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About 100 swimmers are slated to compete Sunday in the first Kentucky Open Water Championship at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown.
Action gets started at 9 a.m. and eight events will be contested. Age groups 15-and-over, 13-14 and 11-12 will compete in 400-meter races, while age groups 9-10 are 200-meter races.
The event is hosted by the E’town Dolphins, who have 21 swimmers entered: Kaitlyn Brandenburg, Blake Caudill, Chase Caudill, T.J. Dugan, Claire Godfrey, Emma Godfrey, Hannah Godfrey, Madelyn Godfrey, Marianna Godfrey, Anna Hayes, Phillip Hayes, Carter Hewitt, Graham Hewitt, Conner Kingery, Savannah Kingery, Joseph Musante, Mary-Catherine Pepper, Madeline Rich, Grayson Riggs, Mason Riggs, Kaya Winchell and Loren Winge.
Savannah Kingery has the fastest seed time in the girls’ 11-12 race, while Madelyn Godfrey is ranked first in the girls’ 9-10 race. Musante is seeded second in the boys’ 9-10 event, and Hayes and Dugan are third and fourth in the boys’ 13-14 race.
Pepper, Hannah Godfrey, Rich and Marianna Godfrey are ranked fourth-seventh in the girls’ 15-and-over race, and Emma Godfrey and Winchell are fourth and fifth in the girls’ 13-14 event.
While this is an individual event, club teams can compete as relays. The last two races – the 9-10 age groups – are scheduled for 12:50 p.m.
If the swimming conditions are deemed unsafe, the event will be moved to the E-town Swim & Fitness Center.
Entries will be accepted until today. Entry fees are $30 per athlete and includes a T-shirt.