NWAC holds annual intrasquad meet

In the Eighth Annual North Whidbey Aquatic Club Navy-Gold Intrasquad Meet Sept. 18 at the Oak Harbor pool, TeamMagma (Gold) dominated TeamAgua (Navy) 475-373.

The meet’s high-point winner was Ethan Tack, who took all five events in the mixed 10-and-under categories, setting team records in the 50-meter back (37.52), 50 fly (35.31) and 100 im (1:23.11).

Other multi-event winners included Marissa Morris in the mixed 11-12 division with four victories, and Lucas Tack (mixed 8-and-under) and Emily Huffer (girls 13-and-older) with three wins each.

Other Aquajets winning individual events included Jerrin Concepcion, Kelly Huffer, Price Hu, Jacob Jepsen, Josh Jepsen, Laura Rosen and Akasha Trisler.

Those swimming to 100 percent individual PR’s included Jarik Bainco, Cassidy Baker, Taliah Black, Sophia Dickinson, Frances Empinado, Alyssa Hickinbotham, Emily Huffer, Michael Johnson, Jeron Kosbar, Maya Krantz, Kevin Levy, Morris, Jacob Thompson, Micah Thompson, Lauren Vagt, Andrew Vogt, Kelsey Vogt and Reilly Walton.

Black was NWAC Swimmer of the Meet with the following list of achievements: earned 100 percent individual and relay PR’s, met unofficial PNS cut in 10-and-under 50 breast (46.09), scored in all 10-and-under mixed events and contributed to two relay wins, dropping four seconds to 35.9 on 200 free relay and five seconds to 44.78 on the breast leg of the 200 medley relay.

NWAC competes next in the Fall Thunderbird at Anacortes’ Fidalgo Pool, Oct. 2 and 3.

The North Whidbey Aquatic Club is a competitive swimming program of the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District. It includes swimmers of all abilities and ages from 6 through college. Tryouts occur Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at the city pool from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. New swimmers should be able to swim a length of the pool in freestyle and backstroke. The first two weeks are free.

For more information, please call the pool (765-7665) to speak with head coach Neil Romney or view the team’s website at

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