Arab swimmers compete with Cullman team

From left: Reid Harper, Karington Harper and Bentley Bowling

Three Arab swimmers competed with the highly competitive Cullman Swim Association this past winter season (September through February), and all three cut significant time off of their events heading into the summer season with the Arab Swim Team.

Karington Harper, 10; Reid Harper, 6; and Bentley Bowling, 9, participated in five meets with the Cullman team, which is coached by Carson Glasscock, the brother of former Arab football coach Oscar Glasscock. Glasscock is assisted by Missy Haigh and Charis Peek

Here are highlights from the five meets:

• Veterans Day Invitational at Madison. Bentley (Boys 10U): third place in 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle. Reid (Boys 8U): fifth place in the 25 butterfly, 25 breaststroke and 50 breaststroke.

• Holiday Classic at Ensworth, Tenn. Bentley (Boys 10U): seventh place 100 freestyle;

Karington (Girls 10U): eighth place 50 butterfly.

• Frost Bite Invite at Ensworth, Tenn. Bentley (Boys 10U): fifth place 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle. Reid (Boys 8U): first place 25 butterfly, second place 25 breaststroke. Karington (Girls 10U): 10th place 100 backstroke, 12th place 50 freestyle.

• Kyle Parker Invitational at Madison. Bentley (Boys 10U): fourth place 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle. Reid (Boys 8U): fourth place 25 butterfly, fifth place 100 individual medley. Karington (Girls 10U): eighth place 100 breaststroke.

• Region 3 Championship at Birmingham. Cullman Swim Association finished fifth out of 19 teams.

Individually, Bentley (Boys 10U): third place 50 freestyle, fifth place 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle. Reid (Boys 8U): fourth place overall, third place 50 breaststroke, fourth place 25 butterfly, 50 butterfly and 100 individual medley. Karington (Girls 10U): 14th place 100 backstroke, 16th place 100 breaststroke and 17th place 50 butterfly.

The Harpers’ parents are Chris and Kayla Harper. Bowling’s parents are Daniel and Niki Bowling.

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