Swimming into record books


On Feb. 21, Lindsey Kieffer, Jensyn Breakfield and Nicole Cunningham etched their names in the Delta College re- cord books.


After touching the wall of the 200-meter backstroke, Cunningham realized she set a time in the race with a mark of 2:33.01.

She credits a lot of hard work and practice for setting the record.

“Pretty long practices before- hand and we don’t really get any breaks,” said Cunningham. “Just Hard practices, hard practices, even before a meet. No breaks.”

Though she is the first in the record books at Delta, she also realizes it is breakable.

“I was pretty happy, but thinking that I am the first to set the record, I’m like ok I got to break my time to keep it,” she said.

Kieffer raced in the 200 but- terfly and joined Cunningham in making history by finishing her swim at 2:31.62.

Kieffer also credits practice in helping her set her mark.

“We did twenty-three 100 of our strokes to prepare for the meet,” said Kieffer.

She said she wants to keep her name first for a long time.

“I was very happy that I actu- ally a broke a record this year,”

Kieffer said. “Hopefully I can hold it and actually improve on it.”

Breakfield raced in the 400 Intermediate Medley and the 200 Breaststroke meet and af- ter she got out of the pool, she learned she was on the top of both with the time of 5:08.51.

“I just tried to focus about my own swims and worry about my times so I tried not to worry about the people next to me,” said Breakfield.

She described her emotions after finishing.

“I was pretty happy, hope- fully I can lower it next time I swim it,” she said.

The next swim meet is on March 6-7 at Cuesta College.