7 swim to personal bests at Lake Stevens Mile | NWAC

Seven members of the North Whidbey Aquatic Club recorded personal bests at the Lake Stevens Mile Sunday, Feb. 19.

Samantha Hines, Alli Hoffmire, Kelly Huffer, Autumn Robinson, Michelle Robinson, Hannah Schroeder and Molly Vagt all swam to personal records to lead NWAC.

Vagt received Swimmer of the Meet honors by coming from behind to win her heat in 19:21.43, dropping 50 seconds off her previous best time. The time also met a Pacific Northwest Swimming qualifying standard.

Schroeder earned a Gold cut and Hines a Silver cut with their efforts.

Swimming their first mile were Jerrin Concepcion, Angela Johnson, Michael Johnson, Ella Schroeder, Emily Schroeder and Jacob Thompson.

NWAC next competes at the Kamiak Age Group Invitational at Kamiak High School Feb. 24 to 26. It will field a team of 29 swimmers.

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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