The North Whidbey Aquatic Club made waves at a swim meet at the Snohomish Aquatics Center March 19 and 20.
Ten club teams and 293 total swimmers competed at the meet, which was hosted by the Mighty Marlin Swim Club.
North Whidbey Assistant Coach Mukunda-Krishna Tyson said many team members placed fifth or sixth in several of their events, including some of the club’s newer athletes.
“That’s very competitive with the amount of teams and how big the teams were that were there,” he said.
Elizabeth Zieschang, 10, led the team’s younger age group, winning fifth place overall in her age group and placing third in two of her individual events. She also dropped time in five of her six events.
In the older group, Tyson said Lila Forbes, 14; Savannah Gomez, 11; and Alexandra Lo, 11, also excelled, each dropping time in every event they swam in. Forbes finished in fifth place in each of her six events.
“We’ve got a lot of young swimmers that are constantly showing up to practice, working hard, going to meets, having a lot of fun and swimming really fast,” Tyson said.
The North Whidbey Aquatic Club is a parent-run Oak Harbor-based swim team. Formerly an official program of the North Whidbey Pool, Park and Recreation District, the club was taken over by parents around four years ago after being discontinued by the district.
The Snohomish meet was the club’s seventh of the season, which began in September. The team, which currently consists of 25 swimmers, competes in around one meet a month, Tyson said.
The team’s next meet will take place in Anacortes in May.
The club holds try-outs every month. The next opportunity to try out for the team will be 5 p.m. April 12.