On the turn: Sam Calkins turns while swimming his way to a bronze aggregate in division two

Sockeyes make waves in Merritt

It was a family affair at the annual Merritt Otter Invitational Swim Meet for the Salmon Arm Sockeyes.

It was a family affair at the annual Merritt Otter Invitational Swim Meet for the Salmon Arm Sockeyes.

The pair of Calkins brothers, Max and Sam, were each first- time aggregate winners and earned bronze aggregate medals.

Not to be outdone, the siblings from the Moore family also had an impressive showing.

In division two, Eric Moore took the gold for the boys, while sister Julianne took the gold for the girls, and Stephen placed third for the boys in the fourth division.

The Sockeyes competed against teams from the Okanagan and coastal regions.

All Sockeyes showed great focus and determination throughout their races, improving both technical aspects and their personal bests.

Individual aggregates were awarded to swimmers in each division who scored the most points over the course of the weekend.

In division three boys, Rowan Trow earned gold while teammate Matthew Bushell earned silver.

Keeya Corbett earned second place in division four girls.

In division five girls, Claire Hall placed second while teammate Emma Levins took third.

Over on the boys’ side, Tyler Bushell placed second.

For division six boys, Matthew Nesdoly placed first while Gaelyn Gilliam took second.

Brayden Gilliam earned gold in division seven boys.

The Sockeyes have returned home, and are gearing up for an intense week of training, as they embrace the most challenging week of training this summer.


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