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Next wave in Surprise swimming makes splash

Posted 4/13/21

Surprise Storm club swimmer Ryley “Smiley” Clark, 14, qualified for the Speedo‘s sectionals March 25 to 28 in Phoenix along with Storm coach Buster Thompson.

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SPORTS

Next wave in Surprise swimming makes splash

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Surprise Storm club swimmer Ryley “Smiley” Clark, 14, qualified for the Speedo sectionals March 25 to 28 in Phoenix along with Storm coach Buster Thompson.

She competed in five events.

“Working with Ryley has been my pleasure from the very first day she came to my group. She is very intelligent and a true student of the sport. She continually strives to perfect technique, never hesitates to try something new and is more than willing to work outside of her comfort zone,” Thompson said. “She has earned the respect of her coach, as well as her fellow athletes. Ryley is the captain of the gold training group within the Surprise Storm Program. It is my opinion that she will have a very bright future in this sport.”

The Surprise Storm had several state medals last weekend at age group state meet in Chandler.

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