‘Fish’ Face-Off: Kentlands Vs. Lakelands

Kentlands Kingfish Read Flaherty won his event in backstroke and placed second in free during an epic meet with the Lakelands Lionfish. Photo | Submitted

Kentlands Kingfish Read Flaherty won his event in
backstroke and placed second in free during an epic meet with the Lakelands Lionfish.
Photo | Submitted

In an all-out showdown, the Kentlands Kingfish and Lakelands Lionfish faced off against one another in an epic B-Meet. Lakelands and Kentlands slid on their trunks and dove into the water, racing against their long-time rivals. Parents and onlookers teemed the sidelines, cheering on their children and neighbors as they awaited the final touch.

Fueled by the cafe’s burgers, this healthy competition bred fast times, with Kingfish and Lionfish alike dropping seconds in the water. A notable competitor was the Kentlands Kingfish’s own Read Flaherty, who went on to win his event in backstroke and place second in free. Numbers of other swimmers went on to win their races and drop time, making their way from the B-Meets on to the A.

Though the competition was high, the teams showed great respect for one another, with swimmers often shaking hands and laughing with their friends.

Though we are the Lakelands and Kentlands, there is still camaraderie in neighborship.

With no declared score, the Kentlands and Lakelands are ready to face off once again next Monday, where they’ll race in the B-Relays and find out who the true winner is.

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