Stowe swimmers competed in the New England Regional Championships Feb 12-14 at The Upper Valley Aquatic Center, with impressive results.
There were 23 clubs representing teams from 3 New England States; Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
15 Stowe Swimmers represented The Swimming Hole’s Stowe Swimmers Swim club.
The Swimmers brought their “A” game, setting Lifetime Bests in 29 events. They also placed in the Top Ten in 29 Events, Top Five in 9 events, which include a Third place Finish, a Second Place finish, and a 2016 New England Regional Champion was crowned.
Heidi Brynn led the way achieving Lifetime Best performances in 7 of her 9 events! She finished third in the 200 Backstroke, 2nd in the 1000 Freestyle and was crowned the 2016 New England Regional Champion in the 50 Freestyle.
Michael Mallen placed in the Top Ten in three events, 8th if the 100 Backstroke, 7th in the 50 Freestyle, and 4th in the 100 Butterfly.
Thomas Cooney also put down 4 Bests out of his 6 events. He placed 15th in the 50 Backstroke, 11th in the 50 Butterfly by lopping off an astonishing 13.10 seconds. He also placed 11th in the 100 IM, and 9th in the 100 Backstroke.
Ainsley Dall added another 3 Bests to the Swimmers’ total, placing 18th in the 25 Butterfly, 9th in the 50 Freestyle, and 7th in the 25 Backstroke.
Declan Cooney achieved Bests in two events at the Regional Meet in the 25 Backstroke and the 25 Freestyle.
Carter Friedrich achieved two Lifetime Bests and placed in Top Ten in all three of his events! He placed 10th in the 50 backstroke while achieving a Lifetime Best, 5th in the 50 Freestyle, and 4th in the 50 Breaststroke setting a Lifetime Best.
Oliver Branch set a Lifetime Best in the 50 Backstroke and placed 16th by shaving off 4.01 seconds.
Izzy Choularton qualified for one event, the 50 Backstroke, and smashed her time by 6.40 seconds, and placing 7th.
Natalie Doehla also qualified for one event, the 100 Butterfly. She achieved her Lifetime Best and placed 8th overall.
Yvain Hoekstra added to the Swimmer’s best total, by achieving his best time and placing 8th in the 100 backstroke. He also placed 6th in the 100 Breaststroke, and 5th in the 200 IM.
Emaline Ouellette achieved a best time by .48 seconds in the 50 Backstroke. And Andrew Tisdell achieved his Best in the 50 Breaststroke by .73 seconds, and placing 11th overall.
Tess Day achieved her Best in the 50 Freestyle by shaving off .82 seconds. She also place 9th in the 100 Freestyle, 8th in the 25 Butterfly, and 7th in the 100 IM.
Owen Branch placed 8th in the 25 Butterfly, and Tanis Hoekstra placed 11th in the highly contested girls’ 13-14 200 Backstroke.
Congratulations swimmers. GO STOWE!