NWAC takes fourth at Thunderbird

The North Whidbey Aquatic Club took fourth in a tightly contested 11-team Spring Thunderbird Invitational swim meet last weekend in Anacortes.

NWAC with 354 points was narrowly edged out for third by Storm Aquatics of Lake Stevens (372). Cascade Swim Club of Seattle won the meet with 1586 points.

NWACÂ’s top point scorer was Kyle Ciminski in the 15-and-older boys division with wins in the 50 freestyle, 100 and 200 breaststrokes and 100 butterfly. Also winning events were Ciara Hu, Price Hu, Laura Rosen, Yale Rosen, Amanda Streubel, Nick Streubel, and Cole Weinstein.

NWAC had two winning relays: the 15-and-older girls 200 medley relay or Marissa McDaniel, Julia Marriott, Aelara Cordary, and Lillian Brunner and the 15-and-older boys 200 free relay of Ciminski, Cameron Spence, Zach Johnston, and Oleg Tsvyetayev.

NWAC had multiple point scorers including Brunner, Cordary, John Hu, Jason Hunter, John Kaltenbach, Abby Leete, Julia Marriott, Marissa McDaniel, Devin Schell, Tyler Schell, Madison Shipley, Spence, Rachel Weinstein, and Aaron Wright.

Notching new state qualifying times were Zach Johnston in the 200 back, Devin Schell in the 100 individual medley, Tyler Schell in the 200 free, Spence in the 800 free, Cole Weinstein in the 400 individual medley, and Rachel Weinstein in the 400 individual medley.

New sectional-qualifying times were also achieved by Julia Marriott in the 400 individual medley and Laura Rosen in the 100 individual medley.

NWAC is a North Whidbey Parks and Recreation Department program for competitive swimmers ages 6 through college. Anyone wishing to join the swim team can tryout at the city pool any Monday, Wednesday, or Friday at 4:45 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 assistant coach Erika Miller.

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