GATORS are Division II first place winners


LAMAR — On August 4-6, the local swim team Ski Hi Aquatic GATORS competed in the Summer State Championships in Lamar. They are first place winners! This is only their second year to compete in Summer State Championships, under the guidance and direction of head coach Melinda Hunzeker.

The GATORS also had some big winners at regional SECAL Championship. Coach Hunzeker took 19 team members to regionals. Grayson Hunzeker won second place for the boys 7-8 age group, Mitchell Peterson won third for boys 9-10 and Emma Sewell won first place in girls 9-10 age group.

This summer they also hosted their first home meet and would like to thank the community (the entire SLV) for their donations and support. The meet was held July 21-23 at Adams State University and brought in many other teams from around southern Colorado. They are looking forward to hosting again next year.

Let’s give a big CONGRATULATIONS to these swimmers and Coach Hunzeker and all their other coaches who have given their time and knowledge to this amazing sport.

Caption: Ski Hi Aquatic GATORS are shown in action as they compete in meets this summer. Photo courtesy of  Eva Cruz-Malo