Season-high turnout for Aquanauts at Trail meet, team off to Creston next

The Castlegar Aquanauts had a season high of 56 athletes competing this weekend in Trail, some of whom were out for their first swim meet ever.

Div. 2 girls podium with Emma Lawczynski (left) and Emily Ashton (right) tied for the gold medal aggregate.

The Castlegar Aquanauts had a season high of 56 athletes competing this weekend in Trail, some of whom were out for their first swim meet ever.

The Aquanauts who swam personal bests or for their first time are: Bryce and Corbin Anderson, Emily and Jeffrey Ashton, Reid and Van Bellamy, Hannah and Len Coates, Cayden and Avery Cooke, Dante Enewold-Deary, Jackson Ferraro, Blake Grantham, Lynden Hanvold, Jaleb and Bella Keus, Noah and Simon Larocque, Emma and Peter Lawczynski, Jaxon and Christina Maida-Cook, Troy Negreiff, Carson and Logan Ogloff, Claire and Kennedy Cartwright, Sophie Jansen, Genevieve Jin, Brianne and Caitlin Kellendonk, Tia Malloff, Ashlee Martini, Kaitlyn Quiding, Jessica Zwick, Rachael and Isaac teBulte, Connor and Teague Salekin, Cyan, Tenysha and Jintia Ross-Van Mierlo, Wren and Harper Shaman, Christopher Paulson, Eric and James Pilla, Noah Robertson, Sierra Buchanan and Indie Thring.


“O” Cat 1:  Cyan Ross-Van Mierlo (silver) and Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo (gold) [these two sisters are also winter swimmers and members of the Kootenay Swim Club]

Div 1 boys:  Simon Larocque (silver)

Div 2 girls: Emma Lawcynski (gold) and Emily Ashton


Div 2 boys:  Harper Shaman (bronze) and Reid Bellamy


Div 6 boys:  James Pilla (gold)

Div 8 girls:  Genevieve Jin (gold)

Div 8 boys:  Mitchell Bourne (gold)



James Pilla – 100m Backstroke (1:03.41)


Team Standings:

Creston Wave – 94 points

Nelson Neptunes – 358 points

Colville Valley Sharks – 419 points

Kimberley Seahorses – 436 points

Grand Forks Piranhas – 520 points

Castlegar Aquanauts – 904 points

Trail Stingrays – 1006 points


This weekend the Aquanauts are heading over the pass to Creston and the meet after that one is in Colville, July 9-10.  The team’s home meet will be July 16-17, which is following their “Hell Week” of training.

Just Posted

West Kootenay RCMP charge man with impaired driving in school zone

Sgt. Chad Badry reports on impaired drivers and other high risk offences

Company granted leave to appeal Lemon Creek charges

Executive Flight Centre won a decision in the BC Court of Appeal

Extensive smoke, heat damage to Castlegar home after fire on Friday

One occupant suffered burns after fleeing house with pet

Cyclist struck in Castlegar

Morning mishap at gas station on Columbia

Kaslo bus fueled by vegetable oil to begin service next month

Mountain Man Mike’s will run routes to Vancouver and eventually Edmonton

Rescuers finally persuade Eiffel Tower climber to come down

The official said the man was ‘under control and out of danger’ on Monday night

B.C. sends 267 firefighters to help battle Alberta wildfires

Out of control fires have forced evacuations in the province

Calgary Police looking for missing man who may be heading to B.C.

A man last seen on May 15 in Calgary may be heading to the Kootenay region, according to police

LETTER: Fletcher ‘blurs reality’ on B.C. union public construction

Bridge, highway projects awarded to companies, not unions

Killer of Calgary mother, daughter gets no parole for 50 years

A jury found Edward Downey guilty last year in the deaths of Sara Baillie, 34, and five-year-old Taliyah Marsman

Federal government funds millions to help B.C. police spot drugged driving

Many police departments have expressed wariness about using the only government-approved roadside test

Judge: Mississippi 6-week abortion ban ‘smacks of defiance’

The new law would prohibit most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected

Oil companies, 24-cent gap between B.C., Alberta to be focus of gas price probe

Premier John Horgan called the spike in gas prices ‘alarming’

Motorcycle deaths spike 50% since 2017

Riders were most likely fatally crash on the weekends compared with the rest of the week

Most Read