The Castlegar Aquanauts show off their hardware.

Successful weekend for Aquanauts

The Castlegar Aquanauts had a very successful past weekend at the Creston Invitational Swim Meet, placing first overall.

The Castlegar Aquanauts had a very successful past weekend at the Creston Invitational Swim Meet, placing first overall.

There were 25 swimmers in attendance at the swim meet.

The Aquanauts made a few new meet records and had a lot of top finishes. All of the swimmers went incredibly fast and showed the other teams that the Aquanauts are the team to beat this summer.

Both of the head coaches, Laura Zevenhuizen and Michaella Yang were very impressed with the results achieved by the Aquanauts this weekend.

“It was so great to see all of our swimmers have such success this weekend. There were definitely some races that had Michaella and I on the edge of our seats,” said Zevenhuizen.

A particularly exciting moment during the swim meet was the 50m freestyle eliminator. An event that takes the top 5 50m freestyle finalists for divisions 1-3 and 4-8 and has them continuously race to be the last ones standing. The Aquanauts received 1st place in all four eliminators! This was one of the many achievements for the aquanauts this swim meet.

“This past weekend at Creston was amazing. Both Laura and I were stunned at how well everyone raced. Each and every single swimmer should be proud of their performance,” said Yang.

 

The next swim meet for the Castlegar Aquanauts will take place in two weeks time in Colville. It is about halfway through the season and the swimmers have already had a ton of success.

Individual Meet Results

Div 1 Boys:

1st Place: Ethan Marshall

Div 2 Boys:

1st Place: Reid Quintanilha

Div 2 Girls:

1st Place: Avery Cooke

Div 3 Boys:

3rd Place: Ayden Quintanilha

2nd Place: Bryce Anderson

1st Place: Ethan Lawczynski

Div 3 Girls:

1st Place: Claire Cartwright

Div 4 Boys:

2nd Place: James Marshall

1st Place: Cayden Cooke

Div 5 Girls:

1st Place: Emma Lawczynski

Div 7 Girls

1st Place: Michaella Yang

Div 7 Boys:

1st Place: Jeffrey Ashton

Div 8 Boys:

2nd Place: Ron Anderson

50m Free Eliminator Winners

Div 1-3 Girls:

Claire Cartwright

Div 1-3 Boys:

Ethan Lawczynski

Div 4-8 Girls:

Emma Lawczynski

Div 4-7 Boys:

Jeffrey Ashton

 

 

 

Overall Team Points

7th: Colville Sharks – 45

6th: Trail Stingrays – 159

5th: Grand Forks Piranhas – 233.5

4th: Creston Waves – 266

3rd: Nelson Neptunes – 385.5

2nd: Kimberley Seahorses – 454

 

1st: Castlegar Aquanauts – 591

 

 

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