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Fall classic nets best times for Vernon swimmers

The crew of 33 from the Vernon Kokanee Swim Club achieved 89 best times at the Kelowna meet
The Vernon Kokanee swim club achieved 89 best times at the Fall Classic in Kelowna. (Contributed)

Vernon swimmers headed south down Highway 97 last weekend (Nov. 17-19) to compete at the Kelowna Aquajets Fall Classic.

The meet was in preparation for the upcoming championships coming in the new year.

The Vernon Kokanee Swim Club (VKSC) fielded 33 swimmers, achieving 89 best times.

Kubrick Reed and Anders Erickson had a breakout swim meet with new provincial times in breaststroke events. Kubrick now has three provincial times with adding new times in the 100 and 200 metre breaststroks. Erikson also added to the provincial qualifiers in VKSC with a new qualifying time in the 50 m breaststroke.

Erikson, Teo Bos and Danika Buse each swam to 100 per cent personal best times while there were massive drops in personal bests from: Herea Serzane (200 m freestyle), Kaeden Uesson (200 m backstroke), Killian Russell (400 m freestyle), Norah McIntyre (400 m freestyle), Nathan Hubbard (100 m breaststroke), Johnny Kroes (100 m breaststroke) and Max Helm (50 m breaststroke).

There were also divisional qualifying times claimed from: Julia Brander (400 m freestyle), Erikson (400 m freestyle, 1,500 m freestyle, 50 m fly), Hubbard (50 m freestyle), McIntyre (400 m freestyle, 100 m breaststroke), Kroes (100 m freestyle), Abby Helm (200 m breaststroke), Russell (400 m freestyle, 200 m backstroke, 200 m breaststroke), Helm (50 m breaststroke), Jed Hubbard (50 m freestyle), Uesson (50 and 200 m backstroke, 50 m breaststroke) and Bos (100 m freestyle).

Jed Hubbard and Russell each won from the outside smoke position.

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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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