Emma Luna, left, Evelyn Lott, Hazel Gaumont and Brooklyn Eldridge pose for a picture before their relay in Anderson, California during the swim team meet held between June 15 and June 17. Photo submitted

Lassen Volcanoes compete in first swim meet of season

The Lassen Aquatics Swim Team, newly named Lassen Volcanoes, traveled to their first swim meet from June 15 to June 17 in Anderson, California.

Twenty-two swimmers competed in events of distances between 25-500 yards.

Swimmers participated in individual races in freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly, as well as relay races made up of teams of four swimmers.

For the boys’ 8 and younger division, Jeffrey Clingensmith finished the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 48.99 seconds. He finished the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 1:37.85. For the 25-meter backstroke, Clingensmith finished with a time of 25.28 seconds.

In the girls’ 10 and younger division, McKennah Baker finished the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 1:38.26 and the 50-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:08.70.

Brooklyn Eldridge finished the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 47.22. She then finished the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 2:37.89 and the 100-meter individual medley with a time of 2:05.28.

McKenzie Hilburn finished the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 47.40 seconds and then finished the 50-meter backstroke with a time of 55.25 seconds.

Reagan Shrum competed in four events. For the 50-meter freestyle, she finished with 39.91 seconds on the clock. For the 100-meter freestyle, her time was 1:27.02. In the 50-meter backstroke, she finished with 48.63 seconds on the clock. For the 100-meter backstroke, Shrum finished with a time of 1:47.62.

In the girls’ 11- through 12-year-old division, Claire Buehler took on the 50-meter and the 100-meter freestyle, the 50-meter and the 100-meter backstroke, the 50-meter breaststroke, the 50-meter butterfly and the 100-meter individual medley. Her times were 35.93 seconds, 1:19.93, 44.05 seconds, 1:36.31, 52.72 seconds, 45.83 seconds and 1:31.06, respectively.

Hazel Gaumont finished the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 43.37 seconds, the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 1:45.61, the 50-meter backstroke with a time of 55.02 seconds and the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 2:00.64.

Bailey Krier competed in the 50-meter backstroke and finished with a time of 1:14.15.

Evelyn Lott finished the 50-meter freestyle with 40.81 seconds on the clock, the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 2:03.97 and the 100-meter individual medley with a time of 1:53.85.

Emma Luna competed in the 50-meter and the 100-meter freestyle, the 50-meter backstroke, the 50-meter breaststroke, the 50-meter butterfly and the 100-meter individual medley. Her finishing times for the aforementioned events are 43.09 seconds, 1:34.28, 53.19 seconds, 1:01.40, 56.50 seconds and 1:50.08, respectively.

Shelby Talley finished the 50-meter butterfly with a time of 54.15 seconds.

In the boys’ 11- through 12-year-old division, Caden Eldridge competed in the 50-meter freestyle and the 100-meter breaststroke with finishing times of 46.22 seconds and 2:42.23, respectively.

Jeremiah Shrum finished the 50-meter freestyle with at time of 38.97 seconds, the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 1:26.27, the 50-meter breaststroke with a time of 51.91 seconds, the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:52.48 and the 50-meter butterfly with at time of 1:00.66.

In the girls’ 13- through 14-year-old division, Kailey Hancock finished the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 37.41 seconds, the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:38.94 and the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:43.02.

Elizabeth Nielsen competed in the 50-meter freestyle and finished with 47.38 seconds on the clock.

Emmalee Rotlisberger finished the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 34.79 seconds, the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:28.95 and the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:41.10.

In the boys’ 13- through 14-year-old division, Jon Buehler finished the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 33.39 seconds and the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 1:18.73.

Jeremy Nielsen completed the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 45.33 seconds and the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 2:01.72.

In the girls’ 15- though 16-year-old division, Lily Buehler finished the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 31.57 seconds, the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 1:16.14 and the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:33.23.

In the boys’ 15- though 16-year-old division, Isaac Lott competed in the 50-meter and the 500-meter freestyle. In the former, he finished with a time of 30.74 seconds and in the latter, he finished with 7:22.96 on the clock.

Colby Talley finished the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 38.02 seconds and the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 1:30.36.

Coaches Camille Buehler, Rob Gaumont and Tina Hilburn said the young athletes really came together as a team and demonstrated good sportsmanship.

The Volcanoes traveled to Gridley for a meet between Friday, June 29 and Sunday, July 1.

As the swimmers continue practicing and competing, coaches are looking forward to watching the swimmers improve their times.