BRIGHTON — Late summer showers didn’t stop the action at the Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School swim Olympics Sept. 20.
Students came to the Brighton pool prepared to get wet and compete, so water falling from above was no problem for these young athletes.
The PECS K-5 swim program aims to get students familiar with the water and learn strokes. The three-week program allows the students to progress at their own pace and culminates with the Olympics in the fall.
The program will resume in the spring, but without the Olympics.
Families gathered poolside to cheer their swimmers on.
When the rain came down, they huddled under colorful pool umbrellas or took shelter in cars. There was no thunder or lightening, so the event continued uninterrupted. Even the award ceremony was held in the rain.
By the end of the day, students earned medals and ribbons for their efforts in gold, silver and bronze categories.
Kindergarten freestyle gold winners
Kindergarten backstroke gold winners
Kindergarten buddy race gold winners
Kalliope Puente and Kahniyah Hill-Billie
Elakiah Collins and Chayton Robinson
1st grade freestyle gold winners
1st grade backstroke gold winners
2nd grade freestyle gold winners
2nd grade backstroke gold winners
2nd grade buddy race gold winners
Jeremiah Johns and Josiah Gopher
Hayden Nunez and Jaelle Weimann
3rd grade freestyle gold winners
3rd grade backstroke gold winners
3rd grade buddy race gold winners
Ciani Smith and Azariah Washington
Elainna Fonseca and Kulipa Julian
4th grade freestyle gold winners
4th grade backstroke gold winners
4th grade buddy race gold winners
Meleah Billie and Dyani Kayda
Walt Fortner and Case Prescott
5th grade freestyle gold winners
5th grade backstroke gold winners
Adarius Ford Josiah Robinson
5th grade buddy race gold winners
Waniya Fortner and Hannah Platt
Rylee Bowers and Serene King