Photo courtesy Peyton Frear
SWIM FAST—Junior Peyton Frear poses with teammates at the state swimming meet at the Midco Aquatic Center in March in Sioux Falls.

Junior Peyton Frear sets three S.D. records at state swim meet in March
First place in breaststroke qualifies her for meet this August

By Ganin Thompson

Junior Peyton Frear often gets wet, but it’s not because of the all the rain we’ve had recently—she is an avid swimmer for the Sioux Falls Swim Team, who recently earned four state first place medals and set three state records at the South Dakota State Swim Meet held in March at the Midco Aquatic Center here in Sioux Falls. 

At the state meet, she took first place in the 100-meter breaststroke and set a state record. 

She also took first and set state records in the 200-medley relay and 400-medley relays. 

Frear says she is happy with her performance at the event. 

“The State Swim Meet was a blast, competing against the best swimmers in the state,” Frear said. “I thought I performed very well getting the times I was shooting for, but I still see opportunities to make myself better.” 

Her accomplishments do not end there, however. 

She also took second in the 200-individual medley, and third in the 400-individual medley and fourth in both the 200 meter butterfly and the 100 meter backstroke.

Her 100-breaststroke time also qualified her for the Futures Meet to be held in August in Rochester, Minn. 
Frear said she was honored with the achievement. 

“Making the Futures Meet was a huge accomplishment for me,” she said. “Finally my hard work is showing. Hopefully I can keep getting better and eventually compete at the college level.”


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