Shuswap swimmer qualifies for Nationals

The Shuswap Swimming Team took four swimmers on their first trip to the Swim BC ‘AAA’ Long Course Provincial Championships in Victoria on the July 7 to 10 weekend.

The Shuswap Swimming Team took four swimmers on their first trip to the Swim BC ‘AAA’ Long Course Provincial Championships in Victoria on the July 7 to 10 weekend.  More than 600 swimmers took part in the meet, ranging from young swimmers at their first AAA provincial swim meet, to those swimmers who are former Olympic swimming competitors.

The four swimmers had a great meet, as they squared off against the best in the province and, in the end, each athlete came home with at least one new team record, with two swimmers advancing to race in the finals, and with one swimmer qualifying to race at the Canadian Age Group National Championships.

On the girls side:

• 12-year-old girls – Paige Coutlee was representing the team at this her first AAA swim meet, and she raced well, as she ended up in 17th place in the 100-metre butterfly, while her fast swimming in the 200-m Individual Medley saw her eclipse the team record by five seconds.

• 13-year-old girls – Bree Cooper had a great meet, as she advanced to the finals and was fifth place in both the 100-m butterfly and 100-m freestyle races.  Her time in the 100-m butterfly was fast enough to qualify her to compete at this summer’s Canadian Age Group National Championships to be held in Montreal, Que. on the July 27 – Aug. 1 weekend.  This is the first time that a member of the Shuswap Swimming Team  has qualified for the Canadian Age Group Nationals.

Cooper also was on pace in most of her races for fast swimming as she broke team records in five individual races at the meet.

• 16-and-older girls – Chelsea Stadnyk, 17, had a good meet, as her best race result came in the 200-m butterfly where she ended up in 17th place.

Stadnyk had some great swims and broke three team records of her own along the way.

On the boys side:

• 12-year-old boys – Ethan Quilty was the lone male on the team to qualify for the meet, and he rose to the occasion nicely as he advanced to the finals of the 100-m breaststroke, and earned sixth place in the effort.

Quilty’s other swims were also pushing the record books as he earned five of his own team records at the meet.

 

Just Posted

Alternative approval process to proceed for Centennial Field purchase

Fate of loan to purchase land for future park in hands of South Shuswap residents

Valdy gives volunteers a hand after Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival

Celebrated Canadian singer pitched in alongside starstruck clean-up crew

Robbery tactic used on Salmon Arm senior not uncommon

RCMP advice comes after credit cards stolen at Walmart parking lot

Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival exceeds expectations

Artists, attendees and organizers praise effort behind successful event

Founder of Salmon Arm’s sister city exchange helps welcome Inashiki visitors

Twenty three Japanese guests visit city for a week, Salmon Arm to return in March

VIDEO: Could we BE any more excited? ‘Friends’ fans go crazy for merch

Movie theatres will show select episodes to mark the NBC series’ 25th anniversary

Penticton man sentenced in non-fatal 2017 shooting

Elkena Michael Knauff sentenced to seven and a half months in jail

Bodies of two missing Surrey men found near Ashcroft

Ryan Provencher and Richard Scurr have been missing since July 17

Kamloops RCMP locate and arrest man who fled from police

The 22-year-old male was wanted in relation to a domestic violence investigation

North Shuswap Lions, Celista winery host benefit concert

Sept. 7 event at Celista Estate Winery to support North Shuswap Youth Program

Five hedgehogs quickly adopted after being left at BC SPCA

Lucky new owners picked up their pets from Maple Ridge branch on Aug. 20

COLUMN: Much to enjoy at Ryga Arts Festival

As I learn about George Ryga and his contributions, it is clear why this festival carries his name

Shuswap history in pictures

Shuswap history in pictures: mechanics class

Most Read