Vergennes swimmers cap their summer season


SOPHIA JAMES, LAUREN Husk, Stella Kruse and Ella Bearor leap from the blocks in an 12-and-under Vergennes Champs race at the city pool on Aug. 21. The Champs celebrated their season with an intramural competition. Photo courtesy of Josh Romond

FIVE SWIMMERS GRADUATED from the Vergennes Swim Team and high school this summer after years of competing for and contributing to the team: Grace LeBeau, left, Emma Beauchemin, Addie Brooks, Leah Croke and Karyn Kenfield (not pictured). The team recognized all five with a car parade on Aug. 15 at the city pool. Photo courtesy of Bill Clark

VERGENNES CHAMP 12-YEAR-OLD swimmer Noah Smits approaches the wall during one of his Aug. 21 races at the Vergennes city pool. The younger half of the 64 members of the Vergennes Swim Team, their five coaches, and their family members celebrated their season with series of intramural races. Photo courtesy of Bill Clark

VERGENNES — The Vergennes Swim Team wrapped up its summer season Friday, Aug. 21, with an intramural meet in which 32 members between the ages of 8 and 12 competed in each of the disciplines. 

The Champs had honored their senior swimmers the week before. In all, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to follow many safety protocols, and the cancellation of the regular Champlain Valley Swim League season, 64 swimmers signed on.

They were coached by Jennifer Kingsley, Mitch Howell, Jeremy Ouimette, Addie Brooks and Georgia Houde. 

The results from Aug. 24 were: 

8 AND UNDER

GIRLS:

•           50 Freestyle: Juliette Angier, 55.11, Cici Neffinger, 1:08.07.

•           25 Backstroke: Juliette Angier, 29.51, Kendall Kittredge, 29.69.

•           25 Breaststroke: Cici Neffinger, 38.96.

•           25 Freestyle: Selma Liebhaber, 25.44; Juliette 26.99;  Cici Neffinger, 30.37.

BOYS:

•           50 Freestyle:: Connor Husk, 38.71, Skyler James, 47.70.

•           25 Butterfly:: Connor Husk, 20.66, Skyler James, 24.91.

•           25 Backstroke: Connor Husk 22.14, Beowulf Yarbrough, 25.45.

•           25 Breaststroke: Connor Husk, 25.68, Skyler James, 25.77.

•           25 Freestyle: Connor Husk, 17.32, Skyler James, 21.08.

•           100 IM: Connor Husk, 1:45.14.

10 AND UNDER

GIRLS:

•           50 Freestyle: Sophia James 36.46; Ellie Brooks, 36.77; Ella Bearor, 37.78.

•           25 Butterfly: Ella Bearor, 16.94, Sophia James, 18.0.

•           25 Backstroke: Ellie Brooks, 18.71; Sophia James, 20.63; Annika Smits, 21.64.

•           25 Breaststroke: Sophia James, 21.36; Ellie Brooks, 21.56; Ella Bearor, 22.21.

•           25 Freestyle: Sophia James, 16.44; Ella Bearor 16.61; Stella Kruse, 16.96.

•           100 IM: Sophia James, 1:35.52; Lauren Husk, 1:43.71; Ayla Kittredge 2:05.51.

BOYS:

•           50 Freestyle: Rowan Neffinger, 43.49, Henry Stroup, 49.48.

•           25 Butterfly: Greyson VanderWey, 29.74.

•           25 Backstroke: Rowan Neffinger, 25.43, Greyson VanderWey, 26.91.

•           25 Breaststroke: Marwan Liebhaber, 31.34, Greyson VanderWey, 34.60.

•           25 Freestyle: Rowan Neffinger, 19.24; Greyson VanderWey, 20.56; Henry Stroup, 23.29.

12 AND UNDER

GIRLS:

•           100 Freestyle: Adrienne Smits, 1:15.71, Ella Romond, 1:21.91.

•           50 Butterfly: Adrienne Smits, 42.06, Ella Romond, 47.80.

•           50 Backstroke: Ella Romond, 42.66, Adrienne Smits, 46.25.

•           50 Breaststroke: Ellie Eckels, 45.73, Aries Gee, 47.64, Adrienne Smits, 52.15.

•           50 Freestyle: Adrienne Smits, 33.84; Ella Romond, 35.92; Aries Gee, 37.01.

•           100 IM Adrienne Smits, 1:37.32, Aries Gee, 1:40.56.

BOYS:

•           100 Freestyle: Noah Smits,1:11.21, Cohen Howell 1:16.67.

•           50 Butterfly: Noah Smits, 44.29.

•           50 Backstroke: Cohen Howell, 43.62, Noah Smits, 45.66.

•           50 Breaststroke: Noah Smits, 40.77, Cohen Howell 51.71.

•           50 Freestyle: Noah Smits, 32.85; Cohen Howell, 33.37; Khanlen Ouimette, 41.36.

•           100 IM: Noah Smits, 1:27.89, Cohen Howell, 1:43.04.

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