Three AK Sharks Swim Team members recently headed to Omaha, NE for the 2012 United States Olympic Swimming Trials.
Clara Smiddy, 16; Samuel Smiddy, 18, and Austin Manganiello, 18, qualified to race in the meet where the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swim Team members will be chosen. Clara raced in the 100 backstroke and the 200 backstroke. Samuel swam the 400 individual medley and the 200 individual medley. Austin raced in the 200 Butterfly.
The AK Sharks Swim Team is a part of the AquaKids Inc. Aquatic Programs, and practices at the Westminster Christian School pool in Palmetto Bay. AquaKids and the AK Sharks offer year-round aquatic programs for children and adults from learn-to-swim, to those striving for excellence in competitive swimming. The AK Sharks Swim Team is recognized by United State Swimming as a “Silver Medal” program.