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Strong Performance from Rapids Swimmers

tuesday november 18, 2014

(Back) Allie Rawson, 9, Shona Branton, 12 and Jack Biggar, 12
(Front) Lauren Armstrong, Kate Bedard and Trevor Marut, all 7.
Missing is Trevor Kozak, 6.

Thirty-five swimmers from the Sarnia Y Rapids 1 Swim Team participated in a swim meet through the St. Clair Erie Aquatic League (SEAL) in Leamington on November 9, where team members Shona Branton, 12, Trevor Kozak, 6, and Trevor Marut, 7, each finished first in at least one race. Shona’s win came in the Mixed 100m breaststroke. Trevor Kozak’s was in the 25m butterfly, while Trevor Marut won twice, in the 25m breaststroke and freestyle.  

Teammates placing in the Top 3 included:
Lauren Armstrong, 7 (2nd in the 25m breaststroke and 3rd in the 25m butterfly); Kate Bedard, also 7 (2nd in the 25m freestyle and 3rd in the 25m breaststroke); Jack Biggar, 12 (2nd in the 100m freestyle); and Allie Rawson, 9, (2nd in the 100m Individual Medley, or IM, and 3rd in the 50m freestyle).

Earning ribbons (up to 6th place) were:
Braedan Babenko, 9 (4th in the 25m breaststroke); Ciara Brown, 12 (5th in the 100m IM and breaststroke and 6th in the 100m backstroke); Gregory Dietrich, 12 (4th in the 100m breaststroke and 6th in the 100m freestyle); Erin Lacey, also 12 (4th in the Mixed 100m backstroke); Nadine Osmon, 13 (4th in the 50m butterfly, 5th in the 100m backstroke and 6th in the 100m freestyle); Kaiden Rawson, 12 (4th in the 50m butterfly, 5th in the 100m IM and freestyle and 6th in the 100m breaststroke); Annabelle Rayson, 9 (6th in the 25m backstroke); and Gabrion Tulang 9 (6th in the 50m freestyle).

Top 10 finishers included: Carter Brush, 9; Josie Gilpin, 7, who also improved her previous personal best time (PBT) in the 25m freestyle by more than 15 seconds; sisters Alyse, 9, and Laurel, 7, Jessup; Isaac Jones, 9, who also improved his PBTs by as much as 25 seconds; brothers Travis, 8, and Zakk, 10, Kozak; Taylor Marut, 10; Nik Mukherjee, 11; and Nes Tulang, 13. 

Significant improvements in PBTs were achieved by Ayrianna Batson, 11, in three of her events; Vanessa Dyck, 9, in each of her individual events; Rylynn Haney, 13, in two of her races; Peter Valdellon, 10, with almost 25 seconds off his previous time in the 50m butterfly; and Isabella Wright, 8. Cameron Dew, 12, Samuel Dietrich, 11, Devan Dyck, 10, Tyler Murphy, 10, and Ella Savage, 10, also participated.

The Sarnia Y Rapids 1 swimmers are coached by Sue Athanasopoulos. This group’s next SEAL meet is in Leamington on December 7.









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