Neptune swimmers of all ages were able to get into the pool this past weekend for the Nelson hosted meet.

Nelson coaches pleased with Neptunes effort

The summer swim season dove into the 2012 schedule as the Nelson Neptunes hosted clubs from around the Kootenays over the weekend.

The summer swim season dove into the 2012 schedule as the Nelson Neptunes hosted clubs from around the Kootenays over the weekend.

“It was a great way to start off the season and there were so many best times,” said Neptunes assistant coach Rebecca Afford. “There was a personal best almost every time a swimmer dove into the pool.”

The Trail club took home the overall team title at the Nelson and District Community Complex with Revelstoke and Castlegar finishing a distant second and third. The host Neptunes finished sixth in the eight-team competition.

“It was good for the swimmers to get to compete either for the first time or in a new division,” said Afford. “It’s great for goal setting and for focus in practices.”

Neptunes who captured medals included: Madeline Holitzki (bronze in division 1 girls), Jaylen Rushton (bronze in division 1 girls), Sage Cowan (gold in division 4 girls) and Samuel Matthew (gold in division 4 boys).

Meet records were also achieved by novice swimmer Morgan Robertson-Weir for the 25 m freestyle and the 25 m breaststroke.

Best times were achieved by Neptunes included swims by Hannah Malenfant, Nava Sachs, Elissa Centrone, Evan Best and Enna Cowan.

“All the time taken off shows how the swimmers’ technique is improving,” said Afford.

The Neptunes next meet is this coming weekend when they travel to Grand Forks.


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