Hurricanes swim in Western Slope Championship

Angelina Fortunato, Ezekiel Gianinetti, Aguirre Jackson and Ryann Mergelman all raced in the eight-and-under division at the Western Slope Championships.

RANGELY I The Rangely Hurricanes swim team entered 19 swimmers in the Western Slope Championships held at the El Pomar Natatorium on the Colorado Mesa University campus in Grand Junction.

Making waves…

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Rangely Hurricane swimmers in front: Ashton Bennett, Jackson Aguirre, Jeffrey Slack, Colton Noel and Timothy Scoggins; middle: Andrew Slack, Joseph McKay, Mary Scoggins; along with Kenzie Varner and MacKenzie Manchester in the back.

Hurricanes swim in Moffat County

The Rangely Hurricanes, including Nora Gianinetti, Corbin Lucero and Caleb Noel, swam in the ABC Open in Craig and will swim in their third meet of the season in Aspen this weekend.

RANGELY I The Hurricanes traveled to Craig over the weekend to participate in the annual ABC Open meet sponsored by the Sea Sharks.

Rangely Hurricanes…

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On June 15, five Rangely Hurricanes traveled to Ouray for their first swim meet of the season.

2013 Scottie Ascherman Seasonal Club Champions

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RANGELY I For the past six years, the Rangely Hurricanes swim team has competed in the annual Colorado Seasonal Club State Championships, and they have returned with the team championship trophy in the small club division each year. This year was no different — in addition to the team title, the Hurricanes had a high […]

Hurricanes…

The Rangely Hurricanes took 18 swimmers to the Western Slope League meet in Grand Junction, and, according to their coach, “The kids all improved and did a great job.”

Swim-a-thon …

Twenty-five swimmers from Rangely participated in the Swim-a-thon, where they attempted to swim 200 lengths of the pool or two hours, whichever came first.

Hurricane season…

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Twenty-seven Rangely Hurricanes swam in Craig in the annual ABC Meet and participated in 160 events.

Rangely’s Hurricanes swim well in Aspen meet

Hurricane Travis Coates swam in nine events, including the 500 freestyle in the 10-and-under age group in Aspen.

RANGELY I Nine Rangely Hurricanes swam in Aspen on Saturday and Sunday and finished in the middle of the field as a team but returned with two individual high-point trophies.

Rangely Hurricanes Jackalope Pentathlon

The Rangely Hurricane swim team sent eight swimmers to the Jackalope Pentathlon in Douglas, Wyo.,

Rangely swim program builds confidence, teaches humility

The Rangely Hurricanes kicked off their 2013 swim season with a team victory over squads from Craig and Steamboat at their annual swim meet this past weekend. With several new faces on the team, 28 swimmers ranging in ages 7 to 18 represented the Hurricanes as they swam to their championship. There were a number of great performances over the weekend including three state long-course qualifying times by Patrick Scoggins. The team will next compete at the Jackalope Pentathlon in Douglas, Wyo., where nine of the older swimmers will be competing against some of the best swimmers from north of the border.

RANGELY I During the summer, 15-year-old Angelica “Geli” Brown puts in about three-and-a-half hours in the pool each day. Depending on her team’s schedule, she’ll swim “ladders,” or sets of increasingly longer lengths, to build endurance.

Hurricanes win 5th consecutive state championship

The Rangely Hurricanes won their fifth consecutive state championship for the small team division at the Scottie Aschermann Memorial Seasonal Club Championship meet last weekend. The theme for the meet was Summer Club Olympics and the Hurricanes returned with 13 gold medals, five silvers and four bronze medals and many other top 10 places. Swimming for the Hurricanes at the state meet in back were Patrick Scoggins, Andrew Morton, William Scoggins, Geli Brown and Korrynn Wenzel. (Front) Corbin Lucero, Timothy and Mary Scoggins.

RANGELY I For a fifth year in a row, the Rangely Hurricanes swim team won the small team division at the Scottie Aschermann Memorial Seasonal Club Championship meet last weekend in Gunnison.