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Rapids Finish Swimmingly at Windsor, London Meets

january 21, 2015

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Pictured are Top 3 finishers: (Back) Nes Tulang, 13; Shona Branton, Ciara Brown and Jack Biggar, 12; Taylor Marut, 10;
(Front) Allie Rawson, 9; Lauren Armstrong, Kate Bedard, and Trevor Marut, 7. Missing is Nadine Osmon, 13.

Rapids Finish Swimmingly at Windsor, London Meets

Two swimmers from the Sarnia Y Rapids 1 Swim Team were 1st-place finishers at the St. Clair Erie Aquatic League (SEAL) swim meet in Windsor on January 11.

Shona Branton, 12, won her 100m breaststroke event, and Trevor Marut, 7, came 1st in his 25m backstroke. He added 2nd place finishes in the 25m butterfly and breaststroke, and 3rd in the 25m freestyle. Shona and Trevor were joined at the meet by 30 of their teammates.

Several of their teammates finished in the Top 3 in at least one individual event.

Lauren Armstrong, 7, placed 2nd in the 25m backstroke and breaststroke. Kate Bedard, 7, finished 2nd in the 25 freestyle and 3rd in the 25m butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke. Nadine Osmon, 13, came 3rd in the 50m butterfly while Allie Rawson, 9, did so in the 50m freestyle. Nes Tulang, 13, finished 3rd in the 100m IM.

Others earning ribbons for up to 6th place were: Braedan Babenko, 9, for the 25m backstroke; Jack Biggar, 12, in the 200m Individual Medley (IM), 50m butterfly, 100m breaststroke and 100m freestyle; Ciara Brown, 12, for the 100m breaststroke; Gregory Dietrich, 12, in the 100m backstroke; and Kaiden Rawson, 12, for the 100m IM, 50m butterfly and 100m freestyle. Dylan Cloud, 13, cracked the Top 10 in three of his events.

McKenna Brown, 10, Diane Clarke, 12, Taylor Marut, 10, and Isabella Wright, 9, improved their personal best times (PBTs) in each of their individual events while Olivia Conroy, 11 improved four of her PBTs, Daisy Jenkins, 8, and Annabelle Rayson, 9, did in three of theirs, and Devan Dyck, 10, did the same in two events.

Isaac Jones, 9, took almost 30 seconds off his previous PBT in the 100m IM. Samuel Dietrich, 11, shaved more than 20 seconds from his PBT in the 50m butterfly while Arianah Dreise, 11, had a similar improvement in her PBT in the 50m backstroke, taking almost 16 seconds off hers. Gabrion Tulang, 9, knocked off 23 seconds in the 100m freestyle. Josie Gilpin, 7, took 5 seconds off her time in the 25m backstroke. Ayrianna Batson, 11, Carter Brush, 9, Cameron Dew, 13, Vanessa Dyck, 9, Warren Millward, 11, and Tyler Murphy, 10 also participated.

Nine members of the Sarnia Y Rapids I Swim Team participated in the 12 & Under Celebration in London on January 17 and 18. Of those, Shona and Ciara each finished 1st in one event (Shona in the 100m breaststroke and Ciara in the 50m backstroke). Shona also finished 2nd in the 50m backstroke. Jack earned 3rd place in the 50m backstroke, adding 5th place in the 100m breaststroke and 6th in the 200m freestyle. Trevor placed 3rd in the 50m backstroke and 4th in the 50m freestyle, while Taylor finished 3rd in the 50m backstroke and 100m butterfly, and 4th in the 100m breaststroke. Kaiden earned a 6th place finish in the 100m breaststroke and improved two PBTs. McKenna also improved two PBTs, as did Nik Mukherjee, 11. Ella Savage, 10, improved her PBT in the 50m backstroke.

The Sarnia Y Rapids 1 swimmers are coached by Sue Athanasopoulos. This groupís next SEAL meet is in Aylmer in February.







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