Issaquah father-son duo post victories at swimming championships
June 5, 2012
Father and son duo Willy and Gentry Gevers recently competed in the Pacific Northwest Association Masters Regional Swimming Championships at the King County Aquatic Center and each came home with first place finishes.
The younger Gevers, Gentry, won gold medals in the 100-yard back (55.69), the 100-yard butterfly (55.31), and the 50-yard back (25.73). Gentry was a four-year star at Issaquah High School, going to state in four events in his senior year. He will attend Concordia College in California on a swimming scholarship.
Willy Gevers came home with age-group gold medals in the 50 and 100 breast stroke and has recorded the fourth-fastest age-group times in those events in Pacific Northwest Association history. They were also the only father-son duo at the meet and the high point scorers in the family division.
“It was a real treat to race with my son, and a family memory I’ll never forget,” Willy Gevers said.
The Gevers family are longtime Issaquah residents, with their four children all competing in swimming and track at Issaquah High School.