Congratulations to Middle School student Daren R. who placed 1st in 4 categories in his age group in the IL Swimming Competition held in Pleasant Prairie, WI this past weekend! Daren swims with his team, the Chicago Wolfpack Aquatic Club.

Daren began swimming when he was seven years old and it is now a daily activity; over the summer break, he practices twice a day. His practice has paid off, evident in his recent state results. He said that he is “happy with what he has accomplished.”
Daren stated that now that this competition has passed, he will be focusing on Long Course swimming (50-meter length), and then following on next season in which he will advance in age groups.

His state standings are as follows:

#1: 50 yard butterfly
#1: 100 yard freestyle
#1: 100 yard medley

#1: 100 yard butterfly
#2: 50 freestyle
#9: 200 yard medley
#11: 200 yard butterfly