2015 Bennett Cup was pretty generous for B group swimmers. Generous in solid swims and lots of experience.
We started Saturday finals with some great 4 x 50 IM relays. Our 12-13 boys (Dylan Kormendy, Tom Chapman, Jacob Rambo and Anthony Gutierrez) placed second, although they had to race the clock in the first heat. We won 14-15 girls category (Lily Chen, Emma Carter, Jessica Luo, Allison Ballantyne) and placed 3rd in girls 16 & over (Anna Letkeman, Haley Bennett, Erin Lawrance, Rachel Sawchuk).
We had a pretty good first day in Langley.. coming over on the first ferry and swimming “Shoes Off”: Joining into the meet without in-water warm-ups to add a little challenge.
Our first event up was 100 BK, Asia Trudel took on the competition and was the fastest qualifier going into finals. A good accomplishment, taking her own responsibility for her swimming as the coaches still had not arrived yet.
Swim BC announced the 2015 fall selection list for the upcoming November Prospects camp. Seven of the forty-eight member team are from Pacific Coast Swimming. The following are on the list: Jessica Luo, Sophie Lorette, Hanna Lorette, Sophie Tarrant, Allison Ballantyne, Artem Kuklev, Kelsey Andrusak. Selection of the swimmers is based on their long course performances.
Lauren Crisp, Lucas Tyler and Molly Gowans have been selected to Swim BC's Junior Team Camps. They will travel to Vancouver this weekend with coach Rod Barratt to participate in the first camp this weekend.
At the annual Swim BC Awards Night in Whistler this past weekend, PCS was announced as the BC Club of the Year for 2015. This is the second time PCS has won the award, having won it originally in 2007.