Swimmers dive into season

There could not have been a better way to start the season.

There could not have been a better way to start the season.

Seven Shuswap Swimming Team athletes recently kicked it off by meeting 2004 Canadian Olympic swim team member Erin Gammel at the Thompson Okanagan Region Select Swim Camp.

Based on last year’s competitive performances, Paige Coutlee, Emma Pyle, Ethan Quilty, Olin Mosher, Bree Cooper, Thomas Flahr and Jake Kitchen were chosen to attend the camp that was held Oct. 1 at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre in Kamloops.

Here, the teammates, accompanied by head coach Mike Effray, had the opportunity not only to meet but hear from Gammel who spoke of the importance of goal setting.

A highlight of the camp, Gammel shared with fellow swimmers her experiences as an athlete as well as the level of commitment it required to become Canadian Champion and an Olympian.

A total of 60 swimmers from the Shuswap, Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna, Westbank, Summerland and Penticton attended the camp which included both swimming and dry-land activities with a focus on foundations for success.


Just Posted

New South Shuswap community park proposed for Blind Bay

Regional district proposes the purchase of 9.5 acres now known as Centennial Field

$30,000 donation for outdoor classroom in Salmon Arm to honour beloved teacher

Funds from Armstrong Regional Co-op to go to the Shannon Sharp Learning Circle

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Sun and heat continue Saturday

Environment Canada forecasts highs of 30 C throughout the Okanagan Saturday

Salmon Arm basketball star to be inducted into national hall of fame

One of Sargent’s many achievements is holding the Olympic record for most assists for 20 years

PHOTOS: Enderby grads paint the town — and themselves

Students spray painted the street outside A.L. Fortune on June 14 to celebrate graduation

10 facts about Father’s Day

Did you know that the special day for dads was first celebrated in 1910?

Vernon seeks additional fetal alcohol syndrome support B.C.-wide

“We are making a difference but we could make even more of a difference”

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Gambler 500 hits Okanagan back roads

Hundreds of off road enthusiasts are rallying in the South Okanagan this… Continue reading

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

Jury finds Kelowna man guilty of second-degree murder

A Kelowna jury found Steven Randy Pirko guilty of the second-degree murder

Revamped B.C. Lions set to battle veteran Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The Lions’ first test of the season will be a big one

Most Read