Camdenton hit the pool at Hickory Hills Middle School in Springfield on Friday for the SWMO Championships and took on the rest of the Ozark Conference as well for conference bragging rights.

After all 12 events were in the books, the Lakers finished fifth out of seven conference schools with 86 team points while the Falcons of Glendale won the conference title with 454 team points respectively. However, after the prelims for the SWMO Championships were complete, four total Lakers made the finals in three relays and four individual events.


Camdenton began the day with the 200 Medley Relay and the Lakers finished fifth in the conference and seventh overall in the SWMO Finals as sophomore Michael Radlund, fellow sophomore Bryce Leuenberger, junior Josef Bernabe and senior Blake Lapine put up a time of two minutes and two seconds.

The same team went on to finish 11th overall and fourth in the conference for the 200 Free Relay at 1:45 and finished things up with the 400 Free Relay with a time of 3:56 to finish 10th overall and fourth in the conference.


A trio of Lakers competed in the 50 Free and Bernabe was the fastest among them taking 12th overall and fourth in the conference with a time of 24.6 seconds. Meanwhile, Lapine took 23rd overall and 10th in the conference at 25.8 seconds and sophomore Addison Stanley placed 19th in the conference at 30.03 seconds.

Leuenberger was the lone Camdenton swimmer in the pool for the 100 Fly and the young sophomore earned 22nd overall and ninth in the conference with a time of 1:16.

Last but not least was the Boys 100 Free and two Lakers dove into the pool for the event. Radlund earned 17th overall and ninth in the conference with a time of 56.15 seconds while freshman Dane Lapine took 14th in the conference at 1:02.

Now, Camdenton awaits its fate. Camdenton coach Anna Leezer will enter times for state consideration on Friday and the Lakers will find out if they will be going to the state meet on Sunday.