Photo courtesy of Bo Thrasher Members of the Killer Whales swim team practiced at Omak last week.

Photo courtesy of Bo Thrasher

Members of the Killer Whales swim team practiced at Omak last week.

The Methow Valley Killer Whales were back in the water for two meets last week, including a win over the Brewster Bearacudas in head-to-head competition.

With an expanded complement of swimmers, the Killer Whales edged Brewster on June 30, 298-276. The Methow Valley team brought 38 competitors, about twice as many as swam in the previous meet, while Brewster had 54.

The Killer Whales racked up 36 wins, 36 second-place finishes and 16 third-place finishes in 79 events.

Earlier in the week, the Methow Valley team competed at Okanogan on June 28 and came away with 23 wins, seven second-place finishes and eight third-place finishes in 76 events.

This week the Killer Whales will be in Omak for a dual meet on Thursday (July 7), after practicing twice at the Omak pool.

The team continues to travel for its practices, but may be back in the Wagner Memorial Pool in Twisp next week for training and home meets if repairs are completed as expected. The annual Methow Invitational is scheduled for July 16.