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    Area youth compete for spot in Summer Games of Texas



    Volunteer David Buchhorn of Victoria talks with swimmers before the start of there races at the VISD Aquatics Center. Buchhorn and other volunteers came to help out at Saturday's TAAF Region 16 swim meet.

    Volunteer David Buchhorn of Victoria talks with swimmers before the start of there races at the VISD Aquatics Center. Buchhorn and other volunteers came to help out at Saturday's TAAF Region 16 swim meet.

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    Swimmers walk to there lanes to prepare for the start of there race at the VISD Aquatics Center in Victoria. Saturday was the TAAF Region 16 swim meet and swimmers from around the area came to compete.

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    Victoria's Miller Metzler, 9, swims in the water following the 25 yard backstroke event at the VISD Aquatics Center in Victoria. Metzler and many other local swimmers came to compete in Saturday's TAAF Region 16 swim meet.

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    Swimmers jump off there blocks in there race at the VISD Aquatics Center in Victoria. Saturday was the TAAF Region 16 swim meet and swimmers from around the area came to compete.

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    Participants in the 25 yard breaststroke jump off the ledge into the water to begin there race at the VISD Aquatics Center in Victoria. It was the second of two heats in the event for boys 8 and under in Saturday's TAAF Region 16 swim meet..

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    Volunteer David Buchhorn of Victoria gets kids ready before the start of there races at the VISD Aquatics Center. Buchhorn and other volunteers came to help out at Saturday's TAAF Region 16 swim meet.

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    Carina Zepeda, 10, swims during the 25 yard breaststroke at the VISD Aquatics Center in Victoria. It was the first of four heats in the event for girls ages 9-10 in Saturday's TAAF Region 16 swim meet.

    TAAF REGION 16 SWIM MEET

    • For complete results of Saturday's meet, see C3.

    • For more photos of Saturday's action, see C6 or go to AdvoSports.com.

    Nearly a hundred young swimmers from around the Crossroads area came to Victoria on Saturday morning for the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Region 16 swim meet.

    The swimmers were competing for a spot in the 2013 TAAF Summer Games of Texas State Swim Meet in Corpus Christi, starting July 25.

    Victoria swimmers took first place in 12 of the 37 events, including a one-two-three finish in the Girls 8 and under 25-yard freestyle by Brooke Henry (first place), Kate Wickham and Abigail Sevier.

    Victoria also took first and second in the Girls 9/10 25-yard backstroke. Robin Barker finished first, and Callie Edmonds was second.

    Saturday's swim meet was for swimmers 10 years or younger. Swimmers 11 years or older will compete Sunday at the Victoria Aquatic Center.

    The first heats are set to begin at 10 a.m.

    TAAF Region 16 includes swimmers from Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, Goliad, Jackson, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio and Victoria counties.



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