The Aiken-Augusta Swim League is playing host to swim clinics for anyone interested in learning more about strokes, turns and starts. This will be a great refresher course for all summer-league swimmers. The clinic will be Monday through Thursday at two sites. The clinics at the University of South Carolina Aiken are from 4 to 5 p.m., and the clinics at Augusta State University are from 6 to 7 p.m. The cost is $40 for four sessions. Call Ken Heis at (803)613-0202 for more information, or see www.swimasl.org to register online.
Youth soccer clinic
The Harlem High School soccer team is holding a youth soccer clinic April 7. The clinic is for boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade. Registration will be at on the day of the clinic at 9:30 a.m., and the clinic will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harlem High School football stadium. The cost is $25 which includes lunch and a souvenir. For more information call Jennifer Perez at 556-6909.
Swimmers takes second
Greater Augusta Swimming finished second in the Southeast Divisional Swimming Championships in Brunswick last weekend. Bennet Yort led the way by winning seven events in the boys 8-and-under age group.
Columbia County swimmers earning top three finishes for GAS were: Sarah Kim - (girls 9-10) 50-yard breaststroke (second, 43.42), 100-yard breaststroke (second, 1:28.54), 50-yard butterfly (third, 39.83), and 100-yard butterfly (third, 1:31.79); Lauren Plowman (11-12 girls) 100-yard breaststroke (third, 1:19.17); Katie Croft (13-14 girls) 200-yard backstroke (third, 2:32.72); Jacob Burr (8-and-under boys) 100-yard freestyle (third, 1:42.98); Garrett Baker (9-10 boys) 50-yard breaststroke (third, 49.38); Tyler Baum (9-10 boys) 200-yard freestyle (third, 3:23.68) and 100-yard butterfly (third, 1:53.79); Nathan Pocta (9-10 boys) 100-yard breaststroke (1:48.72); Charlie Johnson (11-12 boys) 50-yard freestyle (third, 31.68) and 50-yard breaststroke (third, 44.48); Brian Maleck (13-14 boys) 200-yard breaststroke (third, 2:46.70); and, George Patton (Senior Boys) 100-yard breaststroke (third, 1:04.33) and 200-yard breaststroke (third, 2:21.59).
Calling all cheerleaders
The Hayden's Allstar Twisters will be holding tryouts for the 2003-04 season. There will be a meeting at Hayden's Gymnasium on April 17 at 7 p.m. Team practices are April 21 (5:30-7:30 p.m.), April 22 (7:30-9 p.m.) and April 24 (7-9 p.m.). The tryouts are for children in grades 3-12, and will be held April 26 starting at 10 a.m. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 868-0608.
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