Aquajets 2nd in summer championships | NWAC

Competing in the North Cascade Summer Swim League Championships at Marysville-Pilchuck High School Saturday, Aug. 4, the North Whidbey Aquatic Club Aquajets took second place in the team division.

Lake Stevens' Storm Aquatics won the meet with 1,083 points, followed by NWAC at 848 and Marysville's Mighty Marlins Swim Club at 798.

The Aquajets were led by double-event winners Sam Hines (girls 11-12 50 backstroke, 35.99; and 100 individual medley, 1:21.62), Autumn Robinson (girls 13-and-older 100 breaststroke, 1:26.21; and 100 butterfly, 1:13.15) and Lawrence Zapanta (boys 9-10 50 back, 41.44; and 100 IM, 1:29.40).

Other Aquajet event winners were Cedric Cabigting, Micah Geist, Michelle Robinson, Erica Sugatan and Shamus Warden.

Zapata earned the NWAC Swimmer of the Meet award for reaching personal records in all three individual events and both relays, improving an average of three seconds per 50, winning two events and clocking Gold times in both (dropping 3.23 seconds in the 50 back and 5.82 seconds in the 100 IM).

Joining Zapata with Gold cuts were Hines, Cabigting, Geist and Sugatan.

Geist received the RelayBig honor for improving six seconds in the 50 breast leg of the medley relay and nearly .7 seconds in a leg of the 200 free relay.

Silver cuts were set by JD Cabigting, Angele Dennen, Patty Miessner, Brynn Schmid and Cavan Schmid.

Swimming 100 percent PRs were Cedric Cabigting, JD Cabigting, Carl Davis, Geist, Mackenzi LaRue, Patty Miessner, Autumn Robinson, Michelle Robinson, Brynn Schmid, Cavan Schmid, Sugatan, Brannigan Vogt, Warden and Zapanta.

JD Cabigting, Nicholas Davis, Angele Dennen, Caitlin Dennen, Geist, Allison Hoffmire, LaRue, Miessner, Brynn Schmid, Cavan Schmid, Ashley Vogt and Zapanta posted 100 percent relay PRs.

NWAC next competes in its own Aquajet Triathlon Aug. 23 and 24 at John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool.

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 4:25 to 5:10 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 visit the team website at






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