The Post-Journal

Masters Swim Season Has Begun

The first virtual Masters swim meet participants.
The first virtual Masters swim meet was held at the Jamestown YMCA, thanks to the aquatics leadership. On the pool deck are, from the left, Jeff Barkstrom, Judy Young, Karen Williams and Kris Meekins. Submitted photo.

The 2022-23 Masters swim season has kicked off.

The recent swim meets were a virtual meet and a meet in Cranberry, Pennsylvania. Judy Young, competing in the 95-99 age group, continues to find success in the pool, taking first place in seven events (25 free, 50 free, 100 free, 25 back, 50 back, 100 back, and 200 back) in the last two meets.

Teammate Karen Williams placed first in four events (including the 50 fly) and second in four events (including the 200 individual medley). Team representative Kris Meekins claimed first in four events (including the 500 freestyle and the 100 butterfly) and second in three events (including the 100 backstroke).

The first virtual meet of the season also included Kelly Bates (two first places), Jeff Barkstrom (four first places), Nancy Feenstra (first, second and third) and Mara Rubin (two second places).

The Jamestown YMCA aquatics leadership team of aquatics director Jason Chinni and assistant aquatics director Maria Roehmholdt hosted and officiated the virtual meet. Lifeguard and member of the Jamestown YMCA Masters swim team Rich Siegel assisted with event timing.

A team participant in the Allegheny Mountain YMCA Masters Swimming Association, the Jamestown YMCA Masters swim team members work out individually but swim as a team at meets. New members are always welcome. Contact Meekins at for more information.

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