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Rapids Swimmers Open Season
tuesday october 28, 2014

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(back) l-r Carter Brush, 9, Shona Branton, 12, Ciara Brown, 12, Jack Biggar, 12, and Zakk Kozak, 10;
(front) Allie Rawson, 9, Lauren Armstrong, 7, Travis Kozak, 8, Trevor Kozak, 6 and Trevor Marut, 7,
Missing are Dylan Cloud, 13 and Gregory Dietrich, 12.

The Sarnia Y Rapids 1 Swim Team participated in the first swim meet of the St. Clair Erie Aquatic League (SEAL) season in Aylmer on October 19. Thirty-two swimmers from the team competed, including two who finished first in at least one event in their age groups.  Ciara Brown, 12, earned three individual first place finishes and one third while Trevor Kozak, 6, came 1st in the 25m butterfly. He added 3rd, 4th and 5th place finishes.

Trevorís brothers also participated, and earned Top 3 results. Travis, 8, finished 2nd in the 25m breaststroke and 3rd in the 25m backstroke. Zakk, 10, placed 3rd in the 50m breaststroke. Also finishing in the Top 3 were Lauren Armstrong, 7, with a 2nd place in the 25m breaststroke; Jack Biggar, 12, in the 100m breaststroke (2nd), 50m butterfly and 100m freestyle (both 3rd); Shona Branton, 12, who came 2nd on the 100m backstroke and 100 m freestyle, and 3rd in the 50m butterfly; Carter Brush, 9, for the 25m butterfly (2nd); Dylan Cloud, 13, with 3rd place finishes in the 100m breaststroke and freestyle; Gregory Dietrich, 12, who took almost 15 seconds off a personal best time (PBT) while finishing 3rd in the 100m breaststroke; Trevor Marut, 7, with 2nd place finishes in the 25m backstroke and breaststroke and 3rd in the 25m freestyle; and Allie Rawson, 9, for her 3rd place in the 50m freestyle.

Kate Bedard, 7, improved all of her individual PBTs while earning three 5th place and a 6th place ribbon. Twelve-year-old Diane Clarke finished 4th in the 50m butterfly and 100m backstroke and breaststroke, and 5th in the 100m freestyle. Olivia Conroy, 11, improved her PBTs in each of her events. Cameron Dew, 12, swam in two events and finished in the Top 10. Ten-year-old Devan Dyck cracked the Top 10 in two of his events, while his sister, Vanessa, 9, improved her PBTs in the 25m butterfly and 50m freestyle. Rylynn Haney, 13, shaved more than 13 seconds off her previous PBT in the 100m freestyle. Eight-year-old Isaac Jones earned a ribbon in the 25m breaststroke, coming 5th, and finished in the Top 10 in the 50m freestyle. Taylor Marut, 10, ribboned in all her events, finishing 5th in the 50m butterfly and 100m freestyle, and 6th in the 50m backstroke, while teammate Warren Millward, 11, earned all Top 10 finishes, including a 6th place in the 50m butterfly. Ten-year-old Nik Mukherjee improved his PBTs in two of his individual events while earning Top 10 finishes in three. Fellow 10-year-old Tyler Murphy swam to two Top 10 finishes, while Jagger Norton, 9, cracked the Top 10 in each of his events. Kaiden Rawson, 12, came 4th in the 50m butterfly and 100m breaststroke and freestyle, and 5th in the 100m backstroke. Nine-year-old Annabelle Rayson improved her PBTs in each of her events in Aylmer, while Isabella Wright, 8, finished in the Top 10 in each of hers.

Also swimming were Josie Gilpin, 7, Ava Norton, 8, and Ella Savage and Grace Vandevenne, both 10.

The Sarnia Y Rapids 1 swimmers are coached by Sue Athanasopoulos. This groupís next meet is in Leamington on November 8.







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