Lloydminster Aquanaut Newspaper Articles.
Aquanauts ready for regionals
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.”