BC Winter Age Group Championship - Results

Sophie Ferguson

    From February 21-23rd 12 DSSC athletes attended the Winter Age Group Championships in Vancouver BC. This meet was a huge success for the DSSC athletes a club record was broken,16 new time standards were achieved and to top it all off there was an average of 80% best times at the meet. What is even more impressive is Jannat Bhangu, Isla Pike, Harleen Rai, Gurshaan Sangha, Rebecca Stroke and Daniel Wang all achieved 100% best times at the meet. 

 

    The highlight event of the weekend was Daniel Wang’s (12) 50 freestyle. In this event, Daniel took off over 2 seconds from his previous time consequently breaking a DSSC 31 year old Club Record with a time of 28.10. Daniel also won his age division in the 50 free beating 54 other athletes who competed in the event in his age division. 

 

    The following athletes achieved Age Group Championship standards and are therefore now eligible to compete in these events in Kamloops June 2020. For the girls, Jannat Bhangu (11) achieved her 12 year old standard in the 50 free with a time of 31.19. Isla Pike(10) achieved her 11 year old standards in the 200 IM with a time of 3:08.27 and 200 breast with a time of 3:39.73. Harleen Rai (11) achieved her 12 year old standard in the 200 back with a time of 2:48.71. Rebecca Stroke (11)  achieved her 12 year old standard in the 200 IM with a time of 2:53.27. Noelle Evans (11) achieved her 11 year old time standards the 200 free with a time of 2:43.55 and 50 free with a time of 34.19. 

 

    For the boys, Jatinder Grewal (12) achieved his 12 year old standard in the 100 back with a time of 1:22.38 as well as his 13 year old standard in the 200 fly with a time of 2:55.66. Manraj John (12) achieved his 12 year old standard in the 100 back with a time of 1:20.72. Gurshaan Sangha (11) achieved his 12 year old standard in the 50 free with a time of 31.49.  Gurshaan also achieved his 13 year old standards in the 100 breast with a time of 1:21.00 and the 200 breast with a time of 2:58.52. Daniel Wang achieved his 13 year old standards in the 100 free with a time of 1:04.15 and 50 free with a time of 28.10. Max Zha (12) achieved his 13 year old standard in the 100 fly with a time of 1:14.06 

 

The top 8 finishers were:  

 

Gurshaan Sangha (11) 6th in the 200 breast and 4th in the 100 breast 

 

Marcus Hugo Viloria (13) 8th in the 50 free, 7th in the 200 back and 6th in 200 free 

 

For more information on DSSC programs visit www.teamsungod.ca or call 604-345- 5912.  Swimmers wishing to join the club must be age 5 and over and must be able to swim 15m unassisted in deep water.  Registration is ongoing throughout the season and is subject to space availability.