Battle Mountain NNA swim team competes in Minden

Battle Mountain NNA swim team competes in Minden

Battle Mountain NNA swim team competes in Minden

The Battle Mountain NNA Swim Team was in Minden from Feb. 11-13 for the Valentines Day Age Group Open at the Carson Valley Swim Center.

The team welcomed a new member in Molly Riboux. Riboux is an exchange student from Belgium and joined the team three days after arriving in Battle Mountain. 

She is a wonderful person and a great addition to the team even if it’s only for a short time. 

Nevaeh Serna will be going to the Junior Olympics March 18-20 in Santa Clara, Calif., as she qualified in the 100 backstroke and will also swim the 50 backstroke and the 200 freestyle.

Serna and Saige Bakker both have qualified for the 10 and under Championship April 23-24 in Sunnyvale, Calif.

In Minden, Riboux competed in the 15 and over age group and was 19th in the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1 minute, 37.27 seconds. She was 20th on the 200-yard individual medley (3:13.54), 23rd in the 100-yard freestyle (1:14.98), 25th in the 100-yard backstroke (1:30.58) and 27th in the 50-yard freestyle at 33.67.

Bakker earned a runner-up finish in the girls 8 and under 25-yard backstroke with a time of 22.57, a 1.03-second improvement. 

She placed third in the 25-yard butterfly at 26.21, a 4.44-second improvement, third in the 50-yard breaststroke (1:16.88), a 22.79-second improvement and third in the 50-yard freestyle at 45.89, nearly three second better than her previous time.

Daxon Bakker was sixth in the 50-yard breaststroke (1:105.64) and seventh in the 50-yard freestyle at 45.91 in the 9-10-year-old division.

Serna picked up seven first-place finishes on the weekend in the 9-10-year-old division. 

She won the 200-yard individual medley at 2:52.46, a 2.64 second improvement, the 100-yard individual medley (1:22.31), the 50-yard backstroke (36.71), the 100-yard freestyle (1:10.93), 200-yard freestyle (2:31.70), a 1.14-second improvement, the 100-yard backstroke at 1:17.57, a 4.51 second improvement and the 100-yard butterfly where she improved by seven seconds with a time of 1:29.30.

Serna was the runner-up in the 50-yard butterfly with a time of 40.60.