February 26, 2019
Winter BC Age Group Championships 22-24 February 2019
hosted by Canadian Dolphin swim club, Vancouver, BC
report by Head Coach Malwina Bukszowana
Two swimmers from WGB qualified for this meet:
11 years old Breanna Faulkner and 13 years old Thomas Gishler.
Both young Yukon athletes swam very well improving their best times significantly. Going outside Yukon to race against faster swimmers gives the athlete a new experience and helps the coach to see what we need to work on.
A few changes have been made in Age Group Championships meet profile. The finals are only in two events 200 Free and 200 IM. In all other events the winner is declared in the heats. The long distance freestyle events (800 and 1500 Free) were removed from the program.
Our swimmers beat their best times in all events. Thomas broke one WGB club record in 400 IM.
Both Breanna and Thomas liked the experience during BC Provincial swim meet and they learned a lot. Now they want to put all this knowledge into practice to work towards improvement for the next big racing outside Yukon.
17th in 100 Fly,
12th in 200 Free
8th in 400 IM with a new WGB club record 5:19.98 in 13-14 age group category
47th in 200 Free with over 24 seconds improvement
30th in 100 Back
16th in 200 IM
5th in 400 Free missing the medal by 2 seconds
56th in 200 IM
15th in 100 Breast
37th in 100 Free
9th in 200 Fly
22nd in 200 Breast
35th in 50 Free
16th in 200 Breast