Congratulations to our Russell & Hill Male February Student Athlete of the Month Vlad Gilszmer of the Kamiak Knights Swim Team. Vlad and his Knights teammates: Slava Gilszmer (his twin brother), Maxwell Fang and Alex Kirby won the State 4A Championship in the 400 Freestyle Relay at the Weyerhaueser King County Aquatic Center in late February. Three of the swimmers (Vlad, Slava and Maxwell) also finished 3rd in the 200 Freestyle Relay. Vlad won an individual state title in the 500 Freestyle and brother Slava placed 2nd in the same race. Three of the swimmers placed in the 200 Freestyle: Maxwell 3rd, Vlad 4th and Slava 6th. The team placed 5th overall, the 8th time in 12 years that Kamiak has placed in the Top 5.Vlad is a sophomore at Kamiak High School.
Kamiak Boys Swim Team: (L-R) Vlad Gilszmer; Slava Gilszmer; Coach Chris Erickson; Max Fang and Alex Kirby.