Shuswap Swimming Team’s first meet at home proved victorious for the locals who competed against swimmers from both Vernon and Kamloops, earning 10 first-place finishes Sunday.
Geared towards athletes new to the competitive scene, the Fall Jamboree Swim Meet was held at the SASCU Recreation Centre and 50 swimmers participated.
•Eight-and-under girls – Lauren Gridley-Haack took first place in three races: 50-metre freestyle, 50-m breaststroke and 50-m backstroke races.
•Nine to 19-year-old girls – Molly Fogarty picked up two first- place finishes: 100-m individual medley and broke the team record in the 50-m butterfly. Jenna Tiedeman had another first, winning the 50-m breaststroke, breaking the team record at her first meet. Sandra Hall placed second in two races: 50-m backstroke and 100-m individual medley. And Miya Coutlee finished sixth in the 50-m backstroke.
•Thirteen-and-older girls – Kailey Konotopski received two firsts at her first meet: 50-m freestyle and 50-m backstroke.
•In the 10 and under girl’s 4 x 50-m freestyle relay, Fogarty, Hall, Tiedeman and Gridley-Haack claimed a second place finish.
•Nine to 10-year-old boys – Jacob Rambo picked up three, second-place finishes: 50-m freestyle, 50-m butterfly and 100-m individual medley. Ethan Fleming placed second in the 50-m backstroke race, Ethan Pyle took third in the 50-m breaststroke at his first meet and Garret Wasylenki placed fourth in the 100-m individual medley.
•Eleven to 12-year-old boys – Jacob Bojey won first place in the 50-m freestyle, and by less than four seconds, just missed out in qualifying for the invitational level competitions in the 200-m individual medley.
•In the 10 and under boy’s 4 x 50-m freestyle relay, Flemming, Pyle, Wasylenki and Rambo sped past their opponents, winning first place.