Liam Bassler and the rest of the Mammoth Sharks went out and got the competition in Tahoe. (Photo courtesy Mammoth Sharks)
The Mammoth Lakes Swim Team, the Mammoth Sharks, were victorious at a meet in South Lake Tahoe July 22-24.
The team brought 47 swimmers to the meet and competed against more than 20 teams from all over California. Mammoth and Bishop were the only two summer seasonal teams competing against year-round swimmers. Mammoth came home as the meet winner with more than 600 points beating out teams from the San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Napa areas, as well as teams from Reno, Sparks, Minden/Gardnerville, and more.
Many Mammoth athletes swam personal best times and brought home Individual High Point awards. High Point awards are given to the athletes who get the overall best results in their age group.
Ava Lazar was 2nd and Sara Mueller was 1st in the 6 and under girls category.
Jake Westfall was 2nd and Quentin LeFrancois 1st in the 6 and under boys category.
Ryan Furness was 2nd in the 7-8 year old Boy category. Ryan’s sister, Katrionna Furness, was 1st out of 9-10 year old girls. And Sydney Knadler was 3rd in a tight race for the 15-16 year old girl Category.
The Sharks’ next meet is Aug. 5-7 in Minden for the High Country League Championships. You can watch the Sharks compete against Bishop Swim Team at Whitmore Pool Saturday, Aug. 13 in their final competition of the summer.
–Coach Lindsay Barksdale