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Neptunes get better with age, grab third at Castlegar meet

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
July 20th, 2011

The Nelson Neptunes charged up the pool lanes to win to finish third at the Castlegar Aquanauts Meet as the Kootenay Summer Swim Association entered its final stage of the season.

The Neptunes, which has struggled for most of the indoor swimming campaign, finished behind Kootenay powers Castlegar and Trail in the seven-team meet Sunday in the Sunflower City.

Nelson was led division three boy’s sensation, Sam Matthew.

Matthew has won gold medals in every meet this season, once again capturing the top prize.

Neptune assistant coaches Kiandra McLaren and Melissa Afford, won silver in division six and seven girls, respectively.

Kourtney Brager took home the bronze in division three girls.

The Neptunes were inspired by the spectacular swims of the winter-club swimmers.

Jordan Andrusak won the gold medal in O cat 1 girls while Kelsey Andrusak claimed the bronze.

Meanwhile, in O cat 2 boys, Niallan Collier also won gold.
Jordan Andrusak also set no less than four new records during the meet.

Andrusak set new marks in 50-meter breaststroke, 100-meter freestyle, 50-meter freestyle and 100-meter individual medley.

Not to be outdone, Collier smashed records in 100-meter breaststroke, 100-meter butterfly and 200-meter individual medley.

The Neptunes travel to Kimberley this weekend for the final meet of the season.

The team then prepare for regionals August 6-7 in Castlegar.

The top swimmers advance to the B.C. Summer Swim Championships August 15-21 in Richmond.

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