Anyone for swimming in the ocean? And, not just a brief leisure excursion either. Try a 2.4 mile swim off the island of Honolulu, Hawaii.
Posing with their first place team trophy are members of the Barracuda Swim team.
Delta High School swim team is finished with its regular schedule for the 2017 season. The Panthers have showed vast improvement through the season and will end the year with district competition this week.
Delta senior Landre Whelan (right lane) swims the 200m freestyle for the first time this season to work on her conditioning
Delta High School swim coach Karoline Roome brings genuine enthusiasm to practice each day.
The Panthers' second-year head coach likes to think of her athletes as top swimmers from top to bottom.
Delta High School's first swim meet was held in Gunnison on Dec. 3.
Placing third in Gunnison was Landre Whelan in the 200 individual medley, Olivia McCracken in the 100 butterfly and Whelan in the 500 freestyle.
Gail and Gary Gibson penned the following summary to a great swim season for the Delta Barracudas.
"Swimming is Family," said Tom Whelan at the recent Delta Barracudas banquet which celebrated the end of a fantastic season.
Local swimmer, Elias Carlson of Delta, traveled to California with five of his Montrose teammates to compete in the Arena Western Zone Senior Championships. His parents, Jessica and Derek Carlson, of Delta, provided the following account of the team's participation.
Sixteen of the Delta Barracudas' finest athletes competed with the best of the best at the Western Slope League Championship Swim Meet. The championship meet was held at Colorado Mesa University over three days and included over 112 events.
Delta's Barracuda swim team spent three days, last week, at the Montrose Invitational Swim Meet.
Delta represented themselves very well with a sixth-place finish out of 14 teams competing in the meet.
A report on last week's Delta Barracuda swim team was submitted by Gary Gibson.
The swim team competed in two swim competitions last week.
Jaylena Gibson provided information for a recent swim meet in Craig.
Six members of the Delta Barracudas swim team traveled to Craig to compete in the Craig ABC Invitational, including Grady Hellman, Ashton Jones, Xavier Quintanilla, Hannah Sterns, Landre Whelan and Emma Wise.
A review of the Delta Barracudas swim season was received from Gary Gibson recently. The following article reflects his reports from several sites this summer.
The Delta Barracudas swim team has started their 2016 summer season. Currently, there are 33 swimmers involved with the Barracudas program, including five new swimmers this year.
Bill Heddles Recreation Center is offering public swim lessons at a variety of days and times. All classes are taught by American Red Cross certified instructors. The cost is $28 per child for Saturday sessions and $40 for Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday sessions, due at registration.
Delta High School finished fourth in a swim meet hosted by the Panthers Jan. 29. Fruita Monument won the meet with 507.5 points followed by Gunnison with 362, Delta 252 and Cortez 109.5.
Delta High School's swim team participated in two meets recently. On Jan. 8 the Panthers were in Gunnison for what was to be more than a dual between the Cowboys and Delta.
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