Aquanauts ‘awesome’ in Balmertown

The Aquanauts’ swam to a successful showing at the NWO Invitational Campbell Goldfins meet in Balmertown over the weekend–highlighted by a pair of club records being smashed.
Boyd Badiuk shattered the club record in the 200m backstroke for the 10-and-under age group. His time of 3:06 was about five seconds faster than the previous mark.
And Alyssa Holliday broke the previous club record in the 10-and-under age group for the 200m breaststroke, finishing with a time of 3:38, also eclipsing the previous mark by about five seconds.
“The kids are technically performing better,” Aquanaut head coach Debbie Murray said at the pool yesterday morning. “They are swimming stronger and faster, and with better turns.
“They all swam very, very well,” she enthused, adding not all of the results have been finalized.
“All 16 of the kids [who attended] did very well. We had lots of best times and I was pleased with the overall swimming performance,” she continued.
Murray said her swimmers will continue to work hard as they prepare for the regional championships Feb. 25-27 in Thunder Bay.
In fact, the Aquanauts are back in the pool this Saturday when they host a Regional 3 event from 7-10 a.m. at the Sportsplex. But Murray said it’s to their benefit to work hard now–despite being tired–and then rest up just before the Thunder Bay meet.
“Everyone has persevered, they’re focused, and know where they are going for the regionals,” said Murray. “Right now, we’re going to work them hard and rest them later.”