Local swimmers close out winter season with strong performances

Last weekend, 10 Hood River Valley Swim Team members competed for the last time this winter at a swim meet in Oregon City. Representing HRVST were (back, l-r) Nora Sandoval, Amy Elliott, Skyla Hollowell, Coach MJ Caswell, Campbell Keller, Jesse Elliott; (front) Willow Hollowell, Leah Sandoval, Trevor Collins, and Mallory Keller. (Submitted photo)

A few Hood River Valley Swim Team members from White Salmon competed at an Oregon City meet last weekend that marked the end of HRVST’s winter season.

“This pool is 25 meters long. Usually we swim yards in the winter,” noted HRVST Coach Shelly Rawding.

Twelve-year-old Jesse Elliott led the way for the HRVST Osprey, notching victories in all three of his events.

Other White Salmon swimmers taking part in the meet were Tyler and Trevor Collins, Amy Elliott, and Skyla and Willow Hollowell. Their individual results follow.

Trevor Collins, 10

1st place, 100m freestyle, 1:34.67

2nd place, 100m medley, 1:49.60

2nd place, 50m butterfly, 51.71

Tyler Collins, 12

6th place, 200m freestyle, 3:19.62

4th place, 100m freestyle, 1:23.98

5th place, 100m breaststroke, 1:47.63

Amy Elliott, 10

1st place, 100m medley, 1:35.81

5th place, 100m freestyle, 1:20.75

4th place, 100m breaststroke, 1:50.02

Jesse Elliott, 12

1st place, 100m medley, 1:27.69

1st place, 100m freestyle, 1:14.49

1st place, 100m breaststroke, 1:41.69

Skyla Hollowell, 10

2nd place, 200m freestyle, 2:57.52

4th place, 50m backstroke, 44.70

2nd place, 50m butterfly, 42.61

1st place, 200m medley, 3:13.21

3rd place, 100m backstroke, 1:35.77

3rd place, 50m breaststroke, 54.26

Willow Hollowell, 9

9th place, 100m medley, 1:50.18

7th place, 100m freestyle, 1:34.44

7th place, 100m backstroke, 1:48.39

7th place, 50m freestyle, 41.27

16th place, 50 m breaststroke, 1:02.97

Rawding said HRVST’s summer season begins April 4. New swimmers of all ages will be welcome to come and try the swim team out that week. The first week is free.

For more information, contact Rawding at 509-637-4051, or go to www.hrvst.org.

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