Lava Hot Springs' Swim Team - The HEAT
The HEAT, the area’s age group swim team, seeks new or returning members, ages 5 to 18. The HEAT's mission is to provide all levels of swimmers the opportunity to learn and improve as well as offer resources and training for competitive swimming. We focus on learning the four Olympic strokes as well as starts and turns. Formal competitions are available but optional.
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HEAT Swim Team Prerequisites
Try the HEAT for FREE! Not sure about swim team? Come practice for a week to see how you like it. Call Coach Karen for an evaluation and more information (208) 251-5230.
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2013 Heat Swim Team
Locals Take (and Make) Their Marks at High School State Swimming Championships
Boise, ID—Six local swimmers competed at Idaho’s High School Swimming Championships at the Boise Aquatic Center Nov 2-3. The competitors represented Soda Springs, North Gem, and Marsh Valley high schools.
Marsh Valley ladies showed strongly in a division wide field. With 3 individuals and 2 relays finishing in the top 16, the eagles took home a 2nd place girls team trophy for divisions 3a, 2a, 1a combined. Levi Franson, Senior, represented Soda Springs at the meet and scored enough points to be awarded 3rd place overall for the boys combined 3a, 2a, and 1a Championship award.
MVHS Junior Ashley Adams made consolation finals in the 100y freestyle (:59.13) and had the highest individual place, 14th. Alexandria Traini, MVHS Junior, finished 16th in the 100y butterfly (1:09), and Tasia Cook, MVHS Junior, finished 15th in the 100y back (1:06.5).
MVHS has had many individual qualifiers for final heats (top 16), but this is the first time MVHS has had a relay qualify for final heats. MVHS girls suffered heartbreak in the 200 Medley Relay after their disqualification in their consolation final, but the 400y freestyle relay finished in 15th place. Sophomore Reanna York was the 4th member of the MVHS relays.
Soda Springs High School Senior Levi Franson made consolation finals in the 100y backstroke and finished 15th with a person best time of 1:03.48.
Junior Clay Crandall represented North Gem High School. Although Crandall qualified in multiple races (50y free, 200y free, and 100y breaststroke), competitors are limited to 2 individual events per meet. Crandall finaled in the 100y backstroke, finished in 16th place, and achieved a personal best time of 1:04.29. In the 200y Individual Medley (IM), Crandall dropped over 2 seconds to finish 23rd.
510 athletes from over 50 schools competed in the State Championship Meet. Although in Idaho high school swimming is a club rather than varsity sport, the high school state championship is the fastest swim meet in Idaho featuring a field of speed and depth. Qualifying times are based on the top 32 times achieved by Idaho high school swimmers per event.
Enjoy our Heat Swim Team Slideshow! Click on pictures to view a larger one.