Vernon’s Zac Benn won two gold medals in the butterfly at the B.C. long course swimming championships.

Vernon’s Zac Benn won two gold medals in the butterfly at the B.C. long course swimming championships.

Benn brings it home

Zac Benn of the Vernon Kokanee Swim Club won a pair of gold medals at the Swim B.C. AAA LC Championships Victoria.

Zac Benn of the Vernon Kokanee Swim Club won a pair of gold medals at the Swim B.C. AAA LC Championships Victoria.

Benn won gold in the boys 12-13 division in 100-metre butterfly with a PB 1:03.45 and 200-fly PB 2:22.67. He also finished fourth in the 400-individual medley final with a PB 5:19.83, sixth in the 200- IM final with a time of 2:32.57 and eighth in the 50-freestyle final with a time of 28.67.

The Kokanee’s 12 swimmers competed against 42 teams and more than 700 swimmers.

In the boys para multi-class, Riley McLean finished sixth in the 50-fly final with a PB time and new Can Am time standard of 1:21.54. Riley qualified for the Can-Am Para Swimming Championships this December in Edmonton.

In girls U11, Kelsey Fillion finished fifth in the 50 free final with a PB time of 30.71.

In the Girls 14-15 division, Meredith Levorson finished fourth in the 200 free final with a PB time of 2:09.78, fourth in the 400 free with a PB time of 4:33.18, fifth in the 800 free final with a PB time of 9:33.88, sixth in the 50 free final with a PB time of 27.70, sixth in the 100 free final with a time of 1:00.68, seventh in the 200 backstroke final with a PB time of 2:28.82.

Kokanee swimmers Erin Brown, Anika Kintzel, Alexandra Shortt, Landon Hampshire, Mateo Gonzalez and McLean will participate at B.C. Summer Games in Nanaimo, July 23-27

Benn and Levorson will participate at Canadian Age Group National Swimming Championships in Winnipeg.