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Rapids Swimmers Begin Season in Aylmer
special to sarniasports October 30th, 2011
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l-r Jack Biggar, 9, Kaiden Rawson, 9, Nadine Osmon, 10, and Hayden Scott, 8,

Twenty-five swimmers from the Sarnia Y Rapids Swim Team attended the first swim meet of the St. Clair Erie Aquatic League (SEAL) season in Aylmer on October 23.

Four team members swam in the 7-and-under age category. Taylor Marut, 7, finished 6th in the 25M backstroke. In their first meet as part of the team, McKenna Brown, 7, and Allie Rawson, 6, had top 10 finishes. Also swimming was Simone Roland, 6.

Of the two 8-year-olds from the Sarnia Y Rapids, Hayden Scott came 1st in the 25M butterfly, 2nd in the 50M freestyle, 4th in the 25M backstroke, and 5th in the 25M breaststroke. Ayrianna Batson took more than 10 seconds off her time from last season.

There were seven 9-year-olds from the team. Jack Biggar placed 2nd in the 50M freestyle, 3rd in the 25M breaststroke and 4th in the 25M butterfly. Ciara Brown finished 5th in the 25M backstroke and 6th in the 25M butterfly. Mckenna Jackson came 6th in the 50M freestyle. Kaiden Rawson earned a 1st-place finish in the 25M breaststroke, 4th in the 25M backstroke and 5th in the 50M freestyle. Erin Lacey and Ella Roland both improved their times over last season. It was the first meet as a Rapids swimmer for Evelyn Chambers.

Among the four 10-year-olds from Sarnia, Nadine Osmon placed 2nd in the 100M freestyle, 5th in the 50M butterfly and 6th in the 50M backstroke. Also swimming were Abby Allardyce, Rylynn Haney and Myléna Vallée.

Five 11-year-old team members participated. Connor Phipps came 5th in the 50M butterfly and 50M backstroke and 6th in the 100M freestyle. Hannah Lacey had three top 10 finishes. Samantha Lefebvre and Trista Walsh improved their times over last season. It was Rachel Dalton’s first meet in the SEAL league.  

Twelve-year-old Zoe Little was joined by 13-year-olds Magaidh Crossland, who placed in the top 20 in all her events, and Madison McKinlay, who finished in the top 10 in both the 100M and 200M freestyle.

The Sarnia Y Rapids 1 swimmers are coached by Sue Athanasopoulos. This group’s next meet is in Chatham on November 20.



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