Jasper Valley Swim Team celebrates successful Rotary Meet

Courtesy photo The Jasper Valley Swim Team shows off its first-place banner at the Milford Rotary Swim Meet.

The Jasper Valley Swim Team (JVST) swept the 52nd Annual Milford Rotary Swim Meet on July 15-16. Competing in Division 3, JVST placed first both in division and overall with 1,654.5 points.

This is JVST’s first win at the annual Rotary meet in five years, since their last first-place finish in 2012. JVST brought 75 swimmers ages 5-18, led by head coach Sarah Barrett and assistant coaches Drew Whitney and Simonne Dodge.

The entire team had a highly successful weekend with nearly all swimmers garnering new PRs. Three outstanding swimmers placed first in all three of their individual events: Libby Kennedy (8 & Under Girls) 100 IM, 25 Breaststroke, 50 Freestyle; Natalie Heimarck (9-10 Girls) 100 IM, 100 Freestyle, 50 Butterfly; Gus Stevenson (8 & Under Boys) 25 Freestyle, 50 Freestyle, 25 Butterfly. Izzy Stevenson, Ainsley Dickinson and Elka Fuller swept the 8 & Under Girls 25 Freestyle, placing first, second and third respectively.

A number of other JVST swimmers garnered top three finishes and all JVST relays gained points for the team. It was a great weekend for the whole team.