Salmon Arm Sockeyes shine in Lumby

Swimmers deal with lightning during Saturday's outdoor meet in Lumby.

The Lumby Lightning Swim Meet lived up to its name this past weekend.

On Saturday, the outdoor meet went on during constant rainfall with two delays due to lightning strokes; the second forcing the postponement of one event and the cancellation of relays that day.

Despite the weather, the team’s performance still shone.

Stephen Moore continued to dominate division two boys and broke records in the 100-m individual medley and the 50-m freestyle.

In division three girls, Chantel Jeffrey and Claire Hall both broke the 50-m freestyle record. Jeffrey added another couple records on Saturday in the 100-m individual medley and the 50-m butterfly.

On Sunday, the 100- m fly records in division five girls and boys were both broken by Sockeyes: Tricia Fair and Brayden Gilliam.  Fair followed up the 100-m record with a record in the 50-m fly as well. Jeffrey continued to break records, adding another couple in the 50-m backstroke and 100-m freestyle.  Moore added another 50-m breaststoke record to his streak this year.

Lastly for records, the division one team of Julianne Moore, Abby Bushell, Rowan Trow and Matthew Bushell broke the 200-m freestyle relay record.

Other outstanding performances on the weekend included division two Keeya Corbett, who continues to battle close competition and show time improvement.

In division three, Emma Levins had a great meet with many best times. Matthew Nesdoly continues to show his hard work in practice is paying off, winning many of his events in division four.

New to competition this weekend were Maia Person, who competed in the six and under category but also tried out the division one backstroke event against older competitors. Megan Kormany challenged herself by swimming in all division two events and had great first-time performances. Kaelen Hougan worked hard in division four to show how much improvement he has made this season. Paige Bushell, the youngest Sockeye, also swam her first ever “turtle” race.

The Sockeyes won most points overall, with 916 points for the weekend, which included most points in boys and girls events separately and most points for mixed relays.