Castlegar Aquanauts bring medal haul back from provincials

17 local swimmers ascended the podium in Coquitlam to receive individual and team honours.

Jaylen Rushton

The Castlegar Aquanauts attended the largest and most competitive meet of the season at the 2013 BCSSA Provincial Championships from August 16 -18 in Coquitlam.

There were 17 swimmers and three coaches from the Aquanauts who made the trek to compete.

“Every swimmer that competed that weekend has trained for this meet,” said head coach Nick Welychko. “It has been a tough three and a half months but every single Aquanaut put 100 per cent into every practice and I could not have asked for anything more from them.”

Almost every Aquanauts swimmer achieved new personal bests and placed within the top 16 of their divisions.

Individual medal winners:

Jaylen Rushton: FIRST Women Div 1 100 IM (1:32.82), Div 1 Women 50 Butterfly (43.41) and Div 1 Women 50 Backstroke (43.45). SECOND Div 1 Women 50 Breaststroke (47.63)

Samuel Matthew FIRST Div 4 Men 100 Breaststroke (1:16.09)

Carson Ogloff SECOND Div 2 Men 50 Freestyle (33.48)

Samuel Matthew THIRD Men Div 4 200 IM (2:31.29)

Noah Robertson THIRD Div O2 Men 50 Butterfly (31.65)

Lauren Voss THIRD Div 7 Women 50 Butterfly (31.72) Bryce Anderson THIRD Div 2 Men 50 Breaststroke (42.68)

Nick Welychko THIRD Div 8 Men 100 Breaststroke (1:09.78)

Team events:

Ethan Lawczynski (BK), Bryce Anderson (BR), Cayden Cooke (BF), Carson Ogloff (FR): SECOND in the Div 2 Men 200 Medley Relay (2:42.14)

Bryce Anderson, Simon Larocque, Ethan Lawczynski, Carson Ogloff: THIRD in the Div 2 Men 200 Freestyle Relay (2 :24.99)

The swim club had a successful season in the pool with a number of meet records set throughout the year.

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