State’side swim dubbed a success

Outdoor pool at Colville, Washington lends a unique quality to the experience

Aquanaut entourage strikes a group pose following Colville competition

Aquanaut entourage strikes a group pose following Colville competition

The Castlegar Aquanauts competed at the Colville Valley Sharks Invitational Swim Meet over the past weekend. All of the competitors raced hard even with difficult weather conditions. Both Head Coach Nick Welychko and Assistant Coach Michaella Yang were proud of the team.

“This past weekend was definitely one to remember. It was rainy, windy and cold yet all of our swimmers competed so hard.  PrMeet records were broken by some of our swimmers, and best times were swum by many. I could not be any happier with everyone’s performances,” said Yang. Both coaches commented on how hard everyone has been training in practices, and the amount of effort everyone puts into excelling that much more. Both Yang and Welychko are looking forward to the Aquanauts’ home meet on the weekend of July 12-13.


Div 1 Boys:

3rd: Reid Quintanhila


Div 2 Girls:

2nd: Claire Cartwright


Div 2 Boys:

2nd: Bryce Anderson

1st: Lynden Hanvold


Div 3 Boys:

3rd: Cayden Cooke

1st: Ethan Lawczynski


Div 4 Girls:

1st: Emma Lawczynski


Div 4 Boys:

1st: Harper Shaman


Div 5 Girls:

1st: Sierra Buchanan


Div 6 Boys:

3rd: Torrin Wilson

2nd: Jeff Ashton


Div 6 Girls:

2nd: Sophie Jansen


Div 7 Girls:

1st: Ashlee Martini


Div 8 Boys:

3rd: Ron Anderson

1st: Nick Welychko


O Cat Boys:

1st: Carson Ogloff


O Cat 2 Boys:

2nd: Noah Robertson


Team Results:

8th: Creston Waves – 1221

7th: Trail Stingrays – 1356.5

6th: Nelson Neptunes – 1539.5

5th: Kimberley Seahorses – 1863.5

4th: Colville Valley Sharks – 1939.5

3rd: Penticton Pikes – 1951

2nd: Grand Forks Piranhas – 1982

1st: Castlegar Aquanauts – 3170

Meet Records:

Meet records were broken by the Div 2 Boys Freestyle Relay by Bryce Anderson, Hunter Hansen, Ayden Quintanhila, and Lynden Hanvold. Individual meet records were broken by Carson Ogloff in his O Cat division.