Castlegar swimmers win Gold at Provincials!! – UPDATED

The Castlegar Aquanauts made quite a splash at the BC Provincial Summer Swimming Championship this weekend.

Castlegar Aquanaut coaches Mitchell Bourne and Genevieve Jim (finger raised) celebrate with the gold medal winning relay team and friends.

Castlegar Aquanaut coaches Mitchell Bourne and Genevieve Jim (finger raised) celebrate with the gold medal winning relay team and friends.

 

The Castlegar Aquanauts made quite a splash at the BC Provincial Summer Swimming Championship this weekend.

The ‘Nauts travelled to Nanaimo to compete with the province’s best swimmers and came back with four golds as well as several silver and bronze medals.

The BCSSA Provincial Championships in Nanaimo this year may have been one of the best meets that I can remember, all things considered,” said Aquanauts head coach Mitchell Bourne. “The organizers did a fantastic job of ensuring volunteer positions were all filled and the races went through as scheduled.  There were no major issues that arose, at least none that involved the Kootenay Region.  And though this year may have not been the largest team that the Aquanauts sent, those who did attend swam unbelievably well.”

Results:

Bryce Anderson

100 I.M. – 7th place

50 butterfly – 9th place

50 breaststroke – Gold medal (personal best -4.79 seconds)

200 medley relay – Gold medal

200 freestyle relay – Gold medal

200 regional relay – Gold medal

Corbin Anderson

100 I.M. – 20th place

50 butterfly – 21st place

50 backstroke – 23rd place (personal best -2.84 seconds)

100 freestyle – 18th place (personal best -0.09 seconds)

200 regional relay – 8th place

Mitchell Bourne

50 freestyle – 12th place

200 regional relay – 7th place

Claire Cartwright

100 I.M – 8th place

50 freestyle – 5th place (personal best -3.38 seconds)

50 backstroke – 6th place (personal best -2.34 seconds)

100 freestyle – 4th place (personal best -6.29 seconds)

200 regional relay – 7th place

Gabrielle Hanvold

50 freestyle – Silver medal (personal best -1.42 seconds)

100 butterfly – 4th place (personal best -6.54 seconds)

50 butterfly – Bronze medal (personal best -0.33 seconds)

100 freestyle – personal best -1.07 seconds

Lynden Hanvold

50 freestyle – 9th place (personal best -3.99 seconds)

100 freestyle – personal best -7.53 seconds

200 medley relay – Gold medal

200 freestyle relay – Gold medal

Genevieve Jin

200 I.M. – Bronze medal (personal best -5.61 seconds)

100 backstroke – 5th place (personal best -1.99 seconds)

Emma Lawczynski

50 backstroke – 15th place (personal best -2.53 seconds)

50 breaststroke – 18th place (personal best -1.77 seconds)

200 regional relay – 7th place

Ethan Lawczynski

100 I.M. – 10th place (personal best -0.88 seconds)

50 freestyle – 13th place (personal best -2.95 seconds)

50 backstroke – 6th place (personal best -3.09 seconds)

50 breaststroke – 4th place (persona best -3.34 seconds)

200 medley relay – Gold medal

200 freestyle relay – Gold medal

200 regional relay – Gold medal

Ashlee Martini

50 freestyle – 19th place (personal best -0.82 seconds)

50 butterfly – 21st place

100 breaststroke – 21st place

100 freestyle – 21st place (personal best -1.09 seconds)

200 regional relay – 7th place

Carson Ogloff

50 freestyle – Silver medal (personal best -3.77 seconds)

50 butterfly – 6th place (personal best -5.84 seconds)

50 backstroke – Bronze medal (personal best -4.23 seconds)

100 freestyle – Silver medal (personal best -7.23 seconds)

200 medley relay – Gold medal

200 freestyle relay – Gold medal

200 regional relay – Gold medal

Logan Ogloff

100 freestyle – 21st place (personal best -27.58 seconds)

200 regional relay – 7th place

“It’s always incredible to see how much faster everyone swam at this meet compared to all of the other meets,” said Bourne. “It is nice to see the swimmers’ hard work throughout the season pay off so hugely at the provincial championships.  And the division 1 boys who had a tough break with a controversial disqualification last year came through to claim gold medals in all three of their relays.  It’s been a super season! Good job Aquanauts!”