Young Bay swimmers compete at four-state championship meet

BMS students and Team Ohio swimmers Colin MacMillan and Maja Miedza helped their team finish second in a four-state meet.

Bay Middle School students Colin MacMillan and Maja Miedza recently returned from Indianapolis, where they represented Team Ohio at the 2013 Mid States Championships Meet held at IUPUI Natatorium. Colin, a seventh-grade student, and Maja, a fifth-grader, were part of a select group of swimmers participating in this age 14-and-under elite meet.

Both swimmers are members of the Lakewood Rangers Swim Team, a USASwimming club in Lakewood. “Being named to represent Team Ohio at the Mid States Championships is indeed an extremely high honor. Colin and Maja’s performance at this meet bodes well for their future in competition at national meets,” said LRST head coach Jim Stacy.

Colin and Maja each competed in three individual events – 50-yard butterfly, 100-yard butterfly, and 50-yard freestyle – and two relays, finishing within the top 10 in each event. Colin swam in the boys 11-12 age group and Maja competed in the girls 10-and-under age group. Both also swam on their respective 200 freestyle and 200 medley relays.

Team Ohio scored 3494.5 points and placed second behind Team Indiana’s 3897.5 points. Team Kentucky finished third, Team Michigan was fourth.

Team Ohio is comprised of swimmers from Lake Erie League and the Ohio League, the two USA Swimming leagues in Ohio. Team Ohio selects the top four swimmers in each event to travel to the Mid States Championships.  

Leigh Owen

Lakewood Rangers Swim Team (LRST) parent board communications representative

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Volume 5, Issue 2, Posted 11:55 AM, 01.22.2013