Regan Minh participated in the Zones Swim Meet this past weekend at the University of Minnesota and has much to be proud of having competed in the largest meet of her very promising career.
By AMY WOLF | For The Record
Regan Minh participated in the Zones Swim Meet this past weekend at the University of Minnesota and has much to be proud of having competed in the largest meet of her very promising career. As some of you may have read previously, this particular meet covers a very large portion of the Midwest.
In her individual race, the 50 meter backstroke, Minh placed 77th in her age group, shaving off an additional .52 seconds from her original record. Her and her teammates excelled even further in the relays. For the North Dakota Relay A they placed 12th in the 200 meter free relay, decreasing their seed time as well. Additionally, Minh was a member of the 200 meter medley, 400 meter medley and 400 meter free relay for the North Dakota Relay B in which they placed 16th in all three races.
Along with Minh’s family, there was another very special supporter in the stands. Mike Skarp, the original coach of the Hettinger Stingrays, watched Regan swim during Sunday’s competition, making her the 4th of 5 swimmers from Hettinger that he has gotten to personally cheer on competing at this level. He was able to meet with Regan’s family including her mother, Tracy, whom he was able to watch in this very competition as well.
This meet was a great experience for this young athlete, one that has given her many memories and further experience in competitive swimming to carry with her. Regan and her family would like to thank everyone who helped make this exciting achievement possible with their many donations and the outpouring of support. Next, the Olympics!