unafraid to jump into new events to evolve his skills. 

The Breckenridge-Wahpeton swim team sent a couple swimmers to Aberdeen, South Dakota, the weekend of Jan. 8-9. It was a successful, fun meet for the athletes who competed. Harvey Fixen (age 9) tried several new events and had significant time drops in others, picking up two heat wins and placing in the top 16 of all events. Fixen achieved seventh in the 100 individual medley, eighth in 100 breaststroke, ninth in 50 backstroke, 11th in 50 breaststroke, 12th in 100 freestyle, and 13th in 50 freestyle.

Maddy Beyer (14) and Elli Hendrickson (13) each had strong swims, both grabbing all-around high-point medals. Hendrickson placed second in 200 backstroke and fourth in 100 fly stroke, both new events for her. Hendrickson also placed fourth in 100 individual medley, fifth in both 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke, sixth in 100 freestyle and seventh in 50 freestyle, finishing seventh all-around.

Beyer tried the 400 individual medley for the first time, achieving second place. Beyer picked up fifth in 100 fly stroke with a nice time drop, fifth in 100 breaststroke and 100 individual medley, while adding eighth in 50 freestyle, ninth in 100 and 200 freestyle and 11th in 100 backstroke. Beyer finished eighth all-around

Sydni Roberts joined us Sunday, swimming well enough to grab a victory in 100 backstroke, runner-up in 200 breaststroke and third in 50 freestyle.

The team will travel to Jamestown, North Dakota, Jan. 22-23.

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