Aquanauts host their way to top spot

Castlegar swim-squad leaves coaches at a loss for words

Aquanaut Inga Sithembu

This past weekend the Castlegar Aquanauts competed at their home meet and left everyone almost speechless.

To suggest that coaches Nick Welychko and Michaella Yang were impressed would be an understatement.

“This weekend was a huge success. All of the swimmers competed to their maximum ability even after an extremely hard week of training,” said Yang. “The swimmers took everything that Nick and I would tell them before a race and applied it to their swims. Even after the hardest week of training, many of our swimmers were achieving best times,” Yang praised.

“Our swimmers were able to find ways to get focused and dig deep for new best times, even though many of them were exhausted and sore from the week,” said Welychko.

The Aquanauts have two weeks of training before heading over to the Kimberley Seahorses’ Invitational Swim Meet hoping to capture another victory.

Individual Results:

Div 1 Girls:

2nd: Kenna Cartwright

 

Div 1 Boys:

1st: Reid Quintanhila

 

Div 2 Girls:

1st: Claire Cartwright

 

Pictured below: Georgia Anderson

 

Div 2 Boys:

3rd: Ayden Quintanhila

2nd: Bryce Anderson

1st: Lynden Hanvold

 

Div 3 Boys:

3rd: Simon Laroque

2nd: Cayden Cooke

1st: Ethan Lawczynski

 

Div 4 Girls:

1st: Emma Lawczynski

 

Div 4 Boys:

2nd: Harper Shaman

 

Div 5 Girls:

1st: Sierra Buchanan

 

Div 6 Boys:

3rd: Torrin Wilson

1st: Jeff Ashton

 

Div 7 Girls:

2nd: Ashlee Martini

Div 8 Boys:

3rd: Ron Anderson

1st: Nick Welychko

 

O Cat Boys:

1st: Carson Ogloff

 

O Cat 2 Girls:

1st: Gabrielle Hanvold

 

O Cat 2 Boys:

2nd: Noah Robertson

 

Team Results:

7th: Colville Sharks – 188

6th: Creston Waves – 209

5th: Trail Stingrays – 287

4th: Kimberley Seahorses – 340

3rd: Nelson Neptunes – 394

2nd: Grand Forks Piranhas – 452

1st: Castlegar Aquanauts – 828

 

Meet records were individually broken by Carson Ogloff, Bryce Anderson, Claire Cartwright, Noah Robertson, Gabrielle Hanvold, and Lynden Hanvold. Bryce Anderson, Ayden Quintanhila, Hunter Hansen and Lynden Hanvold broke the Div 2 Boys 200 Freestyle Relay record.

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