December 18, 2017
Fins win small team trophy at Kamloops meet.
Jadyn Johnston les the way in the first race at the Kamloops swim meet with a new club record in the 1500 free taking 12 seconds off his best time.
The morning saw 95% Best times from the Blue Fins as they had significant improvements in every area. Morgan Langford, Rebecca Elefson and Peyton Bailey destroyed most of their Best times and had amazing break out meets qualifying them for Provincials in March.
Maya Nowotny was third in the 50 Breast stroke,
Cristelle Panida 5th in the 200IM and 8th in the 100 back and 100 free,
Morgan Langford was 5th in the 100 back and
Abby Webb medaled in 2 butterfly events with a silver in the 200 Fly and another Silver in the 50 butterfly setting a new club record for the girls 11-12. Abby also clinched a bronze in the 400 meter IM. was 4th in the 100 back, 200 IM, and 100 fly.
Rowan Smith placed in the top 8 in all her events taking home 1 Silver medal in the 50 back and 2 bronze Medals in the 100 back and 50 Breast.
Fitzgerald (at the bottom of her age group) was 4th in the 100
back, 200 back and 50 back, swimming under Canadian Junior
Lucas Johnston was 6th in the 100 back and 200 back, 7th in the 200 free, 7th in the 100 fly, and 8th in the 100 free and 400 free, and a big bronze medal in the 50 free.
Jayden Johnston continued with a top 8 finish in every event except 1500 free !!! Jadyn also qualified in a few more events for Provincial Championships.
Peyton Bailey was 7th in the 50 Fly in A finals. Peyton had an amazing meet as she managed 100 % Best times is all her races. Her work over the last month also gave her the honors of Swimmer of the month for the Fins.
Taylor Fitzgerald had a great meet as she set more club records in the 50 back and 200 back stroke breaking the old records set 17 years ago.
Taylor sets her sites on possibly swimming at Canadian Junior Championships this summer.
The girls 11-12 really team grabbed the silver medal in the 200 free relay by just over 1 tenth of a second in a nail biting finish as Morgan Langford finished the race for the girls out touching a close Kootney team. Abby Webb, Gabrielle Knox, Cristelle Panida put Morgan close enough to battle her way to a great race.
The girls 200 Medley relay team with Maya Nowotny stepping in for a sick Gabrielle managed to help the team to a second Silver medal.The girls B team also placed in the top 8 with Peyton Bailey, Rebecca Elefson, Braedi Hamar, and Rowan Smith
It was a long weekend and many swims that tested the resolve of these swimmers and they came through right until the end.
A few girls even pulled it together after being sick as Maya Nowotny swam an 8th place finish in the 100 Breast barely able to talk. The meet was tough but these kids were tougher !!!!
The Blue Fins wind down this week and a well deserved break for the holidays.