Summer meets a success for Tahoe swimmers
The Tahoe Swim Club has remained busy this summer with most-recent meets in Bishop, Calif., and the July 12-14 home meet at the Rec Center.
Top swimmers in their age groups in the Bishop meet were Cassandra Marin, 6; Luca Gernasci, 9; and Natalie Turner, 14.
Other South Lake Tahoe swimmers competed and placed in the top three of their events for their age groups were Dan Kalinowski, 5, placed second in the 25-yard backstroke; Spencer Buchholz, 6, third in the 25 freestyle; Sierra Forvilly, 6, third in the 50 freestyle, second in the 25 backstroke and third in the 25 freestyle; Brooke King, 6, second in the 50 freestyle and third in the 50 backstroke; Annie Kate Gerasci, 7, third in the 25 butterfly; Mary Kalinowski, 7, second in the 25 and 50 butterfly and third in the 50 backstroke, 25 breaststroke and backstroke; Kira Smith, 7, third in the 100 IM and 50 breaststroke; Lakin Smith, 7, second in the 50 backstroke, third in the 50 freestyle and 25 freestyle; and Hannah Bratton, 8, third in the 25 breaststroke.
Albert Reed, 10, finished first in the 100 back and 200 freestyle; second in the 100 freestyle and third place in the 100 individual medley, the 50 freestyle, 50 backstroke and the freestyle. Also, Sarah Burks, 11, placed third in the 100 breaststroke; Alli Bratton, 13, third in the100 backstroke; Lauren Falls, 13, second in the 50 breaststroke and the 100 breaststroke and third in the 200 freestyle; Tim Powers, 14, second in the 50 butterfly; 50 breaststroke, 100 butterfly, 100 breaststroke and 50 freestyle. Powers placed third in the 100 and the 50 backstrokes.
In addition, Bailey Flood, 14, came in first place in the 100 backstroke and third in the 50 freestyle; Lacey Leonard, 14, second in the 50 backstroke; Ellen Gallanty, 14, third in the 50 backstroke; Ashley Bratton, 15, third in the 100 butterfly; Erik Gallanty, 15, first in the 200 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke and third in the 100 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 50 freestyle.
The Tahoe Swim team also hosted its second home swim meet of the summer last month, demonstrating that the comforts of home are always helpful. More than 400 swimmers participated from Northern California and Nevada.
Once again, Marin had an outstanding performance. She was awarded the high point trophy as the top swimmer in the girls’ 6-and-under age group.
King placed second in the 25 backstroke; Erik Edwards, 8, placed second in the boys’ 25 backstroke and 25 freestyle.
Forvilly was second in the 50 backstroke; Smith second in the 25 butterfly and 25 breaststroke; Shelby McIntyre, 7, third in the 50 backstroke; Kalinowski, first in the 50 backstroke; Allison Churchill, 8, first in the 25 butterfly and third in the 25 breaststroke; Hannah Kropf, 11, third in the 200 IM; Falls, third in the 100 butterfly and second in the 100 backstroke and the 200 breaststroke.
Ellen Gallanty, 14, took second in the 100 butterfly and third in the 200 breaststroke; Natalie Turner, 14, placed first in the 100 butterfly, 200 IM, 200 breaststroke and the 50 freestyle. Turner also placed second in the 100 freestyle.
Flood was tops in the 100 freestyle; Powers claimed first in the 100 butterfly and third in the breaststroke, 100 freestyle, 200 IM and 200 breaststroke; Lindsay Best, 15, third in the 100 freestyle; Zack Powers, 16, first in the 100 breaststroke and second in the 200 IM, 200 breaststroke and 100 freestyle. Powers also placed third in the 50 freestyle and the 100 butterfly.
Other results included Melissa Anstett, 16, second in the 100 breaststroke, 200 IM and 200 breaststroke and third place in the 200 backstroke and 100 backstroke.
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