You are here

Swimathon and Duncan Meet Highlights

The first weekend in April opened with Swimathon and ended with the Duncan Stingrays All-Level Meet.

Swimathon waters churned at the University of Victoria McKinnon Pool starting at 6am with C and D group swimmers. Congratulations to those who completed their timed 3km! Shortly thereafter, A and B group swimmers arrived for their 5km timed swims. We know several larger-than-usual breakfasts were consumed Saturday morning, following juice and muffins or (and) donuts at the pool. Parents appreciated the new coffee pot at 6am, and later - we think we counted laps more accurately than usual.

On Sunday, fourteen of our younger swimmers ranging in age from 7 to 12, travelled to the DuncanStingrays All-Level Meet. Most of us even remembered that daylight savings time started early Sunday morning! It was a very nice day with lots of best times. Here is a scattering of results. Stefanie Schmidt, Sarah Kahale and Genna Bertrand and Victoria Kondrak all swam 100% best times in multiple races. Marlie Turner took three seconds off her best 50 freestyle time, and Evan Letkemann improved his 50 breaststroke by three seconds. In the gruelling 400IM, Christopher Koziol-Neumann and Victoria Kondrak took 40 (!!) and 42 (!!) seconds, respectively, off their previous best times. Genna Bertrand and Emmanuelle Caws, two of our youngest swimmers, completed their first-ever 100IM in a meet.