Swimmers face Cashmere July 5

Nathan Clune in action at the Waterville H2O swim team meet with Cashmere on July 5. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)


By James Robinson
Empire Press Correspondent

Ty Nelson is ready on the starting platform. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

The Waterville H2O swim team hosted Cashmere for a meet on July 5. The visiting swimmers won the meet.

Waterville does well with just less than?50?team members. Cashmere, well known for its popular swim team program, brought about 100 of?its 120 team members.

Waterville head coach Samantha Fletcher is a former Cashmere swimmer who was on their teams for nine seasons. Fletcher?was very impressed with the improvement of the H2O swimmers.

?The weather was perfect, better than the cold temperature and wind of last week,”?she said.?”It was a great meet, the kids did a wonderful job. I think every swimmer showed improvement.?

Branson Barnes is set to go for his event. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

Fletcher?also expressed her appreciation to the many volunteers who help with each meet.

There are two meets left in the season ? one in Wenatchee on July 12, and one in Quincy on July 19.?The All-League Championships will be held July 28 in Wenatchee.

Meet highlights for Waterville on July 5 were:

Girls backstroke, 25-yard (age 8 and under):?Alexis Palmquist, 1st

Boys backstroke, 25-yard (8 and under):?Wyatt Williams, 2nd; Timothy Tonseth 3rd.

Girls backstroke, 50-yard (13-14):?Zoey Landon, 3rd

Girls backstroke, 50-yard (15-18):?Julia Tonseth, 2nd

Boys backstroke, 50-yard (age 15-18):?Cooper Hall, 1st

Girls medley, 100-yard (9-10):?Hanna Nelson, 1st; Holly Finkbeiner, 3rd

Alexis Palmquist in action. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

Boys medley, 100-yard (9-10):?Nathan Clune, 2nd

Girls breaststroke, 50-yard (9-10):?Rylann Lewis, 1st

Girls freestyle, 50-yard (8 and under):?Millie Brown, 3rd

Boys?freestyle, 50-yard (8 and under):?Branson Barnes, 1st; Wyatt Williams 3rd

Girls freestyle, 100-yard (age 9-10):?Finley Brandt, 2nd

Boys?butterfly, 25-yard (8 and under):?Kahle Daling, 1st

Boys?butterfly, 50-yard (9-10):?Nathan Clune, 1st

Girls freestyle, 50-yard (9-10):?Mya DeFord, 2nd

Girls freestyle, 50-yard (11-12):?Madyson Regallie, 2nd

Boys freestyle relay, 100-yard (8 and under):?Branson Barnes, Kahle Daling, Ty Nelson and Wyatt Williams, 1st