BARTLETT — Thirteen members of the Agiochook Swim Team (AST) competed in Colebrook on March 17. The meet was held at the North Country Community Recreation Center where swimmers compete in a four-lane, 25-yard pool.
The ages of the Agiochook swimmers ranged from 6 to 14 years. The team currently has 13 members.
AST was competing as the newest member of the Northeast Kingdom/North Country League (NEK/NC) which is comprised of teams in Colebrook, Lisbon, St. Johsbury and Lyndon.
The NEK/NC League hosts meets during the fall, winter and spring seasons. This gives Agiochook swimmers access to enjoyable and family-oriented competitive swimming experiences between summer seasons where AST competes in Granite State Swim Association (GSSA) dual meets, invitationals and a State Meet the first weekend in August.
AST swimmers competed in 37 individual events, established 19 personal best times and took on the challenge of swimming in eight personal new events. AST had 11 first place, six second place and six third place finishes.
The team is off to a good start, with several members placing in the top three positions in their competitions. Among them, Michael Trumbull and Ryan Kenerson both won all three of their individual events, earning all blue ribbons. Trumbull won the 100-meter individual medley in 1:22.26; the 50m freestyle, 31.81 and the 100m breaststroke, 1:41.13. Kenerson won the 100m individual medley in 1:39.29; the 50m freestyle, 39.23; and 100m breaststroke, 1:51.23.
Lilly Killourie also had a good meet, slicing off more than 5 seconds, over over 4 seconds, and three-plus seconds off her previous best times in the 50-meter freestyle, 50m backstroke and 50m breaststroke, respectively, while winning two out of three of her events. She was first in the 50m backstroke, 57.01 and 50m breaststroke, 1:04.39; and third in the 50m freestyle, 49.58.
Rivir McCoy swam in his last meet as an 8U by posting a fast time of 24.62 in the 25m freestyle for the win, beating his best time by an impressive 4.3 seconds. He was second in the 25m breaststroke, 49.03 and fourth in the 25m backstroke, 41.48.
Since last summer’s GSSA State Meet AST swimmers have been attending practices to develop their strokes, fitness and team camaraderie.
The Agiochook Swim Team trains at the pool at the New England Inn. Practices are offered Monday through Saturday and are open to swimmers ages 6 to 18. The team is coached by Maury McKinney.
For more information about the team, call (603) 356-5755 or email email@example.com.