The Thunderbird Aquatic Club took second overall in the October Challenge Division 1 Swim Meet, swimming against five other teams.
Eleven swimmers placed first in at least one event and four swimmers won high point-awards in their age groups.
This story starts with a group of people trying to create something good out of something bad.
And have a lot of fun doing it.
Last November, the Anacortes Parks & Recreation Department learned that an unauthorized trail and bike ramp had been built in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands.
While many of the trails within the Forest Lands are open to cyclists, an individual or group cut down 12 fir and cedar tree, and scraped out about a half-mile of their own trail.
The perpetrators went so far as to use pressure-treated lumber, logs and lag bolt fasteners to construct a ramp.
When Keegan Janicula heard the story during a work party with Ranger Dave Oicles, her reaction was why not give them what they’re looking for and save the Forest Lands from further destruction?
Janicula and her husband Sky Guthrie did some research and found the International Mountain Bicycling Association. Under the large nonprofit, they could form a chapter — the Fidalgo Trail Riders — to partner with the city to build a multi-generational, multi-skill level park for mountain bikers on Fidalgo Island.