Gunstock Swim Team back in action

It's almost the end of the Fall/Winter competitive swim season and yet members of the Gunstock Swim Team had yet to compete in a sanctioned meet. Their pool had only recently reopened for training – after closing its doors two seasons ago – when local businessman Les Schuster purchased the Gunstock Inn and Fitness Center and welcomed back the competitive USA Swim team.

Only 15 swimmers comprise the new team. Coached by Al Rozzi and Jim and Martha McIntire, they found success recently at the Connecticut Valley Invitational, hosted by Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction, Vt. It was the one and only chance for GST to individually qualify for end-of-season competition, namely Regionals (N.H.), Silvers (N.H. and Mass.) and Age Groups (New England).

The following swimmers have qualified for further competition: Sarah Bellefleur (age 12/Wolfeboro) 50 Breast (Regionals), 50 Fly & 50 Free (Silvers); Sydney Eastman (age 9/Gilford) 50 Free (Regionals); Bradley McIntire (age 10/Gilmanton) 50 Fly (Silvers), 50 Back (new meet record), 50 Free (new meet record), 100 IM (Age Groups); Reagan McIntire (age 12/Gilmanton) 50 Fly, 50 Free (Regionals), 50 Breast (Silvers); Lachlan Plache (age 15/Wolfeboro) 50 Free, 100 Free (Regionals); Lily Stinchfield (age 12/Wolfeboro) 50 Back, 50 Free (Regionals); Carolyn Trepanier (age 13/Wolfeboro) 100 Back, 50 Free,(Regionals). Madison Eastman (age 13/Gilford) and Essence Bourque (age 14/Barnstead) both achieved personal best times. Eastman bested her seed times in the 100 Free, 100 Back and 100 Breast. Bourque bested her previous times in the 100 Free, 100 Back and 100 Fly.

Inquiries about the Gunstock Swim Team can be directed to Albert Rozzi at the Gunstock Inn & Fitness Center 293-2021 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sundius to represent Inter-Lakes at state swim meet

The Inter-Lakes High School Swimmers finished out their regular season last week at Goffstown. Pauline Donaldson and Matthew Sundius both achieved new personal best times in the 50 Freestyle. Matthew will attend the State Championships at UNH on Saturday Feb. 14 to swim the 100 Backstroke. All four of the swimmers shared in their dedication to the sport of swimming and worked very hard this season to improve.

Gilford sending 6 swimmers to state championship meet

Gilford High School will be sending 6 swimmers to the DIV II State Championship Meet on Saturday, February 14. Rebecca Cook is currently seeded third in both of her events the 100 and 200 free, Katie Gingrich will be swimming the 50 free and 100 back, Owen Sanborn the 100 free and 100 fly, Beck Mclean will swim the 200 free and 100 free, and Zoe Fullerton and Olivia Morea will compete in the 50 free. (Courtesy photo)

LMS girls A team heading into tournament with 19-0 record

The Laconia Middle School girls' A team wrapped up their regular season last week with two solid victories to finish the campaign undefeated with a 19-0 record. This weekend the girls play in the Lakes Region Invitational Tournament at Winnisquam High School and follow up with The Bow Invitational Tournament during the February Vacation to complete their season.

Last Thursday, the Lady Sachems soundly defeated Franklin 44 to 10. Amelia Clairmont and Skyler Tautkus led Laconia in scoring with 16 and 12 points respectively. Delaney Ross also chipped in 5 points for the victors.

On Friday, Laconia beat Merrimack Valley 36 to 15. After building a 23 to 8 halftime lead, aggressive rebounding and defense carried the ladies to the victory. Hannah Dow and Megan Gaspa led Laconia with 11 points and 9 points. Gaspa also contributed 12 rebounds for the undefeated team. Avy Bartlett had 4 steals also.

"This has been a wonderful team to coach," says coach Chick Tautkus, " They are motivated, focused , and have a team first attitude. We look forward to ending our season on a positive note in the Winnisquam and Bow tournaments."