The South Siskiyou Swim team had 13 swimmers compete at the North Valley Championships at the Redding Aquatic Center from Aug 2-4 to end the season.
South Siskiyou was led by senior swimmer and Team Captain Rhian Viturino. She finished in the top 7 in the girls 15-16 age group out of more than 30 competitors. 
She placed 3rd in the 500 freestyle on Friday.
South Siskiyou head coach Rich Viturino said that “the younger group of girls from the 9-10 division showed up to compete and left everything they had in every race.”
Kaley Lanier came in 3rd overall in the 9-10 age group.  Lanier, Lucy Borgan, Laila Borgan, and Alia Carr came in first in the 200 Medley Relay on Saturday and  the 200 Freestyle relay on Sunday.
The boys were led, Viturino said, “by great racing from Seth Charter and Patrick Hill, putting up some great times in multi events." He added that "they left everything in the pool.”
Viturino commended his squad for what they accomplished during the season.
“Our team has grown emotionally over the season,” he said. “To watch how this group showed up to battle and take on all the challenges in stride, makes me proud to say I am the team’s coach. The hard work and dedication each of the summer swimmers have put in everyday shows why they do so well at the end of the season."
South Siskiyou recently had to cancel the annual Siskiyou County meet due to high levels of smoke from the Oregon fires that rolled in the night before the meet.
Coach Viturino thanked the support of the South Siskiyou Swim Team Parent Board and assistant coaches Jenn Carr, Eileen Ranger, and Sydney Scott. 
“Their ability to see my vision makes us a strong unit and the hard work they put in for these kids is remarkable in the short amount of time we have,” he said.  He also thanked the training coaching group led by Rhian Viturino, Behr Marshall, Mia Morris and Brady Richards. 
“They have stepped up in roles on the team with everyday tasks,” Coach Viturino said. “Teaching younger swimmers not only to swim, but also sharing the love they have for this sport. To all the younger training coaches, the growth in the group just amazes me how well they picked things up and willingness to teach what they know."
He added that some of the high school aged kids will have the chance to keep swimming as  they enter the second year as a fall team representing Weed High School.