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NLY swimmers break new team records

Courtesy photo Northern Lights YMCA swimmers Esther Oswald (blue suit) and Adrianna Getzloff (purple suit) dive into the pool at the Marquette Deer Camp Invite last Saturday.

MARQUETTE — The Northern Lights YMCA swim team competed in the annual Marquette Deer Camp Invite last Friday and Saturday. Marquette, Menominee, Houghton and the Northern LIghts competed at the Marquette High School pool and brought over a combined 100 swimmers.

Nate Lanaville and Esther Oswald both broke NLY team records. Lanaville broke the boys 13-14 age division 1000-yard freestyle record in 11 minutes, 37.64 seconds, dropping 40 seconds from his last time. Lanaville also added another qualifying swim for the Wisconsin YMCA state meet in 100 free with a 55.07.

“Nate’s times are great for this time of the season. Not only are they great, but he is at the bottom of his age group,” NLY coach Scott Dykema said.

“Most records are not broken when the swimmers are at the younger part of their age bracket.”

Esther Oswald bettered her record-breaking 100 backstroke time in 1:00.91. Oswald also placed first in girls 15-and-over 100 free, 50 free, 200 backstroke and was third in 500 free. Oswald qualified for the YMCA State swim meet in 100 and 200 back.

Nine-year-old Ben Olson continued to improve in every one of his events, placing first in the 9-10 boys 50 back. Annabelle Neumeier placed first in the 13-14 girls 100 and 200 breaststroke. Thirteen-year-old Adrianna Getzloff also swam very well, placing first in 100 and 200 back, 50 free, 400 individual medley and 200 free.

“Adrianna is a hard worker,” Dykema said. “She is growing fast, physically and mentally.”

Irene Neumeier took first in girls 11-12 200 free with a personal-best and younger brother Ulric Neumeier placed first in 6-and-under boys 50 free and 25 free.

NLY swimmers will have a few weeks off before returning to the pool Dec. 6 in Door County, Wis.

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