Swimmers of the Months – Feb & March (because it’s never too late)
Class 1 – Heidi Bellis (Feb) and Kenadie Foote (Mar) are two of the clubs most promising up and comers. Heidi went to her first regional swim meet in February. At the North Coast Developmental Swim Meet in Terrace Heidi managed to finish in the top four in all five of her individual events. Heidi’s attendance and effort have been outstanding this season and that has fueled her rapid improvement. Kenadie is in her first year with the club. After only a few months with the team she has already graduated out of the Mini Rapids and into Class 1! Like Heidi, Kenadie is an excellent worker and a very good listener. She has done everything we’ve asked and seems to get better every week. Congratulations girls!
Class 2/3 – Iona Riesen (Feb) and Piper McWilliam (Mar) are both having breakout seasons for the club. Iona dominated at the Terrace swim meet in February. She won all six of her events, while getting best times in all of them AND getting her first three Swim BC “A” times. Iona is a diligent student of the sport with an impeccable attention to detail. She gives her best every practice and is very motivated to be the best swimmer she can be. Piper is also an excellent worker that has improved leaps and bounds this season. She has shown excellent potential in all four strokes. Piper benefits from outstanding attendance and being a strong listener. These guys are only just scratching the surface of their potential. Keep up the good work girls!
Class 4/5/6 – Kobi Franes (Feb) and Zach Dolan (Mar) are tracking to be two of the best swimmers in Prince Rupert history. In February Kobi continued his meteoric rise by snagging his first ever AAA time with an eye-catching 17:57.12. This came mere months after he had made his first ever AA time. That time was good enough to come 7th at AA’s in Chilliwack. Kobi’s breakthrough came off of years of perseverance and hard work. It awesome to see that effort get rewarded. Zach enjoyed one of the best AAA provincials the club has ever witnessed. He joined the short list of Prince Rupert swimmers to ever capture a provincial medal with a silver in the 50 free and a bronze in the 100 free. He also set the club record with a 100.50 100 backstroke. Zach has been one of the club’s better swimmers since he was little but this performance brings him to a whole another level. It culminates years of hard work and dedication. Great job guys!
Masters – Morgan Sundin (Feb) and Jimmy Morse (Mar) are two of the most reliable Masters on our roster. They combine great participation with great attitudes. Morgan has been a staple of the evening group for a few years now. She does a great job with whatever we give her and she does it with a smile. Jim has been a more limited participating master as he was limited by the vagaries of his job, but a schedule change has let him come more reliably of late and that’s been to all of our benefits. He’s been turning up every morning and is the proverbial first man in-last man out. Jim gives a great effort every practice and brings up the level of everyone around him. Thanks guys!