October 29, 2019
On Friday, our seniors travelled down to Kamloops to swim and do dryland with the Kamloops Classics Swim Club where they had a great practice and really stepped up to the plate to perform exceedingly well in a new environment.
Saturday, we were joined by some of our younger swimmers for the Kamloops Swim Meet - a one day meet where the older swimmers have the chance to swim some longer distance races while the younger ones swim shorter, faster races. We had some excellent results and we are very proud of how well the team did! Here are some highlights:
Our Swimmer of the Meet is Gavin Reedman. This was Gavin's first out-of-town meet and he absolutely rocked it. He faced some unexpected adversity before one of his races and was able to quickly turn it around, get in the pool and not only swim a best time, but also was able to work on the skills his coaches had asked him to do.
Taylor Fitzgerald swam an incredible 1500m Freestyle - she has been training hard for this one, and was able to not only hold the pace goal she had set, but was able to go a little bit faster than expected. Taylor broke the Girls 15 & Over record for this event, completing her race in 19:48.34.
The last race of the day was a heat full of Blue Fins swimming the "dreaded" 200 Fly. Jordyn Stokes stepped up for this race, dug deep and not only pulled out a great time but is now less than 1 second away from qualifying for Provincials for this race. It was great to see a whole heat of our swimmers swim this race together.
We would also like to congratulate Dexianna Stewart and Montana Russell for competing in their first out-of-town swim meet - they both did really well and we are so happy to see them go out of their comfort zone and give it a try. We know we will be seeing both of them at future meets!