By Cort Reynolds
KENTON – Greater than 450 swimmers and their households will descend on Kenton July 9-10 for the thirty ninth annual Elks Invitational Swim Meet and Western Ohio Aquatics League championship.
The WOAL is for swimmers aged 4 to 18 who’re members of one of many league’s groups.
The Kenton Municipal Swimming pool is the positioning for the 2021 Swim Championships and can host eight groups from Ada, Bluffton, Findlay, Kenton, Shawnee Nation Membership, Wapakoneta, Westside and Van Wert. Groups will compete for the 2021 league title.
Occasions begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 9 and can conclude round 2 p.m. Day two of champs will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 10 and can conclude round 3 p.m.
The league champs will probably be topped on the finish of day two. Ada was 4-3 total this summer time, with the boys staff posting a 4-3 mark and the Alligator ladies going 2-5.
“Swimming is a superb sport,” stated meet director Miriam Dulin. “Our area could be very aggressive in swimming. The summer time league is an effective way to maintain present swimmers lively, and gives a approach for brand spanking new swimmers to provide aggressive swimming a strive.”
Every year the championships rotate between the Bluffton, Kenton and Wapakoneta swimming pools.
On Saturday, one feminine and one male WOAL swimmer will probably be awarded The Beverly R. Little Memorial Scholarship in recognition of their items to the WOAL Swim League.
Native firm and particular person sponsors for the WOAL champs embody: Lima Elks #54 and Kenton Elks Lodge #157, The Beverly R. Little Scholarship for the memorial race, Patriot Concrete and Kelly’s Poco Loco for warmth winner prizes and Approach Swim Middle for particular warmth awards.
Different occasion sponsors are Alvetro Orthodontics, BKP Ambulance Service, Diamond M Veterinary Clinic, Gammon’s Tree Service, Gray’s Cappie Sportswear, Graphic Packaging, JTB Tech, Orthodontic Associates, Precision Strip, Quest, Rogers Insurance coverage Company, Rudolph Meals, Skinny’s Tavern, Twirl Bridal & Promenade Boutique, and YWCA of Van Wert County.
Admission is free and open to the general public. Meals vehicles and concessions will probably be accessible for meals and beverage purchases.