The Nelson Neptunes swim club had a successful weekend at grand Forks. The locals finished third overall and took home several medals.

The Nelson Neptunes swim club had a successful weekend at grand Forks. The locals finished third overall and took home several medals.

Nelson Neptunes building momentum

The Nelson Neptunes swim team has had another stellar performance at their second meet in Grand Forks.

Malcolm McCutcheon

Nelson Star

Coming off of a very successful first meet of the season, the Nelson Neptunes swim team has had another stellar performance at their second meet in Grand Forks.

“We are very happy with how all of our swimmers did this weekend. We saw so much improvement since our last swim meet last weekend in Nelson,” said Neptunes assistant coach Rebecca Afford.

The Grand Forks meet is considered a B meet which allows some swimmers who don’t normally get aggregate medals to swim for podium finishes.

“It is a great meet to have early on in the season. It is a great meet to have newer or younger swimmers practice racing and learn the rules of the sport,” said Afford.

The Neptunes finished third in the team standings and had a number of medal finishes on the weekend.

Representing the division one girls Morgan Robertson-Weir took a bronze medal. Aubree Fillion took a silver medal in the division two girls.

Cameron Bibby-Fox won gold for his efforts in division two boys.

In the division four girls Elissa Centrone and Hannah Malenfant took bronze and silver respectively while Matthew Holitzki took silver in the division four boys.

Nava Sachs and Joanna Blishen both took silver in division five.

The next meet for the Nelson Neptunes swim team will be in Trail on June 14 and 15.