Swim team ready to hit the pool again

The Castlegar Aquanauts swim team is back in the water for another season.

Coaches and members of the Castlegar Aquanauts swim club.

Coaches and members of the Castlegar Aquanauts swim club.

The Castlegar Aquanauts swim team is back in the water for another season. The team has been practicing for two weeks at the Castlegar Complex pool under coach Mitchell Bourne, who is back for his second straight season as coach.

“It’s a totally different team this year,” he said. “When I started we had a lot of seniors. We were very top heavy. The average age was probably 13 or 14. Now, we’re bottom heavy. We’re looking to realy grow and develop as a team. It’s a lot different to be able to instill good habits and techniques when they’re young.”

The team is training hard six days a week this month. The first swim meet for the team is in early June in Nelson. The team competes for two months in meets in Nelson, Trail, Castlegar, Colville, Grand Forks, Creston, and Kimberley. Regionals are in Colville. Provincials are in Nanaimo in August.

Castlegar’s home meet is the second week of July.