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.

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