February 19, 2018
Quesnel swim meet.
17 Blue Fins swimmers made their way to Quesnel to compete in a swim meet over the weekend. They had some great results and posted some impressive best times. For the first time ever the Blue Fins took away top prize in the the Gold Pan relay which comprised of 2 of the best 11 and over swimmers and 2 of the best 10 and under swimmers from each club. In a close race, the Blue fins managed to hold on to first place through the entire race and take home first place. Taylor Fitzgerald, Jadyn Johnston, Rowan Smith and Jordan Stokes headed up the winning Blue Fins team who took on the Prince George and host Quesnel club.
Rebecca Elefson, Gabrielle Knox, and Rowan Smith qualified for youth Provincial championships In and now join already qualified swimmers Cristelle Panida, Jadyn Johnston, Lucas Johnston, Morgan Langford, and Peyton Bailey.
Braedi Hamar had another impressive meet taking off almost 2 minutes in her 8 swims.
Taylor Fitzgerald placed 1st in 5 swims and second in 2 others taking top spot in her age group. In the same age group Abby Webb took 1 first and 5 second place finishes. Jadyn Johnston place 1st in 7 swims and 2nd in one other taking top spot in 13 and over boys. Lucas Johnston placed 1st in 2 swims, 2nd in 4 swims and 3rd in 2 swims and took bronze overall in his age group. Morgan Langford placed 1st in 3 swims and 2nd in 3 others taking silver in the 12 year old girls. Cristelle Panida with 7 1st and one second took the top spot in the meet for girls 12 and under while Gabby Knox finished in 3rd overall with 1st in 2 events, 2nd in 2 events and 3rd in 3 other events. Rowan Smith was 1st in 3 events and 2nd in 5 events taking top 10 and under while Jordan had 2 first, 2 seconds and 3 thirds.
Taylor Fitzgerald Qualified in 3 events for Age Group Provincials while Abby Webb qualified in 1 event. Age group Provincials are in 2 weeks in Kamloops and unfortunately with the new format, the girls will not have extra races so the coach and them may decide not attend until they qualify for more.
The other group heading to youth provincials have 3 weeks to get ready until the head to Penticton to compete against the best in the Province.