Mokihana water keiki gain more than times at fun meet

Yasmine Ware, 10, Kaitlin Santos, 12, and Danielle White, 12, had reason to be happy over the weekend.

The three posted significant improvement in their swim times for two of the events they competed in during the Mokihana Aquatics Video Fun Fest that concluded Sunday at the Kaua‘i High School pool.

Ware, who started her climb last year during the summer meets, improved in the 200 Individual Medley event by 15.22, finishing the event at 3:01.16 in a time that was declared as unofficial due to the nature of the meet.

She also posted an improvement of 11.45 in the 200 Free (2:39.84). Ware netted improvements in her personal time in all but two of the 10 events she participated in.

Santos also finished with significant improvements in two of her events, the 200 IM (3:00.69) where she gained 15.20 and the 200 Free (2:47.33) where she picked up 11.44. She also finished the meet with gains in six of the 10 events she competed in.

White continued the personal gains with improvements in seven of her 10 events, the two biggest coming in the 200 IM (3:16.06) where she gained 19.79 and the 200 Free (2:54.25) where she picked up 15.23.

Amber Hopkins, 9, posted one of the biggest personal gains of the meet in the 200 Free (3:17.06), picking up an improvement of 55.50.

Lana Bilbo, 11, had one of the biggest personal gains in the 200 Free (3:07.47) where she improved 21.76.

Kamalani Brun, 11, had her biggest personal improvement in the 100 Back (1:57.72) where she picked up 15.85. Sean Holzman, 9, got his biggest gain in the 200 Free (3:51.22) where he improved 12.06.

Leslie Lockyer, 12, enjoying a good swim at the state age group meet recently, posted significant improvement in the 50 Breast (53.82), picking up 12.14.

Kyle Riddle, 9, saw his biggest improvement in the 200 IM (4:06.12) where he gained 13.76. Ryan Valenciano rounded out the swimmer posting double-digit personal gains with his performance in the 200 Free (2:50.84), picking up 16.35 in the event.

The two-day meet featured Mokihana Aquatics swimmers being able to analyze their performances following the event through the use of videocams manned by volunteers.

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