Photo by Don Nelson
The Methow Valley Killer Whales hosted Omak last week and dominated the meet.

The Methow Valley Killer Whales swim team, in its first home meet of the season, outdistanced the Omak Manta Rays last Thursday (June 28) at the Wagner Memorial Pool in Twisp.

The home team scored 442 points to 200 for the visitors. About half of the Killer Whales’ 110 registered swimmers were available to compete, coach Bo Thrasher said.

Competitors splashed through nearly 100 events, for ages 7 through 18, on a pleasant summer afternoon that drew a good number of spectators.

The Killer Whales registered 60 first-place finishes, 32 second-places and 21 third-places.

Olive Frady, swimming for the Killer Whales in the girls- 9-10 category, got the meet off to a stirring start with a powerful a cappella rendition of the national anthem.

The team competed at the Omak Pentathlon on Saturday (June 30). Upcoming are a meet at Okanogan on Tuesday (July 3), the annual fundraising swimathon on Thurday (July 5), the Okanogan Relay Invitational on Saturday (June 7) and a home meet against Brewster next Tuesday (July 10).