McKenzie Gerlicher, left, and Gabe Mamula take off for the 50 yard Freestyle at the October 23 Spooktacular Meet. They both had best times in this event. Courtesy photo
Zach Sestric gets ready to dive in for his first meet back in the water after returning to the pool from a break during COVID. Courtesy photo
Leif Neill starts the 25 Yard Freestyle at the recent Spooktacular Meet. Courtesy photo
BY MARIBETH ENGLERT
Los Alamos Aquatomics
The Los Alamos Aquatomics started their Short Course Season recently October 23 at West Mesa Aquatic Center. The Spooktacular saw 17 of the Aquatomic teammates competing. It was a slightly different format in that the longest event was a 100 yard IM. All other events were either 25 yards or 50 yards. Everyone got some good sprinting in early in the season!
Athletes included Neutron Group swimmers Max Wilson, Ruby Starrett, Peter Maginot, Z Certik, and Daniel Certik. Proton Group swimmers were Ana Saenz, Leif Neill, Ashley McLaughlin, Gabe Mamula, Ammon Lee, McKenzie Gerlicher, and Samantha Clayton. The Electron Group consisted of Zach Sestric, Owen McLaughlin, and Michelle Lo. Swimmers from the Flex and Senior Groups were Hannah Lee and William Borovina.
The swimmers had fun going through the haunted house, doing a cake walk, earning prizes for winning their heats, and most of all swimming fast!
For information on the Los Alamos Aquatomics please see their website at Aquatomics.org. Click the Contact Us button for a tryout for your swimmer.
The team will next be competing at The UNM pool Nov. 6-7.
Coaches talk to swimmers and get a cheer going before the start of the meet. Courtesy photo
Having fun between events are, from left, Michelle Lo, William Borovina and Owen McLaughlin. All three swimmers made State Cut times at the first meet of the season. Courtesy photo