Preble County Stingrays held Duel in the Pool


By Oliver Sanders - osanders@civitasmedia.com



A young stringray is swimming in the 25-meter freestyle race.


Stingrays at the starting platforms.


Last Thursday’s event gave young swimmers a chance to scrimmage each other.


Deron Newman | For The Register-Herald

The “Duel in the Pool,” was an internal team competition to gauge skill levels of individual swimmers.


Deron Newman | For The Register-Herald

EATON — On Thursday night, June 9, the Preble County Stingrays swim team held its first event of the 2016 season.

Dubbed the “Duel in the Pool,” this event was an internal team competition to gauge where the individual swimmers were at in consideration for future meets against other teams in the area. Individual times were recorded, but the meet was more of a scrimmage and for the young swimmers to have fun.

Coach David Montgomery was happy with the turnout. “This gives us an idea of where kids are at and how they have progressed since the start of practices. The kids are excited and eager to do more.”

The Stingrays are scheduled for a meet this Tuesday at home against Cardinal Hill, and Thursday at Vandalia. Both meets start at 6 p.m. On Saturday, June 18, the Stingrays travel to the Arcanum Invitational for a 9am start.

Next week will be equally active for the young swimmers. June 21 is a road trip to swim against Germantown, while Thursday, June 23, is a home meet against West Carrollton. Saturday, June 25, will be the Preble County Invitational, hosted here in Eaton.

A young stringray is swimming in the 25-meter freestyle race.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2016/06/web1_A-young-stingray-is-swimming-the-25meter-freestyle.jpgA young stringray is swimming in the 25-meter freestyle race.

Stingrays at the starting platforms.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2016/06/web1_Stingray-girls-at-the-starting-line-in-intramurals.jpgStingrays at the starting platforms.

Last Thursday’s event gave young swimmers a chance to scrimmage each other.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2016/06/web1_SWIM-4.jpgLast Thursday’s event gave young swimmers a chance to scrimmage each other. Deron Newman | For The Register-Herald

The “Duel in the Pool,” was an internal team competition to gauge skill levels of individual swimmers.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2016/06/web1_SWIM-3.jpgThe “Duel in the Pool,” was an internal team competition to gauge skill levels of individual swimmers. Deron Newman | For The Register-Herald

http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2016/06/web1_SWIM-2.jpgDeron Newman | For The Register-Herald

http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2016/06/web1_SWIM-1.jpgDeron Newman | For The Register-Herald

By Oliver Sanders

osanders@civitasmedia.com

Reach Oliver Sanders at 937-683-4062 or at Twitter @osanders_RH

Reach Oliver Sanders at 937-683-4062 or at Twitter @osanders_RH