Aquanauts swim to bronze

The Castlegar Aquanauts swam to a third place finish in the opening meet of the summer season last weekend in Nelson.

The Castlegar Aquanauts swam to a third place finish in the opening meet of the summer season last weekend in Nelson.

James Pilla broke two meet records in the 50-metre fly and 100-metre backstroke, with times of 27.73 and 1:03.76, respectively.

Cayden Cooke, Sierra Buchanan and Christopher Paulson all received bronze medals, Simon Larocque, Harper Shaman, Nick Welychko and Genevieve Jen received silver and James Pilla and Mitchell Bourne swam to gold finishes.

Bourne, who doubles as head coach, said 40 Aquanauts swam in the meet, with 36 swimming faster than their last season by as much as 24 seconds in a single race.

The Revelstoke Aquaducks finished in first place and the Trail Stingrays finished in second.