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Swimming: Lakeside Aquatics raises money for charity
From staff reports
Lakeside Aquatic Club, a swim team based out of Flower Mound, recently sent 40 swimmers to Rockwall to help earn money for charity by competing in the second annual Dallas Swim Across America.
Behind the leadership of LAC board president Tim Leonard, Team Lakeside helped raise more than $21,000 and came in third-place as high fund raising team.
"I challenged these kids to raise $15,000 this year," Leonard said. "True to their competitive nature, they exceeded their goal. At Lakeside Aquatic Club, we don't just build champion swimmers; we build young men and women of character. This event gives our swimmers an opportunity to use their gift to benefit others."
In all, more than $275,000 was raised at the event to benefit the Innovative Clinical Trials Center at the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center.
Listed below are the Lakeside swimmers who excelled in their respective events
Men's Open 2 Mile
9. Chase Sellers, 15, Flower Mound, 49.44
Men's Open 1 Mile
2. Aidan Glynn, 15, Flower Mound, 23.04
3. Nathan Anderson, 15, Double Oak, 23.37
Women's Open 1 Mile
3. Sammie Jo Porter, 13, Flower Mound, 24.16
4. Megan Hanson, 13, Keller, 24.17
5. Alecia McGillivray, 17, Flower Mound, 24.22
6. Gabriela Arredondo, 14, Flower Mound, 24.25
7. Abbie Porter, 15, Flower Mound, 24.35
Women's Open ½ Mile
2. Brooke Lawless, 13, Flower Mound, 15.46
3. Keley VanDevier, 12, Flower Mound, 15.58
4. MacKenzie Garcia-Hynds, 12, Carrollton, 16.17
4. Julia Jergens, 12, Carrolton, 16.17
10. Jessica Hanson, 10, Keller, 20.53