The Willits Otters Swim Club, after being sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic for over one-year, competed in a tri-meet with the Mendocino Sea Dragons and the Ukiah Dolphins on Saturday, May 15. The Ukiah Dolphins hosted the meet with all the precautionary COVID-19 guidelines in place. The Willits coaches were very pleased with the performance of the Otters as for many of them this was their very first taste of competition. Those swimmers representing Willits were Macy Davidson, Gracie McIvor, Sophie Chavez, Claire McIvor, Emelia Owsiany, Mia Chavez, Alexa Williams, Eva Semisch, Leah Blakely, Olivia McCartney, Serenity McCartney, Annalee Gonzalez, Graham Olson, Kingston Casey, Archer Casey, Aedan Lockwood-Chenelle, Nikolai Ritchley, Timothy Southwick, Logan Devine, and Ahanu Casey. Every Otter that had competed in previous meets improved their time. Alexa Williams, Mia Chavez, and Nikolai Ritchley improved their time by more than twenty seconds in one or more events. Those swimmers achieving marks in The National Age Group Motivational Times were Sophie Chavez with three BB times, Mia Chavez with two BB times, Alexa Williams with three BB times and one B time, Eva Semisch with a B time, Leah Blakely with two B times, Aedan Lockwood-Chenelle with a BB time, Nikolai Ritchley with a BB time and a B time, Ahanu Casey with a BB time, and standout Emelia Owsiany with two A times and a B time. Way to go Otters!