Pendleton Swim Club members leave their mark


FISHERS — Pendleton Swim Club competed in the recent FAST Santa Claus Classic at Fishers High School, competing in 250 events in which participants racked up 185 lifetime bests and 46 division-qualifying times.

PSC coach Jill McKinney said the club had a strong showing in the meet that featured competitors from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Mallory Gentry, 12, broke club records and achieved state-qualifying times in the 50 (26.57), 100 (57.73), 200 (2:03.85) and 500 (5:39.02) freestyle events. Gentry was the high-point scorer for the club with 131 points, followed by Jasper Young with 58 points, Baleigh Norman with 36 points, Jacob Simpson with 21 points and Ella Rector with 10 points.

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The club swimmers will continue to seek divisional and state time cuts at upcoming regional meets.

Many PSC swimmers also compete on the Pendleton Heights Middle School Swim team, which swims in several meets in February, culminating in the Hoosier Heritage Conference Meet on Saturday, Feb. 23.

While the club typically conducts tryouts in April for the competition team, swimmers can join any time at

The club serves competitive youth swimmers ages 5-18 and competes at local and regional meets throughout the year.

The club also offers swim lessons to the public throughout the year.

For more details, visit the website or follow pendletonswim on Twitter.

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