Wednesday, January 20, 2016

More to be Proud Of

I've posted before about our granddaughter Kylie and what a wonderful swimmer she it. Last weekend, she competed in a high school swim meet in the south Denver suburban area. We are so proud of her. She set two pool records with her swims, placing first in those events.

The LittletonIndependent web site posted a story about the meet this week and here is the part of the story by Jim Benton that talks about Kylie. She is not only excellent at swimming, she is a real team player and a humble person.

It took her a bit, but Heritage sophomore Kylie Andrews finally admitted she performed well in the Smoky Hill Invitational girls swim meet on Jan. 16.

Heritage won the meet with 483 points to finish ahead of host Smoky Hill and Chaparral, which finished third. Legend was fourth, Douglas County/Castle View eighth and Ponderosa 13.

Andrews set pool records in winning the 100-yard butterfly and 100 backstroke. She swam a 55.91 to better the butterfly meet record of 56.07 set by Heritage's Shelly Patton in 2012.

In the 100 backstroke, her time of 56.03 snapped her own meet record of 57.39 set last season. Andrews also holds the meet record of 52.33 in the 100 freestyle, but she didn't swim in that event this season.

She also contributed on relay teams. CJ Mitchell, Andrews, Marissa Kiefer and Katherine Harston won the 400-freestyle relay in 3:40.59. Andrews also swam on the 200-medley relay team, which placed second.

“My team did really good and all my competitors in my races, my opponents, did really well,” said Andrews. “And I feel like I had a pretty good races.

“Right now I feel real good with how I'm doing. There is always room for improvement. There were just good vibes for this meet, and everyone did really well. I like all the events I swim except for really breaststroke.”


  1. She is a real treasure for sure. Both as a swimmer and a fine person.

  2. She is a real treasure for sure. Both as a swimmer and a fine person.