Northview Terrace swimmer Michael Halliday dives into the pool Thursday, June 30 in the first meet of the year. (KEIZERTIMES/Derek Wiley)

Northview Terrace swimmer Michael Halliday dives into the pool Thursday, June 30 in the first meet of the year. (KEIZERTIMES/Derek Wiley)

By DEREK WILEY
Of the Keizertimes

The summer swim season began Thursday, June 30 with two Keizer teams going head-to-head as defending league champion, Northwood, outscored Holiday 367-236.

Northwood’s boys, who accumulated 186 points, won 20 events.

Jake Wyer won five events—15-18-year-old butterfly, breaststroke, backstroke, freestyle relay and medley relay with teammates Jabez Rhoades, Miller Baumann and Lucas Garvey. Baumann won the individual medley and Rhoades the freestyle.

Carter Hawley touched the wall first in three swims—the 9-10 freestyle, medley relay with Roman Pack, Caleb Skipper and Grant Schaffer, and the free relay with Schaffer, Tate Woodward and Elijah Clendening.

In the 8-and-under division, Ben Diede also won three events—free, back and breaststroke. Hudson Hughes took first in the butterfly.

Jackson Alt won the 11-12 individual medley and butterfly and also swam on the winning medley relay team with Pierce Walker, Connor Roop and Carson Biondi. Roop and Biondi swam on the first place free relay as well with Olen Cogar and Zach Harrington.

Jacob Paton and Riley Mahoney won the 11-12 back and breaststroke, respectively.

Swimming for the Northwood girls, who recorded 186 points and won 20 events, Alyssa Garvey touched the wall first in three individual events—13-14 breaststroke, butterfly and free.

Avery Buss also received three first place ribbons after winning the 9-10 IM and swimming on the 9-10 medley relay with Bentley Pack, Rosella Cogar and Ainsleigh Pack, and the free relay with Cogar, Molly Eisele and Jasmine Miller. Individually, Eisele also won the free.

Kaitlyn Roop placed first in the 9-10 backstroke and Indy Gauthier won the butterfly.

Meili Skipper placed first in the 8-and-under free and butterfly. She was also on the winning free relay team with Alexi Pack, Madi Mahoney and Katie Alger.

Paris Boyd won the 11-12 breaststroke and butterfly and swam on the top free relay team with Brook Junker, Ashely Hawley and Kailey Wilcke. Wilcke also won the backstroke and was on the winning medley relay with Hawley, Ellie Auvinen and Eliana Dean. Individually, Dean also finished first in the freestyle.

Emily Alger won the 15-18 freestyle. Mady Alt, Bella Walker, Madyson Trammell and Kennedy Buss took first in the 13-14 medley relay.

Holiday’s boys recorded 104 points and won 15 events.

Kian Gonzales placed first in the 13-14 fly, back and free. He also swam on the winning free relay with Jackson Colyer, Carter Hollis and Tony Gonzales. Individually, Tony won the IM and breaststroke.

Kameron Splonski placed first in the 9-10 IM, back and breaststroke. He also broke two Holiday Swim Club records, finishing the IM in 1:04.96 and the breaststroke in 35.09.

Noah Williams won the 6-and-under butterfly. Vinny Arnold placed first in the 7-8 fly and Carter Hollis won the 11-12 free.

Lincoln Hollis, Noah Williams, Ozzy Arnold and Cole Steele took home a first place ribbon in the 7-8 free relay.

Alex Beard broke four Holiday Swim Club records to lead the girls team that had 132 points and won 20 events. Individually, Beard won the 13-14 IM in 54.54, the backstroke in 25.81 and the breaststroke in 26.84. She also swam on the winning free relay with Bella Beard, Kylie McCarty  and Kassy Winters as well as the record breaking medley relay with Bella, McCarty and Emma Privratsty.

McCarty also won and broke the club record in the 15-18 fly, finishing in 24.40. Privratsty won the 13-14 IM and backstroke and swam on the winning free relay with Jayla Toland, Hannah Williams and Bella Grantham.

In the 6-and-under division, Claire Hicks placed first in the butterfly and backstroke. Kaiya Turner won the free and Olivia Anderson was the first to touch the wall in the breaststroke. All three girls along with Jacelyn Toland won the free relay.

Cassidy Kerner won the 7-8 backstroke and Emma Anderson finished first in the breaststroke. Both girls also swam on the winning medley relay with Hicks and Abigail Anderson. Erika Robinett won the 9-10 breaststroke.

Also swimming last Thursday, Northview Terrace easily defeated Cambridge 224-25.

In the 6-and-under division, Will Noble won the free, back and breaststroke. He also joined Michael Noble, Camden Whetten and Michael Halliday to win both the 9-10 medley and free relays.

Eli Staley finished first in the 9-10 IM and breaststroke while Dom Snyder won the free and fly. Both also swam with Tayson Whetten and Nathan Harris to take first in the 11-12 medley and free relays. Individually, Whetten won the fly as well.

Jeremy Becker touched the wall first in the 11-12 free, back and breaststroke and helped Cole Garland, Gavin Gasperini and Alex Kosiewicz win both the 13-14 medley and free relays. Individually, Garland placed first in the free, fly and breaststroke. Gasperini won the IM and backstroke.

The Northview Terrace girls also had a strong day in the pool.

Ally Castaneda won the 6-and-under back and breaststroke. Carly Castaneda took first in the free and Ashely Stucker had the fastest time in the fly.

Mary Ann Halliday placed first in the 7-8 breaststroke and also swam on the winning medley and free relay teams with Madelyn Sponable, Abby Youngblutt and Josie Wampler. Sponable took first in the backstroke as well.

Northview also won both relays in the 9-10 division as Amelia Prin, Kieran Rhines, Kara Everitt and Maey White took first in the medley relay while Bailey Oglesby, Ashley Stacker, Megan Halliday and Ava McNeely won the free relay.

Individually, Megan Halliday also won the backstroke. Issy Kosiewicz finished first in the IM and free. Lily Castaneda won the fly and Jana Everitt was the first to touch the wall in the breaststroke.

In the 11-12 age group, Allyson Mathews, Hannah Halliday, Sydney Smith and Kianna Staley won the medley relay. Individually, Staley took first in the free, fly and breaststroke and joined with Smith, Hannah Halliday and Zoey Noble to win the free relay.

Kat Kosiewicz won the 11-12 IM and Sydney Epperly had the fastest time in the backstroke.

Lily Snyder placed first in the 13-14 free, IM and swam on two inning relays—free with Lucy Youngblutt, Annie Farris, Nina Garland and Lily White and medley with Farris, Garland and Little White. Farris also won the fly and breaststroke.

Youngblutt, Bailey White, Emma Garland and Anna Kosiewicz won the 15-18 medley relay. Lily White joined Bailey White, Garland and Kosiewicz to take first in the free relay. Kosiewicz won the back and breaststroke. Garland had the fastest time in the free and fly.

The summer swim season continues through the rest of the month with the All-City meet on Saturday, July 30 at Holiday.