The Battle Mountain NNA Swim Team competes in Minden.
The Battle Mountain NNA Swim Team competes in Minden.
Members of the Battle Mountain NNA Swim Team were in Minden at the Carson Valley Swim Center from Feb. 10-13 for the 2023 Valentine’s Day Age Group Open.

Nevaeh Serna qualified for short course JOs in the 11-12 division in seven events on March 10-12 in Santa Clara, Calif., and she also qualified for the Southwest age group Regionals March 30-April 2 in Folsom, Calif.

In Minden, Serna won the girls 11-12-year-old, 50-yard backstroke with a time of 32,91 seconds, a 1.48-second improvement of her previous best time. In addition, she won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 28.97

Serna was the runner-up in the 100-yard backstroke, as she took off nearly two seconds off her previous best time at 1:09.54. 

She placed third in the 50-yard butterfly (32.72), a 1.80-second improvement at was third in the 200-yard freestyler at 2:15.85, a 6.80 second improvement. She also finished third in the 50-yard breaststroke at 39.82.

She took off more than three seconds of her previous best time in the 200-yard individual medley to place fourth in a time of 2:39.17. 

Serna added fourth-place finishes in the 100-yard individual medley (1:14.81) and the 100-yard freestyle (1:05.54).

Shayne McMillin competed in the 13-14-year-old girls division and was eighth in the 50-yard freestyle (29.55) and eighth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time 1:25.70, which was a 20.37-second improvement.

McMillin placed 11th in the 100-yard freestyle (1:07.19) and 123th in the 200-yard freestyle )2:27.12) and 12th in the 100-yard backstroke (1:15.77). She took off 20 seconds in her 200-yard freestyle race.

Weston Reiva earned four third-place finishes in the boys 9-10-year-old by division. Those included the 50-yard backstroke (42.13), the 100-yard butterfly (42.37), the 100-yard freestyle (1:16.51) and the 50-yard freestyle (35.87). 

He took off 13.34 seconds off his previous best time in the 50-yard breaststroke to place sixth at 58.88 and he finished fourth in the 100-yard individual medley.