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April's fun meet Fundraiser and Last Sprint to Raise-A-Thon

This past Saturday, April 14th, the Delta Sungod swim club (DSSC) hosted its 4th Fun Meet. Over 60 young athletes participated in the event, and it was great to see once more this consistent attendance, allowing the coaching staff to track the progress of the attending students.

Swimmers raced an average of 3 events, including dolphin kick, freestyle, and backstroke for the Dragon – Learn To Compete trainees and individual medley (IM), butterfly and breaststroke for the swimmers of our pre-competitive and competitive groups. After racing, coaches organized a tournament with 4 games: under-water wrestling, aim for the cone, pass the ball over-under and the flip turn contest!

In the 200m IM, it was the chance for 4 of our swimmers to evaluate their progress against the first competitive standard in the Lower Mainland Region : 4:00.00. Joachim Aranda (13) aced it in a time of 3:37.02. Noelle Evans (9) in 4:04.73, Max Zha (10) in 4:08.22 and Manraj Johal (10) in 4:23.20, all three in the JAG group, lowered substantially their previous mark to tickle this standard. Congratulations to them, and all others who raced that day!

You can view the results here : DSSC’s April Fun meet Results.

All present families were able to share some snacks, kindly prepared by our volunteer parents and coordinator, Neena Sunner. A big thank you to you, and to all timers who helped to make this event smoother every time.

The Delta Sungod Swim Club is currently participating in the Swim-A-Thon. It is a nationwide fundraising event, to try to help non-for-profit swimming associations throughout the country. The event will end on April 27, and we have raised 8965$ so far! Just a couple days left until our goal of 10000$ this season. Just a bit more. To help us out, Please go to our club link at www.bcswimathon.ca/delta and register your child(ren) and start spreading the word to family, friends, business colleagues, social contacts and those that support the sport of swimming in our community, province and Canada.

If you have any questions please contact your Swim-A-Thon coordinator Neena Sunner at neena22@hotmail.com  or Head Coach Kurt. Otherwise please contact RaiseAThon at swimmingcanada@raiseathon.ca if you have any technical problems.

Let’s do it!

DSSC will hold its event on Saturday, April 28th  with a 2h or 200 laps swim. All swimmers are welcome to participate! For more information, please visit our event’s page :

After the morning’s event, we will then share a breakfast at the pool, again organized by our dear volunteers.

Coming up next, competitive swimmers will race in UBC April 21-22 for the Jessica Deglau Invitiational. DSSC is always looking for new members. We are organizing an assessment day, if you know any friends that would be interested to join the swim club, and get the chance to get a credit on your account : here are the details.

To a great week of swimming,

The coaching staff.