Vernon Kokanee Swim Club collects medals
Vernon Kokanee Swim Club racers collected 11 medals at the B.C. AA Championships last weekend in Surrey.
Nick Phillips, competing in the Under 11 Boys division, claimed three medals, earning silver and a B.C. AAA time standard in the 1,500-metre freestyle in 22 minutes, 3.65 seconds. He added a silver in the 200 IM (3:00.84) and bronze in the 200 backstroke (2:58.03).
Phillips will swim in the B.C. AAA Championships, Feb. 28-March 3, in Victoria.
In U11 Girls action, Morgan Mardiros struck gold in the 200 breaststroke with 3:10.71, shaving more than 13 seconds off her personal best (PB) to earn a B.C. AAA standard.
Erin Brown pocketed gold in the 12 Girls 800 free with a 10:37.72, trimming 37.67 seconds off her PB. Chloe Grenier nailed gold in the 200 free with a 2:23.95, and added a bronze in the 100 free with 1:07.27.
In 13 Girls racing, Anika Kintzel took bronze in the 200 breast with a PB 3:05.16.
Sean Manchester secured bronze in the 15 Boys 1,500 free (18:34.33), taking more than a minute off his PB. Paul Czerwonka uncovered silver in the Over 16 Boys 200 IM (2:25.66), and bronze in the 200 breast (2:42.07).