Castle Valley Barracudas swim team competing well while setting personal, team best times
On July 7 the Castle Valley Barracudas swam a great meet against a very small Delta team. Barracudas scoring 2184.5 to Deltas 160.5. The Barracudas had a lot of kids swimming their best times. There were a total of 68 best times. On July 12, the Castle Valley Barracudas were at home against the San Rafael Stingrays and the Salina Dragons. Barracudas scored 1953 points to Stingrays 1565, and Dragons 686.
"We have a bunch of new swimmers this year. Even in their first meet and I was so pleased at how well they swam." said coach Kamra Davis. "With our two home meets so close together I wasn't expecting very many best times but the kids had a different opinion, wrapping up 25 more bests."
On July 7, the newest Barracudas included Molly Horsely who took first in the back and third in the 25 free. Simon Krum was first in the back, second in the free and breaststroke. Riker Childs swam to a second in the back and third in the free. Andrew Krum was third in the back and fourth in the free. Dallan Dart took fifth in the free and back. Grayson Johnson ended fourth in the back and sixth in the free and Sam Spenser swam to a second place in the free. These were all 8 and under.
The novice swimmers in the 9-10 age group included Maddy Childs with a fifth in the breaststroke and seventh in the 25 free. Stevie Hanna grabbed third in the 100 I.M., third in the 25 back, fourth in the 50 free and eighth in the 25 free.
Some of Carbon's top finishes for this meet included Sofia Crompton who won the in the 25 free, 25 fly, 50 free and 25 breaststroke by swimming her best times in every event. Also Hunter Heath who was also victorious in all of his events; 25 and 50 free and the 25 breaststroke. They competed in the 8 and under.
Girls 9-10 Elley Cowdell was first in her events including the 25 free, 100 I.M., and 25 breaststroke, Cowdell also swam all best times. Megan Swasey had two best times and placed second in 25 and 50 free. Abby Layton is having a great season and swimming best times every time she enters the water placed first in the back and second in the 100 I.M. and breaststroke.
Boys 9-10 saw Gage Jensen swim his best times taking first in the 25 and 50 free and second in the breaststroke. Girls 11-12 had Addy Olson in first in the 50 free, 50 back , and 50 breast and second in the 100 free. Veronica Ibanez captured first in the 100 free and 50 fly, and second in the 50 back and 200 I.M. Sadie Crompton ended with all best times with first in the 100 I.M., and second in the 50 free.
For the boys 11-12, Tyson Swasey is just crushing his times every meet. He grabbed first in the 50 free, 50 back, 100 free, and 50 breast. Girls 13-14 Ali Heath was first in all her events including the 50 free, 100 I.M. and the 50 fly, Heidi Prettyman was first in the 100 breast, 100 free, and second in the 50 free. Lauren Engar ended second in the 100 breast, and 50 fly.
15-18 girls Brittney Willson captured first in the 50,100, and 200 free. Aysha Black was first in the 100 back, 100 I.M. and 200 I.M., Boys 15-18 Brent Keller captures all first in the 50,100, and 200 free, 50 fly, 100 back, and 100 breast.
On July 12 the Barracudas had three new swimmers that worked very hard to be able to compete in the meet. Hunter Gleaves ended sixth in the 25 free and 25 back. Brynlei Luke took fourth in the 25 free and 25 back, Cora Luke took ninth in theÂ back and 13th in the free.
Top finishers included Hunter Heath; first in the 25 free, back, 50 free, and breast. Talley Larsen was first in the 25 free and 50 free, Elley Cowdell took first in the 25 breast, Abby Layton grabbed first in the 100 I.M. Veronica Ibanez finished first in the 50 fly, and 200 I.M. Tyson Swasey was first in the 100 free, Ali Heath took first in 50 free, 50 fly, and 100 I.M., Paula Gibson was first in the 100 free. Brittney Willson ended first in the 100 free. Joset Wells grabbed first in the 100 breast. Brent Keller was first in the 50 free, 50 fly, 100 back, 100 I.M. 200 free and 100 Free.
The Barracudas next home meet will be against Moab on July 26.