Agiochook Swim Team

Members of the Agiochook Swim Team include (front row, from left): Elsie Heon, Nicholas Allain, Lilly Killourie, Gretchen Heon, Lydia Wiggin, Alex Biche, Abe Kelsch, Patrick Gray, Natalia Gray and Jasmine Hope; (back row, from left): Nolan Proulx, Quinn Hagerty, MacCAry Kelsch, Ryan Kenerson, Michael Trumbull, Alex Sweeney, Hannah Kelsch and Camden Enos. (COURTESY PHOTO)

BARTLETT — Agiochook Swim Team got off to a fine start to the summer competitive swimming season with a dual meet at Brewster Beach in Wolfeboro on July 12.

Eighteen Agiochook swimmers, ages 6 to 14, attended the meet hosted by the Wolfeboro Swim Team. Also in attendance were teams from Oyster River, Portsmouth and Gunstock. In all, there were about 60 swimmers trying their best in a scenic outdoor setting in front of family and friends.

AST was competing in the meet as a member of the Granite State Swim Association, a nonprofit organization that oversees the activities for a summer competitive swimming recreational league consisting of around 16 teams and nearly 700 swimmers.

AST swimmers included Michael Trumbull, age 14; MacCary Kelsch, 13; Alex Sweeney, 12; Hannah Kelsch, 12; Quinn Hagerty, 12; Ryan Kenerson, 12;, Camden Enos, 12; Nolan Proulx, 11; Lydia Wiggin, 11; Lilly Killourie, 10; Gretchen Heon, 10; Jasmine Hope, 9; Alex Biche, 9; Patrick Gray, 9; Abe Kelsch, 8; Nicholas Allain, 8; Elsie Heon, 7; and Natalia Gray, 6.

AST swimmers competed in 57 individual events and three relays. They achieved one team record, 24 personal best times and 12 swims in new events.

AST had six first place, nine second place, and 10 third-place finishes.

“All in all, a very good day of swimming for AST swimmers,” said Coach Maury McKinney.

Notable swims:

• Michael Trumbull broke the all-time team record for boys 13-14 in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:16.87 and broke 30 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle for the first time in 29.81.

• Quinn Hagerty had three personal best times and dropped an astounding 22 seconds off his previous best times.

• Camden Enos had three personal best times and dropped a total of 9.5 seconds off his previous best times.

• Gretchen Heon had two personal best times and swam the 50-yard butterfly for the first time. Great swim.

Elsie Heon had three personal best times and dropped more than 14 seconds off her previous best times.

• Abe Kelsch took three first-place finishes in the Boys 8U division.

• Ryan Kenerson dropped 3.19 seconds in his favorite event, the boy's age 11-12 50-yard breaststroke.

• Lydia Wiggin dropped 2.5 seconds off her 50-yard freestyle and 50-yard breaststroke best times and had a superb swim in her first-ever 100-yard freestyle.

• MacCary Kelsch dropped 4 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle and broke 1:30 for the first time.

• Alex Sweeney dropped 1.5 seconds off her 50-yard backstroke best time. “Alex is the most experienced female swimmer on AST,” McKinney said. “She is also stepping up to fill a leadership role on the team by sharing her experience.

• Jasmine Hope dropped 6 seconds in the 50-yard backstroke and 10 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle despite returning home from an extended trip to Scotland the day before.

Results

Michael Trumbull: swam 29.81, setting a new PR while finishing second in the 50-yard freestyle; set a new team record in 1:16.78 in winning the 100-yard backstroke; and was third with a PR of 1:16.72 in the 100-yard freestyle.

MacCary Kelsch: 35.94 in the 50-yard freestyle to set a PR while finishing sixth; was fifth in the 100-yard backstroke, which she swam for the first time in 1:49.75; and set a PR while finishing eighth in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:29.19.

Alex Sweeney: swam 37.76 in the 50-yard freestyle to finish third; was also third in the 50-yard backstroke in 48.19; and was second in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:28.30.

Hannah Kelsch: swam 48.78 in the 50-yard freestyle to finish fifth in a new PR; was also fifth in the 50-yard backstroke in 59.52; and was fifth in the 50-yard breaststroke in 1:08.77, a new PR.

Quinn Hagerty: swam 34.81, setting a new PR while finishing third in the 50-yard freestyle; set a new PR in 45.16, placing third the 50-yard backstroke; and was fourth with a PR of 45.97 in the 50-yard breaststroke.

Ryan Kenerson: swam 35.90, setting a new PR while finishing fourth in the 50-yard freestyle; finished second in the 100-yard freestyle (swimming the distance for the first time), 1:24.66; and was third with a PR of 45.13 in the 50-yard breaststroke.

Camden Enos: swam 39.52, setting a new PR while finishing sixth in the 50-yard freestyle; finished fifth in the 50-yard backstroke in a new PR of 52.16; and was ninth with a PR of 1:02.78 in the 50-yard breaststroke.

Nolan Proulx: swam 49.20, setting a new PR while finishing eighth in the 50-yard freestyle; finished fourth in the 100-yard freestyle (swam for the first time), 1:55.35; and was 10th in 1:05.13 in the 50-yard breaststroke.

Lydia Wiggin: swam 41.35, setting a new PR while finishing fourth in the 50-yard freestyle; finished third in the 100-yard freestyle (swam for the first time), 1:35.63; and was fourth with a PR of 52.65 in the 50-yard breaststroke.

Lilly Killourie: swam 51.43, finishing fifth in the 50-yard freestyle; finished fourth in the 50-yard backstroke, 1:01.29; and was third with a PR of 1:03.31 in the 50-yard breaststroke.

Gretchen Heon: swam 50.07, finishing fourth in the 50-yard freestyle in a PR; finished fourth in the 50-yard butterfly (swam for the first time), 1:04.21; and was seventh with a PR of 1:09.55 in the 50-yard breaststroke.

Jasmine Hope: swam 1:07.85, finishing ninth in the 50-yard freestyle in a new PR; and finished eighth in the 50-yard backstroke, 1:22.28.

Patrick Gray: swam 40.71, finishing second in the 50-yard freestyle in a new PR; finished third in the 50-yard backstroke, 50.28 (swam for the first time); and won the 100-yard freestyle, which he swam for the fish time, in 1:50.69.

Alex Biche: swam 1:04.59, finishing eighth in the 50-yard freestyle (swam for the first time); and finished eighth in the 50-yard backstroke, 1:24.85 (swam for the first time).

Elsie Heon: swam 24.12, finishing second with a PR in the 25-yard freestyle; finished first in the 25-yard backstroke with a PR, 31.70; and was third with a PR of 38.70 in the 25-yard breaststroke.

Abe Kelsch: swam 28.05, finishing first in the 25-yard freestyle; finished first in the 25-yard backstroke, 44.74; and won the 25-yard breaststroke in 37.86.

Nicholas Allain: swam 28.12, finishing second with a PR in the 25-yard freestyle; finished second with a PR in the 25-yard backstroke, 32.46; and was second the 25-yard breaststroke in 52.53.

Natalia Gray: making her debut in three events, swam 31.84, finishing third in the 25-yard freestyle; finished fourth in the 25-yard backstroke, 45.16; and was fourth the 25-yard breaststroke in 45.97.

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 please call (603) 356-5755 or email maury@agiochookaquatics.com.

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