Local teen to compete in swimming events at South Zone Age Group Championship
Longview — Lydiah Almeter started out as a dancer and later tried other sports, but when she began to focus on competitive swimming, Almeter was in deep.
It’s that focus, according to coach Eric Deller, that makes the Longview home-schooled 14-year-old one of the best in the state.
Almeter will compete in the Texas Age Group Swimming (TAGS) meet today before flying to Greenville, S.C. and taking part in the 2013 Southern Zone Age Group Championship beginning Wednesday. She’ll compete in two relays, along with the 100 breaststroke, 200 individual medley and her signature event — the 50 freestyle.
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