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Junior Aquanauts swim well in Warroad

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Eight junior members of the Aquanauts competed at the Spring Sprint meet in Warroad on Saturday, with assistant coach Karl Gunderson saying all of them swam “very well.”

“It was a fun meet for the kids, and it was good because it was a short trip that took just a couple of hours,” said Gunderson, in his first year as an assistant with the club.

Gunderson said it was hard to tell just how fast his swimmers were going because they were in a pool measured in yards (rather than metres like the one here).

Still, he said several medals were brought home, noting each swimmer had the chance to compete in three individual events and three relay races.

“The relay races were the most exciting because we had two teams [swimming against each other],” he enthused.

Carleigh McKinnon, Boyd Badiuk, Lindsey Smith, Jamie Beadow, Tim Green, Ashleigh Dutton, Heather Dutton, and Meagan Herbert were the Aquanauts who attended the meet, which also attracted swimmers from Kenora, Baudette, Selkirk, Roseau, Warroad, and North Dakota.

This weekend, the Aquanauts will be taking another “eight or nine” swimmers to the 13-and-over Thunder Bay Thunderbolts International Invitational long course meet.

Then the club will wrap up the season by hosting a three-day meet June 5-7 at the Sportsplex.

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