Strong effort for NLYMCA swimmers at M&M Meet

PHOTO: Northern Lights YMCA swimmers who competed at a meet at the Marinette/Menominee YMCA included, back row from left: Lydia Baumgartner, Allison Deuter, Aubrey Dixon, Gianna Novara, Aubree Peterson, Bryce Johnson, Tucker Williams. Third row: Kennedie Trevillian, Dominic Tatangelo, Cira Windell, Katarina Blair, Lucy Krznarich, Ella Murphy, Sierra Tatangelo, Ella McLaughlin. Second row: Triston Trevillian, Sawyer Williams, Catherine Majors, Greyson Williams, Eva Burns. Front: Weston Trevillian, Miriam Gustafson, James Carlson, Annika Gustafson. Not pictured: Alexandra Lampi, Kyara Noasconi, Ella McLean.

MARINETTE, Wis.  – Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson swimmers continue to post improvement across the board, as evidenced by a strong showing at the M&M Winterfest meet held at the Menominee/Marinette YMCA Saturday.

“It was another successful meet,” NLYMCA head coach Aimee Tatangelo said. “We had lots of fast swims, and everyone of our swimmers dropped time this weekend.”

Nine NLYMCA swimmers combined for 23 first place finishes. NLYMCA posted another 11 second place efforts.

Sierra Tatangelo and Greyson Williams each collected five first-place wins. Tatangelo, swimming in the 7-8 year old division, was best in the 25 yard freestyle, 25 yard breaststroke, 25 yard butterfly, 50 yard freestyle and 100 free. She also was second in the 25 yard backstroke.

Williams won the 25 free, backstroke and butterfly, as well as the 50 and 100 free in the six and under division. Siblings Sawyer Williams and Tucker Williams also posted multiple wins. Sawyer was first in the 100 free and 25 backstroke in the 7-8 year old division, while Tucker took the 500 and 100 freestyle races in the 11-12 year old division. Sawyer added seconds in the 50 free and 50 breaststroke.

Additional first-place swims came from James Carlson in the six and under 50 yard backstroke; Miriam Gustafson in the six and under 25 free and 50 backstroke; Bryce Johnson in the 11-12 year old 200 free and 200 IM; and Ella Murphy in the 9-10 year old 100 backstroke and 200 IM. Dominic Tatangelo added three firsts, with wins in the 9-10 year old 50 free, 200 free and 500 free.

Carlson added seconds in the 25 free, 50 free and 100 free. Gustafson was second in the 50 free. Johnson collected second in the 100 backstroke and 50 butterfly. Alexandra Lampi was second in the 9-10 year old 50 breaststroke, and Dominic Tatangelo took second in the 100 backstroke.

Swimmers with significant time improvements included Lydia Baumgartner, Katarina Blair, Carlson, Logan Corsi, Aubrey Dixon, Allison Deuter, Annika Gustafson, Miriam Gustafson, Johnson, Lucy Krznarich, Lampi, Catherine Majors, Ella McLaughlin, Ella McLean, Murphy, Kyara Noasconi, Gianna Novara, Aubree Peterson, Dominic Tatangelo, Sierra Tatangelo, Kennedie Trevillian, Triston Trevillian, Greyson Williams, Sawyer Williams, Tucker Williams and Cira Windell.

Northern Lights YMCA swimmers compete at Sturgeon Bay for the Jingle Bell Meet on December 16.