Kaneland High School junior Grant Alef, as an individual swimmer, has one destination during the winter.
For the third season in a row, heâ€™s making good once again.
Alef, of Maple Park, finished second in the 500 yard freestyle event with a time of 4 minutes, 43.68 seconds, and third in the 100 yard backstroke at 52.97 at the St. Charles East Sectional.
â€œI want to get into finals,â€ Alef said on Tuesday. â€œI came so close last year, and it could come down to a slip here or a flipturn there. I want to get good times.â€
Alef hopes to make it out of the meet in Evanston this weekend with a goal.
â€œI want to have my name on the group of State qualifiers for Kaneland and be the first swimmer,â€ Alef said.