by Robert Baldwin
The Kaiserslautern Kingfish hosted their first meet of the year at the Ramstein Aquatic Center on Sept. 7. Three team records were broken and, after the first two weeks, 43 have qualified for the Short Distance Championships and 23 for the Long Distance Championships. The Kingfish ended up with 1,506 points, followed by runner up Stuttgart Piranhas with 879.
The newest record holders are Eliza Furqueron in the 11-year-old girls backstroke, Jacob Furqueron in the 9-year-old boys 400 freestyle and Phillip Osadsky in the 13-14-year-old 100 breaststroke.
“It was nice to be back in the water and racing at the RAC. We had a lot of good swims, especially for the first home meet of the season. We have quite a ways to go building their endurance back up from the summer off, but I was very happy with their overall performance this weekend,” said spokesperson Elizabeth McLain.
More than 100 swimmers swim for the Kingfish.