Barracudas continuing to push past opponents in swim meets
Castle Valley Barracudas Swim team continued their streak of strong and fast times in their meet against the San Rafael Stingrays.
This summer has been a great season for swimming with the Barracudas getting stronger in numbers with 64 swimmers in the meet, said head coach Kamera Davis. But the best of all their times have dominated the pool against their competitors.
Out of 80 events swam at the meet, the barracudas placed first in 54 of them. In the youngest age group 6 & under the team had four outstanding swimmers with Hadley Bower placing first in the 25 free and 25 back, Ember Lymen placing second in the 25 free, Mia Crompton placing second in the 25 back and Brock Jonhson placed first in the 25 back and 25 breaststroke.
In the 7-8 age group, first place finishers included Thalyn Lymen in the 25 free and 25 back, Katelyn Bower in the 100 I.M., 25 fly, 25 breaststroke and 50 free, Boyd Bradford in the 25 free, 25 back. 25 fly, 100 I.M. and 50 free and Grayson Johnson in the 25 breaststroke.
In the 9-10 age group, Deegan Minchey, swimming in his last meet as a 10-year-old, took first in all his events and is the record holder in the 25 free, 25 back, 25 fly, 25 breaststroke and 50 free. Noah Bradford took first in the 100 I.M, Alexa Greenhalgh finished in first in the 25 back and 25 breaststroke.
The toughest and most competitive age group is the 11-12 year olds. Talley Larsen, one of the youngest in her age group, took a first place finish in the 100 free and was just out touched in the 50 free. Tyson Swasey has been a dominate force in this group all year easily taking first in the 50 free, 50 back, 50 breaststroke 100 I.M. and 100 free.
The 13-14 age group is very competitive within the team, Davis said, as there are a group of girls that are close in times and take turns placing first. Addy Olson took first in the 100 breaststroke, 100 back and 50 free, just barely out touching her teammate Sadie Crompton, Veronica Ibanez took first in the 50 fly, 100 I.M. and the 100 free, Joseph Keller took first in the 50 free, 100 back, 100 I.M., 100 breaststroke, and 100 free.
"With 105 best times, our team is looking great," Davis said. "It's fun to watch all of them get better and the smiles when they are done swimming because they know they have done their best and it shows."