Olympic effort from Aquanauts in Kimberley

The brother team of (from left) Bryce Anderson, Carson Ogloff, Corbin Anderson, and Logan Ogloff won gold in the div. 2 boys 100M medley relay and 2nd in 100M freestyle relay.  - Submitted
The brother team of (from left) Bryce Anderson, Carson Ogloff, Corbin Anderson, and Logan Ogloff won gold in the div. 2 boys 100M medley relay and 2nd in 100M freestyle relay.
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The Castlegar Aquanauts Swim Club had a great weekend of swimming in Kimberley this past weekend.  Everyone swam fast, and their were lots of best times with very few disqualifications.

“The pool there is salt water, which is thought to be considerably faster as we are more buoyant in it.” said head coach Mitchell Bourne. “That may have had an effect, but more importantly, I think that the Aquanauts training during the last few weeks has really paid off. “

The club had 33 swimmers compete in Kimberley, which was one of the lowest turn-outs of the season. Still, all who attended swam well, said Bourne.

Best times were achieved by the following swimmers:

Seraphina Welychko (1), Rachael teBulte (3), Wren Shaman (2), Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo (4), Jintia Ross-Van Mierlo (4), Cyan Ross-Van Mierlo (1), Logan Ogloff (3), Carson Ogloff (5), Ashlee Martini (6), James Marshall (4), Ethan Marshall (1), Ethan Lawczynski (5), Emma Lawczynski (6), Hayley Kruk (4), Bella Keus (5), Jaleb Keus (1), Genevieve Jin (1), Sophie Jansen (3), Gabrielle Hanvold (4), Kenna Cartwright (4), Claire Cartwright (5), Van Bellamy (3), Reid Bellamy (6), Jeffrey Ashton (5), Emily Ashton (1), Corbin Anderson (5), Bryce Anderson (5).

Podium finishes:

Bronze - Ethan Lawczynski (div 1), Corbin Anderson (div 2), Reid Bellamy (div 3)

Silver - Claire Cartwright (div 1), Carson Ogloff (div 1), Gabby Hanvold (O Cat 2), Mitchell Bourne (div 8)

Gold - Cyan Ross-Van Mierlo (O Cat 1), Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo (O Cat 2), Genevieve Jin (div 8), Nick Welychko (div 8)

And even though we were not the biggest team there, we managed to lock down 2nd place overall again. POINTS:

Colville Valley Sharks - 85

Cranbrook Tritons - 101

Nelson Neptunes - 361

Creston Wave - 522

Grand Forks Piranhas - 653.5

Golden Dolphins - 978

Kimberley Seahorses - 1139

Castlegar Aquanauts - 1254

Trail Stingrays - 1317.5


Carson Ogloff - 50 freestyle

Genevieve Jin - 50 butterfly, 200 I.M., 100 butterfly, 100 breaststroke

Nick Welychko - 50 butterfly, 200 I.M., 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 100 freestyle


This is the final week of regular training before the ‘Nauts head to Colville for the Kootenay Regional Championships (aka Kootlympics 2012) on Aug. 4/5.



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