SB Swim Club members take top spots in Nite Moves 1k swim

Maelyn Adornetto of the Santa Barbara Swim Club was the first female finisher of the Nite Moves 1k swim at Leadbetter Beach. (Photo by Susan Bell)

Walker Bell went under 13 minutes for the second week in row and won his 10th Nite Moves 1-kilometer swim on Wednesday night at Leadbetter Beach.

Walker came in at 12 minutes, 56 seconds, 23 seconds off his career best, which he did last week. The 14-year-old Santa Barbara Swim Club member has won every 1k swim he’s entered this season.


Walker Bell emerges from the water first for the 10th time this season in the Nite Moves series. (Photo by Susan Bell)

Triathlete Chris Braden came in second in 13:19 and San Marcos High water polo and swim coach Brian Roth finished third in 13:27.

Maelyn Adornetto and Olivia Smith, Walker’s teammates with the SBSC, were the top two female finishers. Adornetto, 14, was timed in 14:45 (sixth overall) and Smith, 13, in 14:48 (seventh overall). Samantha Jett finished third in 15:43.

Kyle Visin continued his strong summer finishes, winning the swim-run aquathon in 35:06. The athlete known as Shakes of Chicago was second in 38:32 and Roth finished third in 39:41.

Roth’s wife, Leslie, was the first woman (fourth overall) in 41:04. Leslie is a cross country and swim coach at Dos Pueblos High.

Goleta’s Zac Campbell won the 5k run in 17:23