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Aquanauts ready for regionals

Josh Aldrich
Wednesday August 03, 2005
Lloydminster Meridian Booster

While the Aquanauts season does not end this weekend it will, however, set up their culmination.

This Saturday and Sunday the Aquanauts will be hosting regionals, which will determine their provincial lineup the following weekend at the Lloyd Leisure Centre.

“We’re really looking forward to it, it’s nice to have it in your own backyard,” said Aquanauts coach Tyler Totman. “Our individual goal is to send as many competitive swimmers to provincials as possible. We want to put forth the best swim team that we have so we can do well and represent our region very well at provincials.”

The Aquanauts will be sending 22 of their competitive swimmers to the pool this weekend to defend their waters from up to as many as eight other swim clubs including Edmonton, Vegreville, Fort Saskatchewan, and Vermilion.

“This is a high profile meet in our region,” said Totman. “We’re not hosting, they’re just using our pool. It’s a regional event, they just happen to be using our pool. It speaks very highly of the facility we have in Lloyd and the equipment we have available.”

Having regionals in their own pool is a big advantage for the Aquanauts. Not only will they be able to enjoy the comforts of their home and being able to sleep in, it is a pool they know inside and out.

“In this pool you know how it works,” said Totman. “You know the quirks in the ceiling, you know where the ladders are, the walls, the currents even for some people. It’s nice having it in your own pool, it’s good for everyone all around in terms of design.”

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