by Malcolm Butler
Five members of the Bulldog Aquatic Club will compete for Team Louisiana this week at the 2022 Southern Zone Championship Swim Meet in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Joseph Amiano, JJ Hoover, Owen Frick, Samuel Jackson and Camdyn Napper will be competing against some of the fastest swimmers from Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and Florida in age groups ranging from 11 through 14 years of age.
Bulldog Aquatics Club coach Rocky Smith was one of three individuals chosen to coach for Team Louisiana.
Each state is allowed eight competitors in 11-12 boys and girls and 13-14 boys and girls classifications.
The Southern Zone is one of four zones around the country (West, Central, Eastern). The competition will include one session today as well as prelims and finals for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
The athletes competing are as follows individual events as well as relays for Team Louisiana (note by age group and events are in performing order):
Joseph “G” Amiano, 11 (100 Butterfly, 50 Backstroke, 100 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 50 Freestyle, 50 Butterfly)
John “JJ” Hoover, 12 (50 Breaststroke, 100 Butterfly, 100 Backstroke, 100 Breaststroke, 200 Individual Medley, 50 Butterfly)
Christopher “Owen” Frick, 14, (200 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly, 100 Freestyle, 400 Freestyle, 50 Freestyle, 200 Butterfly)
Samuel Jackson, 14 (200 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly, 200 Backstroke, 100 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 50 Freestyle)
Camdyn Napper, 13 (200 Breaststroke, 100 Butterfly, 400 Individual Medley, 100 Breaststroke, 200 Individual Medley, 200 Butterfly)
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