Los Alamos Aquatomics Swim Team Heads to State!

Aquatomics 2013 State Team, Ashlynn Bennett, 16; Alex Jaegers, 14; Jillian Bennett, 12; Ian Jaegers, 10; Kaitlin Bennett, 13; Gabe Katko, 10; Max Berndt, 10; Ming-Yuan Lo, 8; Carlos Chacon, 10; Kalen Melton, 8; Miguel Chacon, 10; Paige Patterson, 10; Andy Corliss, 8; Ben Reidys, 13; Max Corliss, 10; Max Reidys, 15; Michael Englert-Erickson, 16; Christo Rohlev, 15; Alana Goodwin, 12; Matias Rougier, 9; Nick Greenfield, 16; Gabriella Tepley,12; Jenz Hampel, 16; Neil Wilkerson, 12 and Jacob Hollis, 13. Photo Courtesy of Doug Wedman

LAA News:

The Los Alamos Aquatomics Swim Team is heading to the New Mexico Short Course State Championships with a strong state team.

The Aquatomics has 25 swimmers qualified to swim individual events this year, which is very exciting.

The swimmers range the breadth of the LAA swim program, from 8 years old to 16 years old. The championship is March 7–10, at the West Mesa Aquatic Center in Albuquerque.

Recently, four young Aquatomics swimmers: Caleb Cook, Andy Corliss, Jane Lee Douglass and Connor Tepley competed in the New Mexico State 8 & Under Championship Meet held Feb. 24 in Farmington.

Finish times and placements:

  • Caleb Cook (8yo): 50 Free 54.30 (21); 50 Back 1:08.16 (21); and 100 Free 2:08.37 (21);
  • Andy Corliss (8yo): 100 IM 1:31.47 (5); 50 Breast 45.53 (2); 100 Free 1:20.59 (4);
  • Jane Lee Douglas (6&U): 25 Free 33.32 (6); 50 Free 1:26.27 (2); 25 Back 33.08 (5); and
  • Connor Tepley (8yo): 50 Free 51.95 (19); 50 Back 56.85 (16); 100 Free 1:54.43 (18).

This year, 2013, the Aquatomics celebrate their 50th Anniversary being Los Alamos’ hometown swim team.

LAA recently achieved Level I status in USA Swimming’s Club Recognition Program, a program which promotes developing strong, stable, financially sound and athletically productive swim clubs.

The Los Alamos Aquatomics is a non-profit organization proudly serving and representing the Los Alamos Community.

 

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