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The Sedona Red Rock High School swim team traveled south Saturday, Oct. 2, to participate in the Phoenix Country Day Invitational meet.

For the boys, Sedona took second overall, scoring 318 points, while Arcadia High School took gold with an astounding 645 points.

Coming in third was Valley Christian High School with 211, fourth was Phoenix Country Day School with 202 and wrapping up the top five was Gilbert Christian High School with 192.

On the girls side of the pool, the Scorpions scored 200 points to take fourth overall while Arcadia, again, dominated with 675 to take home first place.

Phoenix Country Day took second with 276 while Valley Christian was third with 225.

“We’re halfway through the season and the swimmers are really starting to shine,” first-year Head Coach A.J. Bronson said. “The kids are really doing great and beginning to stick together as a team.”

Evan DeckerAs a team, the Scorpions had only one first-place finish Saturday when senior Evan Decker took first overall in the 100-yard backstroke event with a 57.51 time.

Decker also took second overall in the 200-yard individual medley with a 2:08.83 time.

Other top performances for Sedona included senior Seth Syvertsen who took fourth overall in the 50-yard freestyle event with a 24.12 time.

Senior Michael Wiseman took sixth overall in the 100-yard freestyle event with a 56.29 time while junior teammate Olivia Luyckx took fifth overall in the same event with a 1:01.23 time.

Luyckx also took fifth in the 500-yard freestyle event with a 6:41.19 time.

On the boys side in the 500-yard freestyle event, Sedona standout freshman Colin Hurkett took second overall with a 5:40.76 time.

Senior Evan Decker took first overall in the 100-yard  backstroke event with a 57.51 time.In the 100-yard breaststroke event, Seth Syvertsen took fourth overall with a 1:07.56 time.

“We’ve been having some really great individual swims as well as relays. Both the boys and the girls are working hard,” Bronson said.

Next up for the Scorpions, Sedona will welcome Gilbert Christian along with Wickenburg High School in a three-way meet set for Thursday, Oct. 7.

The meet will take place at the Cottonwood Community Pool and is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.


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  • swimfan

    way to go swimmers! Nice job

  • spectator

    As a community we ought to be very proud of these swimmers who against all odds seem to continually do very very well.<br /><br />This new coach is outstanding. KUDOS to him. HE appears to be top flight.

  • nightdriver

    As a past swimmer myself, and sometimes lap swimmer currently I know how hard it is to jump in the water and train day after day. My cap goes off to these kids for taking the time to train, each day and night .<br /><br />As far as coaches goes, this bright young star is a keeper. Sedona RED ROCK, don't let this guy go! I've seen him on deck, and he is thoughtful, engaged and interested. <br /><br />ND

  • swim mom

    I am so proud of our team. Our kids are goind great. They are happy, having fun and doing well. They are enthuastic and enjoying the season. Coach Bronson keep up the good work.

  • dad in the stands

    I am so proud of the boys and girls on the swim team.<br />They are doing awesome- esp considering the conditions of the pool we have here in our town. Doesn't matter- our kids have drive, and committment! <br /><br />Coach Bronson is a fantastic addition to our swim community! SRRHS- DONT LET HIM GO!!!!!!

  • tweetie

    swimmers look great! Very impressive. <br />I am a lap swimmer, and the current coach, keeps them respectful and organized---<br /><br />Thank you

  • xo

    yay

  • Sydeny

    I am very proud of th is team and of the coach! very refreshing to see clean cut kids working hard and having fun!

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