Two Los Alamos Aquatomics swimmers have been selected to represent New Mexico Swimming at the USA Swimming Western Zone Age-Group Championships Aug. 7-10 in Roseville, Calif.
Swimmers from California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana will compete.
The Aquatomics swimmers are a part of the New Mexico delegation of 46 swimmers statewide who have qualified to swim in this meet. This is the highest level competition that swimmers of their ages can attend. Each Local Swim Committee (LSC) is limited to 48 qualifying swimmers, making the meet an exclusive event. The meet will be held at the Summer Sanders Pool in Roseville and swimmers will swim the 50 Meter course.
Both Aquatomics swimmers have helped with fundraising for the trip, through raffle sales and soliciting contributions from local businesses.
Alana Goodwin, age 12, qualified in the 200 backstroke, and will also swim the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle, and the 50 and 100 backstroke. Alana will be an eighth grader at the Middle School this year.
Max Corliss, age 10, qualified in the 50 and 100 breaststroke, and will also swim the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle and the 50 butterfly. Max will be entering fifth grade at Aspen Elementary.
Both Alana and Max are coached by Olympian John Murphy, and Maribeth Englert of the Aquatomics. They are the only Los Alamos swimmers to qualify for this meet. The Los Alamos Aquatomics, a non-profit organization is celebrating its 50th year.