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 St. Clair Shores Lakeview junior Aidan Boldt competes Feb. 8 at the Macomb County championships.

St. Clair Shores Lakeview junior Aidan Boldt competes Feb. 8 at the Macomb County championships.

Photo by Erin Sanchez


Lakeview swimmer shines at county meet

By: Jason Carmel Davis | St. Clair Shores Sentinel | Published February 14, 2020

 Boldt holds his medal after winning the 200-yard freestyle. Boldt set a county record in the event and also won the 500 free.

Boldt holds his medal after winning the 200-yard freestyle. Boldt set a county record in the event and also won the 500 free.

Photo by Erin Sanchez

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ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Clair Shores Lakeview junior Aidan Boldt had himself quite the day Feb. 8 at the 2020 Macomb County boys swim and dive championships.

Boldt won county titles in two events. The junior won the 500-yard freestyle event with a time of 4 minutes, 40.8 seconds, beating the second-place finisher by more than four seconds.

Boldt also set a new county record in the 200 free with a time of 1:42.89. The Lakeview swimmer won the 200 by nearly two seconds.

“I’ve been swimming six days a week for the past year,” Boldt said. “I’ve been competing in meets with (the Fraser-based Lakers Aquatic Club) to learn how to pace myself in events.

“It makes me feel honored to see all my hard work paying off. I can now look back on it for multiple years to see what I’ve achieved.”

Boldt admitted that he wanted to establish a new county record in the 500, too. During the finals, Boldt said, he watched the clock instead of his opponents to gauge whether he should speed up or slow down.

Boldt said he believes his performance at the county meet, won by Macomb Dakota, sets him up for success down the road.

“I’ll be in faster heats at the (Michigan Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association) and (state finals),” Boldt said. “So I’ll have (tougher) competition next to me when I swim.”

Boldt has the rest of this season and all of the 2020-21 campaign to add to his resume with the Huskies. He wants to leave the program knowing he gave his all in the water.

“I want to be a state champion in both the 200 and 500 freestyle,” Boldt said. “I want to be an All-American in those events as well and get all of the records that I currently don’t have at Lakeview.”

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