Rhinelander Swim Club has a strong finish to the season
On Feb. 1 and 2, 69 Rhinelander Swim Club members traveled to the Tomahawk High School pool for the CWSC Championship Meet. The team took second place overall at the meet and a majority of the swimmers placed very well in their individual events.
Those swimmers finishing in the top five were as follows: Jack Antonuk with two firsts and a second; Annika Benoy with a fourth; Russell Benoy with a first and three seconds; Miranda Erdmann with a second, a fourth and two fifths; Oliver Ferdinand with a fourth and fifth; Aaron Fernandes with a fourth; Kole Gechas with a fourth and fifth place; Charlie Heck with two firsts, a second and a third; Grace Heck with two firsts, a second and a third; James Heck with four second place finishes; Joseph Heck with a second and three thirds; Thaddeus Heck with two seconds, a third and a fifth; Tyr Hemmingstad with two fourth place finishes; Martin Hoger with a first, third and a fifth; Cooper Lindman with a fifth place; Tucker Lindman with a first and three thirds; Marissa Martin with a second, third and fifth place; Houston Mathwig with a fifth place finish; Madelyn Mathwig with a fourth place; Conor Natrop with two fifth places; Valarie Puza with a third and a fifth place; Maddie Quinn with a fifth place; Audrey Schiek with a fifth; Jacob Schoppe with a third place; Haley Seefeldt with a fifth place; Abi Winnicki with a third and fifth place; and Makenna Winnicki with a first, third and fifth place.
RSC swimmers also teamed up for relays. The team of Miranda Erdmann, Haley Seefeldt, Grace Heck and Taylor Hollands took first in the girls 11-12 200 yard medley relay; Tyr Hemmingstad, Charlie Heck, James Heck and Mathias Fugle placed second in the boys eight and under 100 yard medley relay; Conor Natrop, Aaron Fernandes, Martin Hogar and Kody Price took second in the boys senior 200 yard medley relay; and Joseph Heck, Thaddeus Heck, Russell Benoy and Cooper Lindman placed second in the boys 11-12 200 yard medley relay.
The remaining relay teams placed seventh or better.
With the regular season over, a small group of swimmers have chosen to continue their season by competing in Fond du Lac at the end of February and several have already qualified for a meet in Minnesota in April.