On go the Aquanauts

Castlegar swimming club continues to impress its coaches

The relay team takes time out at their meet for a pose

A strong season continued  for The Castlegar Aquanauts, who competed at the Kimberley Seahorses Swim Meet this past weekend. Giving a tremendous effort, the swimmers amazed onlookers.

Coaches Nick Welychko and Michaella Yang were impressed. “With only 25 swimmers competing at the meet, both Nick and I were astonished at the way the meet turned out,” said Yang. Less than half of the team was there, and with each swimmer competing harder than ever, we took another victory.  “Being the last regular meet of the season, I was so excited with how well everyone was swimming,” Yang concludedd.

“Michaella and I are really looking forward to both regionals and provincials,” commented Welychko.

The Aquanauts are preparing for the Kootenay Regional  Meet this weekend in Trail. Both coaches are ecstatic to see the swimmers qualify for provincials, and to see how much more the swimmers will push their own limits.


Individual Meet Results:


Div 1 Girls:

3rd: Kenna Cartwright


Div 1 Boys:

3rd: Ethan Marshall

1st: Reid Quintanhila


Div 2 Girls:

2nd: Avery Cooke

1st: Claire Cartwright


Div 2 Boys:

2nd: Ayden Quintanhila

1st: Bryce Anderson


Div 3 Boys:

3rd: Simon Laroque and James Marshall

2nd: Cayden Cooke

1st: Ethan Lawczynski


Div 4 Girls:

1st: Emma Lawczynski


Div 6 Boys:

1st: Jeff Ashton


Div 7 Girls:

1st: Ashlee Martini


Div 8 Boys:

3rd: Ron Anderson

1st: Nick Welychko


O Cat 1 Boys:

1st: Carson Ogloff


Team Points:

8th: Colvile Sharks

– 18

7th: Golden Dolphins

– 308

6th: Grand Forks Piranhas – 484

5th: Trail Stingrays

– 576

4th: Creston Waves

– 715

3rd: Nelson Neptunes

– 907

2nd: Kimberley

Seahorses – 1286

1st: Castlegar

Aquanauts – 1460

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