Summer Kids Play Week-Swimming 7-11

VISD To Host Big Regional Meet

Our Summer Kids Play Week series continues with a sport that will bring in to Victoria over 460 competitors this weekend. Our Sean Coffey takes us pool side.
With temperatures back in the triple digits, some of the Crossroads’ top young swimmers are finding refuge in the most sensible place possible — the lanes of the VISD Aquatics Center pool.

Said Victoria Wahoos swimmer Glory Palmer, “I just think it’s more than
doing, just sitting on the couch watching TV. And it’s more fun to be with people that like the same thing you like.”

Said Yoakum swimmer Colby Jendzrey, “If you stay active, you meet people and you talk to them, and you get to communicate besides like texting people on your phone.”

Said Marlins swimmer Aidan Hamilton, “Most kids just sit around playing video games and I’m not one of those kids. I like to be outside and be active and especially swim.”

But the Coastal Bend Swim League’s about more than beating the heat alongside friends, giving area swimmers a chance to go lap for lap against the best competition in the region.

Said Palmer, “I like being competitive. It’s very fun because we get to compare times and stuff.”

Said Jendzrey, “And the more you do it, the more endurance you get. And the faster you pretty much get. “

The swim league held its annual city meet last weekend, and will host regionals on july 13th and 14th. For many swimmers, a chance to test the waters at state in College Station is just a few weeks away. Sean Coffey, Newscenter 25 Sports