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Aquanauts continue strong season

Josh Aldrich
Sunday July 17, 2005
Lloydminster Meridian Booster

The Lloydminster Aquanauts experienced a trifecta success last weekend.

On Saturday in Fort Saskatchewan they came away with three medals and 11 personal bests, while in Wainwright they also picked up three medals and 12 personal bests.

However, they saved their best for Sunday in Provost where they won six medals and came away with 14 personal bests.

“This was a very successful weekend all the way around,” said head coach Tyler Totman. “We won plenty of medals and set a bunch of personal bests which is exactly what we are looking for – especially the personal bests.”

Coming through with a big weekend for the Aquanauts was Keeley Mokelky, who won a bronze in the 15/16 girls agate while setting personal bests in the 100-metre freestyle (1:11.80) and the 200-metre individual medley (3:10.25).

She followed that up with an agate silver medal and a personal best in the 50-metre fly (40.00).
“I actually didn’t know what to expect because I didn’t know who was coming and what clubs were going to be there,” said Mokelky. “When we got there we looked and said, ‘Oh, this is going to be fun.’"

The Provost meet was a special one for a quartet of sisters on the Aquanauts club as Taylor, Shyla, Karlyn and Becky Fischer used to call Provost home. All four of them returned on Sunday and all four came back with at least two personal bests.

Also medaling on the weekend was Luke Muyres, who won a silver in the 9/10 boys, Brayden Wells with a silver in the 13/14 boys and Cory Totman with a silver in the 15/16 boys in Fort Saskatchewan.

In Wainwright, Hayley Howland won gold in the 15/16 girls agate and Rebekah Cavanaugh earned a silver in the 7/8 girls.

In Provost, Haley Howland brought home another gold medal while Jessica Kelly won a silver in the 13/14 girls. Meanwhile, the boys kicked in with golds from A.J. Mokelky in the 13/14 boys and Cory Totman in the 15/16 boys, and Tyler Totman added a bronze medal in the 17+ boys.

It has been a huge year for the Aquanauts, one Totman hopes continues this weekend in Edmonton at Grant MacEwan College at the Huma Huma meet.

“We have very high expectations for this meet,” said Totman. “We’re sending a lot of our older swimmers, so we’re expecting a very good meet all of the way around."

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