Ten members of the STAR swim team are competing at the Niagara District short-course championships this weekend in Webster. From the left are Sydney Thomas, Skye Smith, Emily Kling, Anna Turcotte, Katie Lawton, Paige Turcotte, Xiane Smith, Jillie Lawton, Makenna Graham and Kiah Johnson. Coached by Brad Johnson, the teenagers qualified for the districts by virtue of their performances during the season. One STAR swimmer, Xiane Smith, has also qualified for the Speedo Sectionals in the 50-yard freestyle. That meet will be held at Erie Community College March 21-23. Brad Johnson is hopeful other STAR swimmers will qualify for the long-course event next weekend.
P-J photo by Scott Kindberg