Stingrays Break Virgin Islands Records at Recent Swim Meet


The St. Thomas Swimming Association (STSA) held its annual Mixed Event Swim Meet on Saturday, May 6, at the Aquatic Center in Estate Nazareth. Three St. Thomas Stingrays set new V.I. Swimming Federation records.

Veronica Leinenbach set a new 100-meter butterfly record of 1:29:20, bettering the record set by Nicole Hutchens in 1999.

Audrey Moore set a new 50-meter freestyle record of 28:76, which eclipsed the record set by Sasha Klein in 2012.

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Ky Odlum’s 100m butterfly record of 101:73 broke the record set by Morgan Locke in 2001.

In other news, STSA will host the Second Annual Youth Sports Festival on Saturday, May 20, at the St. Thomas Aquatic Center. A competitive swim meet will begin at 11 a.m. The public is welcome to attend this free event.

Swimmers invited to compete against the St. Thomas Stingrays during the May 20th meet are members of the St. Croix Dolphins swim team as well as swimmers from St. John and the British Virgin Islands.

The St. Thomas Swimming Association is a non-profit 501©3 organization committed to providing and promoting competitive and recreational swimming and water safety programs to its members and all members of the community.

For a schedule of swimming classes, rates and team membership, call the STSA at 779-7872.

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