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Robertson-Weir, Holitzki, Cowan pace Neptunes medal parade in Creston

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
June 24th, 2014

Morgan Robertson-Weir, Matthew Holitzki and Olivia Cowan each won silver medals highlighting the Nelson Neptunes results during a weekend Kootenay Summer Swim Association meet in Creston.

Robertson-Weir won the medal in Division on girls while Holitzki and Cowan captured medals in Division four boys and Division five girls, respectively.

“We are so pleased with how well the swimmers did this weekend,” said head coach Cynthia Pfeiffe.

“Despite the pool being almost too cold to even dive into, the swimmers all toughed it out and some were able to get some best times, namely in the 100m freestyle.”

Madeline Holitzki took home bronze in Division four boys while coaches Rebecca Afford and Cynthia Pfeiffer won silver and gold in Division eight women’s category.

Neptune swimmers set a host of meet records:

Ohia Wintraub – 50m butterfly old: 35.51 new: 35.15

Cynthia Pfeiffer  – 100m backstroke old: 1:14.14 new: 1:13.04

Division 6 girls 200 medley relay (Sage Cowan, Nava Sachs, Hannah Malenfant, Olivia Cowan) old: 2:46.84 new: 2:41.76

Division 8 girls 200 medley relay: (Cynthia Pfeiffer, Rebecca Afford, Ohia Wintraub, Madeline Holtizki) old: 2:29.64 new: 2:28.63

Division 1 girls 200 freestyle relay (Kallie Badry, Chloe Malenfant, Ella Chouinard, Imogen Cowan) old: 4:00.36 new: 3:54.63

Other highlights included swims by:

Matthew Holitzki – 100m breaststroke

Ella Chouinard – 100m freestyle

Ohia Wintraub – 50m butterfly

Hannah Malenfant – 100m freestyle

Kallie Badry – 100m freestyle

Arjun Bhabra – 100m freestyle

Morgan Roberton-Weir – 100m freestyle

“We had four heats of swimmers in a row put up some amazing times that made for some very exciting races,” said coach Rebecca Afford.

“All of our new swimmers who attended the meet blew us away: Arjun Bhabra took off 1:00 in his 100m freestyle, Ella Chouinard’s strokes looks like she has been swimming for years, and Keira Badry, at four years old, swam a relay with coaches Cynthia Pfeiffer and Rebecca Afford and Enna Cowan; Keira swam 50m of freestyle all on her own.”

The Neptunes return to the pool for training this week before heading south of the border for the annual Colville meet.

“This coming weekend for the “highlight” meet of the summer that all the swimmers and families look forward to,” Afford said.

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