***image1***Four swimmers stationed at Ramstein Air Base recently traveled to RAF
Cranwell in the U.K. to represent the U.S. in the Air North Swimming
Faced against some of the best swimmers in Belgium, The Netherlands,
Germany and the U.K., the U.S. team made a strong showing and finished
second overall to a talented German squad.
Swimmers from Ramstein included Seth Novak, 86th Maintenance Squadron,
Betty Marshall, Air Forces Europe, Lily Yeung-Wagner, Air Forces
Europe, and Emily Clayburn, 435th Logistics Readiness Squadron.
“The Ramstein swimmers represented the Air Force with dignity and
performance,” said Paul Karstendiek, assistant coach of the U.S. team.
“Ramstein swimmers also secured 47 of the 64 winning points, which
anchored the U.S. for a second place finish.”
Novak competed in two events. He placed second in the men’s 100 meter
freestyle and he was also a part of the men’s 4-by-100 meter freestyle
relay team that upset the Germans for a first place finish.
Yeung-Wagner also competed twice. She placed second in the women’s 50
meter breastroke and was on the women’s 4-by-50 meter medley relay team
that finished second.
Clayburn took part in two events as well. She placed second in the
women’s 100 meter breastroke and was part of the women’s 4-by-100 meter
freestyle relay team that placed second.
Marshall took part in one event and her team placed well. She was part
of the 4-by-50 meter medley relay team that finished second.
“I think we did awesome considering the competition,” said Novak, who is
also a coach for the Kaiserslautern Kingfish swim team.