NWAC: Tacks lead way at Divisional Championships

Four swimmers from the North Whidbey Aquatic Club placed in the top eight at the Pacific Northwest Swimming Divisional Championships March 26 and 27 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Ethan Tack continued his domination this season by winning  all five of his races, setting a team record in the boys 10u 50 freestyle (28.58) and earning the high point award.

Lucas Tack won the boys 8u 25 backstroke (19.81) and 25 butterfly (17.39), Olivia Tungate placed third in the girls 10u 50 fly (32.86) and 100 individual medley (1:13.75) and Michael McGinnis was fourth in the boys 15up 50 free (23.62).

Aquajets who earned 100 percent personal records in preliminary heats were Michelle Robinson, Kenzie Judd, Ella Schroeder and Ashley Vogt.

Michael Johnson and Hannah Schroeder posted 100 percent PRs in the finals.

New PNS Gold cuts were clocked by Hannah Schroeder, Judd and Vogt, while Johnson earned a new PNS Championship cut.

NWAC Swimmer of the Meet honors went to Robinson for aggressive racing, 100 percent PRs, a four-second drop in the 200 backstroke (2:30.07) and three-second drops in 200 IM (2:37.24) and 200 breaststroke (3:06.86).

NWAC next competes in the Painterman Invitational and Relays April 16 and 17 in Marysville, where it will field a team of 38.

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 (675-7665) to speak with head coach Neil Romney or view the team’s website at

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